Perry Local Board of Education
KEY ACTION Heard about a new and developing teacher-evaluation system which will be implemented in Perry Local in 2015.
DISCUSSION Jason Conrad, assistant principal at Perry High School, reviewed elements of an evaluation system which will rate teachers based on their performance and the “growth” of their students.
“Teachers will be evaluated on the growth of students in their classrooms,” Conrad said. “Teachers haven’t been rated on student growth before.”
There will be four rating levels for teachers: accomplished, proficient, developing and ineffective.
“An ineffective teacher will be put on an improvement plan,” Conrad said. “They will be given a certain amount of time to figure it out. Every teacher will be evaluated every year. Currently, we are on a like a three-year cycle with most of our teachers.”
This new teacher-evaluation system follows upcoming mandates from the state.
“Perry Local will not be implementing this until the expiration of our current contract with the Perry Classroom Teachers’ Association, which goes through June 30, 2015,” Superintendent Marty Bowe said.
OTHER ACTION Approved new three-year contracts for six administrators. The new contracts take effect Aug. 1 and expire July 31, 2016.
Those receiving new contracts are Conrad; Principal Tricia Self of T.C. Knapp Elementary School, Brian Paisley, director of technology; Rebekah Silla, director of pupil services; Todd Sutton, athletic director; and Heide Hamit, the education-management information system coordinator.
DISCUSSION There likely will not be any raises for these administrators.
“Salaries have been frozen for quite a few years now,” Assistant Superintendent Tom Ryan said.
OTHER ACTION: Accepted the retirement of Principal Dave Guertal of Whipple Elementary School.
• Heard about plans for a programming partnership with the YMCA of both Western Stark County and Central Stark County.
“What we hope to do is help improve the quality of life of the people in the community,” said Jim Stanford, chief executive officer of the Western Stark County YMCA. “We would like to start as soon as possible.”
UP NEXT Meet at 6:30 p.m. April 23 at Edison Middle School at 4201 13th St. SW.