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Oak Harbor School District examines teacher evaluation

The Oak Harbor school board will begin a more than year-long process Tuesday evening as they discuss the Teacher Principal Evaluation Project. The workshop begins at 6:30 p.m. June 12 at the Oak Harbor School District building.

The meeting is changed from its regular Monday time due to high school graduation.

The Legislature called for a change to the evaluation system for teachers and principals, which will go into effect for the 2013/2014 school year.

The state has created three models for a new system and the school board will begin looking at these models at the workshop.

In the future, they will also discuss training teachers and principals to use the new system.

In order for the community to participate in the discussion, they should think about “how to know if a good teacher’s good and how to know if a good principal’s good,” said Superintendent Rick Schulte.

“What do you want as community members, parents as a good teacher or principal for your child?” Schulte said.

The workshop Tuesday is just the beginning of the process, Schulte said.

“Most of next year will go to choosing the model and training with the selection. Next year, we’ll spend the entire year working to define it better,” Schulte said.

 

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