The effects of the Educaiton Reform package passed this spring are going to be felt here in Bristol starting this fall. The SDE has determined that Bristol will be an “Alliance District,” which will provide extra funding with certain strings attached. A PDF outlining the recently approved state guidlines is here.

In the 2012-2013 school year, ten school districts will be participating in the pilot program of the new teacher evaluation system, although Bristol will not be among them. Recent Hartford Courant articles are here, and here. Following a review of the pilot, the new evaluation system will be used state wide in the 2013-2014 school year.