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The primary objective of a school district's teacher evaluation system is to improve teachers' performance so they can become successful and contribute to the objectives of the district. If the evaluation does not produce this positive result, the teacher must be replaced, either by resignation or termination. The district's evaluation system thus serves a secondary function—the removal of the unsatisfactory teacher. This practical guide of legal considerations in school employee evaluation covers the documentation system, evaluates termination options,and includes sample letters and memorandums. Sections added or expanded since the previous edition include growth plans, discipline and social media, and First Amendment considerations.
The Documentation System
Memoranda to the File
Specific Incident Memoranda
Summary Memoranda and the First Amendment
Assessment or Evaluation Document
Close Out Memoranda
Documentation in General
General Guide for E-mail Communication
Documentation, Discipline, and Social Media
Evaluating Termination Options
Application to Chief Executive Officers
List of Appendices
A: Sample Memorandum to the File
B-C: Sample Specific Incident Memoranda
D-E-F: Sample Summary Memoranda (General, Specific Directives)
G-H: Sample Summary Memoranda (First Amendment)
I: Sample Memorandum (Social Media)
J: Sample Growth Plan
K-L-M: Sample Growth Plan Memoranda (Initial, Extension, Closure)
N: Sample Close Out Memorandum
O: Sample Do Not Write Memorandum
P: Checklist for Creating Effective Documentation