As I drove into work this morning, I heard the headline above on the morning news show on the radio and thought about how this might confuse folks a bit. The news story referenced an article in today's Boston Globe about the impending deadline for many schools districts across the state to come to an agreement with unions about new evaluation procedures. So I wanted to set the record straight as to where Burlington stands in regards to the new teacher evaluation system that all schools will have to implement by the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year.
The deadline of September 1, 2012 applies to all schools that receive Race to the Top funds, which according to the article is 235 school districts. For the remaining school districts, the new evaluation system will need to be implemented by September 1, 2013.
Stay tuned for more information on this as Burlington administrators and teachers work on creating a shared vision of what this new evaluation system will look like.