Tag Archive: Teacher/Principal Evaluation

Mar 05

VASSP Opposition to HB 576 – Contract and Evaluation Policies Legislation

The Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals has made it clear that it does not support the implementation of HB 576 (the Teacher and Principal Contract and Evaluation Policies Bill) as it is written. This bill was developed without the opportunity of Virginia’s education organzations to provide input into the discussion and development of the …

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Feb 24

Virginia Board of Education Meeting – February – 2012

The Virginia Board of Education February  meeting was held in Richmond in the Department of Education facilities on Thursday, February 23 2012.  The agenda and related documents may be reviewed at www.doe.virginia.gov/boe/meetings/2012/02_feb/agenda.shtml A summary of the meeting is as follows: Election of the Offices of President and Vice President of the Board of Education for 2012-2014.  Mr. David …

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Feb 09

VASSP Position on HB 576

The opening of the General Assembly’s 2012 session brought legislation with new potential challenges for Virginia school administrators. Perhaps the most controversial piece of legislation was presented by Delegate Richard Bell, R-Staunton, HB 576. The bill, a continuation of Governor McDonnell’s performance based teacher incentive from the 2011 session, places new deadlines and accountabilities on …

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Jan 26

Teacher Tenure/Continuing Contracts

The long held belief that teachers can have permanent positions through tenure has begun to fade with new accountabilites. In a recent article in the Richmond Times Dispatch, http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2012/jan/25/tdnat01-states-weaken-teacher-tenure-rights-ar-1637129/ , the reality of accountability that is tied into funding and jobs has brought a new paradigm to educators.  The shift now for educators’ job security is being driven by the reality of …

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