Taken from the district’s TEVAL plan submitted to the SDE.

Conversations between evaluators and teachers should foster collegiality and professional growth. In the event that there is a disagreement that cannot be resolved through discussions between the teacher and their union representative [if desired], and evaluator, either party may request that the superintendent of schools or designee mediate this dispute and make a decision that resolves this impasse.

When a teacher does not agree with the summative outcome ratings of the evaluation process, a letter clearly defining the teacher’s reasons for disagreement should be provided to the teacher’s supervisor and the Director of Human Resources. Upon receipt of the letter, administrators may schedule a meeting with the teacher to further discuss the dispute, identify an error made in computation that is changed, or respond to the teacher in writing that the previously discussed documentation is consistent with the summative rating presented.

In cases where the teacher and evaluator cannot agree on SLO’s and corresponding IAGD’s, feedback, or a teachers choice of Professional Practice Objective, using the “Connecticut Guidelines for Educator Evaluation (2012)”, a determination of such issues may be made by the superintendent of schools or designee.

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