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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education
Agenda Item

Meeting Date
April 28, 2015

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

Staff Present
Avery Mitchell, 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 work days 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 must 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 


·        Be qualified to conduct formal and informal

          observations for the CMS Teacher Evaluation 

          Instrument; and

·        Be currently employed by the District


At Superintendent Ann Clark’s request, Chief Human Resources Officer Avery Mitchell developed a list of 31 candidates for qualified observers, who were selected from sitting assistant principals and central services staff. Ms. Mitchell sought comment on the list of proposed candidates from the CMS Learning Community Superintendents, Executive Staff and the Superintendent’s Teacher Advisory Council. 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