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Policies and Regulations

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 4-62

PERSONNEL

Evaluation: Licensed Personnel

  1. Procedure

    The School Board shall develop a procedure for use by the Superintendent and other administrators to evaluate instructional personnel that is appropriate to the tasks performed by instructional personnel which shall be used by the Superintendent and administrators to evaluate instructional personnel. The process must address: 1) Professional Knowledge; 2) Instructional Planning; 3) Instructional Delivery; 4) Assessment of and for Student Learning; 5) Learning Environment; 6) Professionalism; and 7) Student Academic Progress. The Superintendent shall provide the Board with a written recommended procedure for evaluation for the Board to consider and adopt.

  2. Evaluator Training

    Beginning September 1, 2000, principals must have received training provided by the Superintendent and his staff, pursuant to Virginia Code § 22.1-253.13:5, in the evaluation and documentation of employee performance, which evaluation and documentation shall include, but shall not be limited to, employee skills and knowledge and student academic progress. Assistant principals and other administrative personnel participating in the evaluation and documentation of employee performance must also be trained in the evaluation and documentation of employee performance.

  3. Probationary Employees

    Appropriate administrative staff shall annually evaluate probationary teachers by using School Board developed procedures. The Superintendent shall consider each annual evaluation of a probationary employee in the nonrenewal process. If a teacher's annual performance evaluation during the probationary period is unsatisfactory, the School Board shall not reemploy such teacher.

Editor's Note

See School Board Policy 4-56 for mentorship program for probationary teachers and financial incentives for excellence in teaching.

Legal Reference:

Code of Virginia § 22.1-253.13:5, as amended. Standard 5. Quality of classroom instruction and educational leadership.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-253.13:7, as amended. Standard 7. Policy manual.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-303.1, as amended. Immunity from civil liability for certain individuals.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-293, as amended. School Boards authorized to employ principals and assistant principals; licensed required; powers and duties.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-295, as amended. Employment of teachers.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-303. Probationary terms of service for teachers.

Virginia Department of Education. Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Teachers (effective July 1, 2012).

Virginia Department of Education. Virginia Standards for the Professional Practice of Teachers (effective on July 1, 2012).

Adopted by School Board: March 18, 1975
Amended by School Board: August 21, 1990
Amended by School Board: July 16, 1991
Amended by School Board: July 13, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: March 7, 2000
Amended by School Board: February 8, 2005
Amended by School Board: December 4, 2012