Facing a June 30 deadline imposed in the state budget, the Board of Regents on Monday will begin discussing proposed regulations for the teacher-principal evaluation system.
The Regents meetings are open to the public. General sessions are held in the Regents Room on the first floor of the State Education Department and committee meetings are held in the seminar room on the 5th Floor.
In addition, the board’s general sessions are webcast.
According to the tentative agenda posted Friday morning, the general board meeting is slated for 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Monday, May 18, and from 12:05 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19. Committee meetings - which continue throughout the day - are not broadcast.
As always, NYSUT representatives, led by Vice President Catalina Fortino, will monitor the Regents meeting. “NYSUT will be immediately analyzing the draft regulations and pressing forward with our recommendations,” Fortino said. “In the days ahead, we will continue meeting with individual Regents and encouraging our members to reach out to their local Regent. NYSUT also is pressing forward with the Legislature on needed changes.”
NYSUT has called on the Regents to continue soliciting input from parents and educators once the draft regulations are made public.
EMAIL STATE ED. Your comments on the pending evaluation regulations should be sent to the State Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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