The state Education Department has approved 107 districts’ plans for new state-mandated teacher and principal evaluations.
To date, 314 of New York’s roughly 700 districts have submitted their union-negotiated plans, of which there are several locally determined components. The deadline was July 1.
If the plans aren’t approved by the state by mid-January, districts forfeit a scheduled increase in state funding.
Education Department Commissioner John King called the most recent numbers evidence of “positive momentum.”
“The release of the model plans last month has helped districts move forward, and administrators, teachers and principals have been hard at work to get these plans done,” King said in a statement. “We’re providing constant feedback to help districts finalize their plans.”
According to the news release, the department has given feedback to more than 200 districts. Those with plans that were not approved right away will make changes and re-submit. King encouraged districts to submit soon because the review process may take 4 to 6 weeks.
The updated list of approved plans and the model plans can be found here.