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School board attorney designs own evaluation



Most Floridians with functional ears have caught wind of how controversial teacher evaluations have been in the state of Florida. Notably, teachers are concerned that certain metrics are out of their control, and some say that state policymakers don't really know what it's like to be in the classroom.

It might be interesting to note that not all people working in the school systems are evaluated as teachers are. On Tuesday, Pinellas County School Board Attorney David Koperski will submit a document that he, himself, has proposed the school board use to evaluate him.

Per the school board workshop agenda: "Mr. Koperski, in compliance with his contract, will present a proposed instrument for his evaluation by the Board."

You can read the eight-page evaluation form Koperski has submitted here. It judges him on seven standards:

  1. accessibility and responsiveness
  2. knowledge of the law
  3. knowledge of district practices
  4. communication and in-service training
  5. management
  6. professionalism
  7. school board policies

If the school board approves the evaluation, each board member will rate Koperski on the seven measures.

[Last modified: Friday, March 29, 2013 11:22am]


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