Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education
Agenda Item

Meeting Date
September 26, 2017

Agenda Item Title
Recommend Approval of Proposed Candidates as Qualified Observers for Teachers with Mandatory Improvement Plans

Staff Present

​Vincent Smith, Interim Chief Human Resources Officer

Main Points

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.     

Fiscal Implications

Agenda Item Type
consent items

Recommend approval of the attached list of individuals as Qualified Observers for teachers with Mandatory Improvement Plans