05-071 C.M.R. ch. 180, § 4 - DEPARTMENT APPROVAL OF SYSTEM
Current through 2022-14, April 6, 2022
A PEPG system must be approved by the Department before the first school year in which the system is implemented, other than as a pilot. To ensure adequate time for Department review and feedback, and to ensure adequate time for the school administrative unit to train educators on the system, a school administrative unit shall submit its PEPG system plan for Department approval not less than 90 days before the beginning of the first school year in which the PEPG system will be used to assign a summative effectiveness rating.
Within 30 days of receiving a complete filing of a proposed system plan, the Department shall notify the school administrative unit of whether the system plan is approved, or what changes are needed in order for the plan to be approved. The Department shall assist the school administrative unit in understanding options, and making changes to the system plan to bring it into compliance with Chapter 508 and this rule.
A school administrative unit is encouraged to seek advice and comment from the Department as it develops and pilots its PEPG system.
To obtain Department approval, a school administrative unit must submit its PEPG system plan, on a form provided by the Department.
The PEPG system plan must include:
Department approval is also contingent upon evidence of adoption of the system by the school board.
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