Remediation Plan – Summative Rating of Unsatisfactory

 The PERA (2010) includes the language regarding the creation of a Remediation Plan for any tenured teacher in contractual service that is rated “unsatisfactory” as a result of the evaluation process.  According to the JFA Procedural Agreement, “[t]he plan is designed to remediate the deficiencies recognized by the administration in the evaluation process, provided they are deemed remediable by the Board of Education, and the plan shall be designed to assist the teacher in correcting these deficiencies (section 14.9).”

 

The Remediation Plan:

·          is to be created within thirty (30) days after the completion of a summative evaluation resulting in the “unsatisfactory” rating

·          will be developed by the principal and a district administrator in consultation with the teacher and a consulting teacher and will take into account the tenured teacher’s ongoing professional responsibilities including his/her regular teaching assignments

o   A consulting teacher, who has five (5) years of experience, familiarity with the teaching assignment, and an “excellent” rating on his/her last evaluation, shall be selected by the principal.

·          is to be directed to the areas that need improvement and include supports that the district will provide to address the performance areas identified as needing improvement

·          will last for a period of ninety (90) school days

o   The teacher will be formally observed at least once every thirty (30) days for the duration of the remediation period.

o   Planning and Reflection Conferences will precede and follow each formal observation

·          will provide a mid-point (formative) and final (summative) evaluation during an at the end of the evaluation period

 

The remaining procedures within the JFA Procedural Agreement and the Illinois School Code will be followed in relation to the development and implementation of a remediation plan.

 

Tenured teachers must be evaluated at least once in the school year following the Remediation Plan.  Teachers who are rated as “proficient” or “excellent” at that time will be reinstated to the tenured staff evaluation process for proficient and excellent.

                                             

For any tenured teacher who is evaluated less than “proficient” at the completion of the remediation period, the District will consider the dismissal of the teacher under the provisions of the Illinois School Code 105 ILCS 5/24A-5 and the JFA Procedural Agreement.