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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Policy 5240 - EVALUATION OF STAFF

The Board recognizes that the professional growth and evaluation of individual employees is important to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the district.  Staff are expected to perform the duties identified in their contracts and/or job descriptions, in addition to any other reasonable responsibilities that may be assigned or directed by their supervisor. 

Certificated Teachers and Principals
Evaluations for certificated teachers and principals will be in compliance with the requirements of chapter 28A.405 RCW and applicable collective bargaining agreements or memoranda negotiated pursuant to chapter 41.59 RCW. The primary purpose of such evaluations will be to enhance and improve an employee’s performance so as to improve student learning.

Certificated Support Personnel
“Certificated support personnel” and “certificated support person” mean a certificated employee who provides services to students and holds one or more of the education staff associate (ESA) certificates pursuant to WAC 181-79A-140(5).  ESA certification includes: school speech pathologists or audiologists, school counselors, school nurses, school occupational therapists, school physical therapists, school psychologists, and school social workers.

Certificated support personnel are considered non-classroom teachers for purposes of the Professional Growth and Evaluation System, and are not subject to the four-level rating system. The performance of certificated support personnel will be evaluated consistent with state law and applicable collectively bargained processes. The purpose of such evaluations will be to improve the employee’s performance and alert the employee to any performance deficits or concerns.

Other Administrative Staff
The performance of administrative staff other than certificated principals and assistant principals as referenced in the section above will be evaluated at least once per year. The purpose of such evaluations will be to improve the employee’s performance and alert the employee to any performance deficits or concerns.

Classified Staff
The performance of classified staff will be annually evaluated by his/her supervisor consistent with applicable collectively bargained processes. The purpose of such evaluations will be to improve the employee’s performance and alert the employee to any performance deficits or concerns.

Cross References:
Staff Development - Policy 5520
Separation from Employment - Policy 5280

Legal References:
Principals and vice principals –Employment of—Qualifications—Duties - RCW 28A.400.100
Minimum criteria for the evaluation of certificated employees - RCW 28A.405.100
Evaluations--Legislative findings - RCW 28A.405.110
Training in evaluation procedures required - RCW 28A.405.130
Assistance for Teachers may be required after evaluation - RCW 28A.405.140
Conditions and contracts of employment - RCW 28A.405.210
Conditions and contracts of employment--Nonrenewal of provisional employees—Notice—Procedure - RCW 28A.405.220
Adverse change in contract status--Hearing—Procedures - RCW 28A.405.310
Adverse change in contract status of certificated employee - RCW 28A.405.300
School Personnel--Evaluation of the Professional Performance Capabilities - Chapter 392-191 WAC
Types of certificates - WAC 181-79A-140

Management Resources:
December 2015 - Policy & Legal News

Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Board: October 26, 1983
Revised by the Board: 8.00, 3.04, 2.16
Classification: Essential