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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education
 
Agenda Item
 

Meeting Date
February 10, 2015

Agenda Item Title
Recommend Approval of Proposed Amendments to Policy GCO, “Employee Performance and Nonrenewal Processes for Teachers and Administrators,” and Policy GCOB, "Plans for Growth and Improvement of Teachers and Licensed Employees”

Correlation to Board of Education Vision, Mission & Core Beliefs
Ensuring that an effective principal leads every school; Ensuring that an effective teacher instructs each class


Staff Present
Avery Mitchell, Acting Chief Human Resources Officer
Jan Richardson, Executive Director, Human Resources Systems and Talent Management


Main Points
Proposed amendments to Policy GCO, “Employee Performance and Nonrenewal Processes for Teachers and Administrators,” and Policy GCOB, Plans for Growth and Improvement of Teachers and Licensed Employees,” are before the Board for action.  The proposed changes incorporate amendments to North Carolina law enacted by the General Assembly in 2013 and clarified in 2014.  The statutory changes eliminate career status for teachers effective June 30, 2018, and change the process for decisions not to renew teacher contracts.  These policies were reviewed by the Policy Committee on January 8, 2015, and recommended for Board adoption by the unanimous vote of the four members present. 
 
At the direction of the Policy Commitee, staff presented the proposed amendments to the policies to the Superintendent's Teacher Advisory Council (STAC) after the Policy Committee meeting.  At the suggestion of STAC, staff is recommending that text in Policy GCO originally recommended for removal be retained.  With the agreement of members of the Policy Committee, the version of Policy GCO attached to this agenda item includes this additional change on page 4. 


Fiscal Implications
N/A


Agenda Item Type
action items


Motion
Recommend approval of Proposed Amendments to Policy GCO, “Employee Performance and Nonrenewal Processes for Teachers and Administrators,” and Policy GCOB, "Plans for Growth and Improvement of Teachers and Licensed Employees”