As provided in Board of Education Policy GCOB, "Plans for Growth and Improvement of Teachers and Licensed Employees," teachers with Mandatory Improvement Plans (MIP) may, within five workdays after finalization of the MIP, request an observation by a qualified observer. North Carolina law requires that a qualified observer must be selected from a list created by the Board. Regulation GCOB-R requires that the Superintendent work collaboratively with the Executive Staff to develop a list of potential candidates for Board approval. The people recommended meet the criteria set forth in CMS policy and regulation:
• Have excellent reputations for fairness and competency;
• Meet the stringent performance ratings detailed in the regulation;
• Be qualified to conduct formal and informal observations for the CMS Teacher Evaluation Instrument; and
• Be currently employed by the District
It is the Superintendent's recommendation that the list (attached to this Agenda item) be approved as presented.