Evaluation: Licensed Personnel 4-62.1

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 4-62.1

PERSONNEL

Evaluation: Licensed Personnel

  1. Evaluation of Administrative/Supervisory Personnel Other Licensed Personnel

    Among other criteria, principals, assistant principals, and supervisors will be evaluated and assessed on their skills and knowledge of student academic progress and school gains in student learning and effectiveness in addressing school safety and enforcing student discipline.

    1. Orientation

      The evaluation process and procedure will be reviewed with staff members annually.

    2. Probationary principals, assistant principals, and supervisors shall receive summative evaluations annually.
    3. Continuing Contract principals, assistant principals, and supervisors:
      1. Shall receive a summative (formal) evaluation at a minimum once every three years.
      2. Shall be informally evaluated during non-summative years.
      3. May request additional evaluations or may receive an evaluation even if during a non-summative year.
  2. Evaluation of Teaching Personnel

    Teaching personnel will be evaluated on the appropriate skills needed to accomplish the tasks assigned. Evaluations will address, among other things, student academic progress, instructional methodology, classroom management, and subject matter knowledge.

    1. Orientation

      The evaluation process and procedure will be reviewed with teachers annually.

    2. Probationary Teachers (P1, P2, P3, PC) and Annual Contract Teachers
      1. Probationary and Annual Contract Teachers shall receive summative evaluations annually.
      2. A teacher in their first year of probation (P1 or PC) shall receive an interim evaluation at least once during the first semester of the school year.
    3. Continuing Contract Teachers
      1. Continuing Contract Teachers will receive a summative (formal) evaluation at a minimum once every three years. They shall be informally evaluated during non-summative years.
      2. Administrators may elect to provide a summative (formal) evaluation even if it is not during a summative year.
    4. Teachers placed on probation

      When a teacher is placed in a probationary status in accordance with Policy 4-18, they shall receive the following:

      1. a minimum of one observation per month during the term of the probation;
      2. an interim evaluation within three months of being placed on probation;
      3. a summative evaluation at the end of the probation.
  3. Evaluations that are less than proficient
    1. Any continuing contract teacher, principal, assistant principal, or supervisor who receives a "Developing/needs improvement" or "unacceptable" summative evaluation shall receive another summative evaluation the following year.
    2. When any performance standard on an evaluation warrants a rating of "unacceptable," the employee must be placed on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP). When performance warrants three or more ratings of "Developing/Needs Improvement," the employee should normally be placed on a PIP.
  4. Teacher Evaluation Timelines

    The Department of Human Resources shall provide specific due dates for evaluations and observations to principals annually prior to the start of school.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-295, as amended. Employment of teachers.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-303, as amended. Probationary term of service for teachers.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-294, as amended. Probationary terms of service for principals, assistant principals, and supervisors; evaluation; reassigning principal, assistant principal, or supervisor to teaching position.

Virginia Board of Education Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Teachers. Approved April 28, 2011, effective July 1, 2012.

Approved by Superintendent: July 16, 1991
Revised by Superintendent: January 18, 1994
Revised by Superintendent: February 23, 2005
Revised by Superintendent: October 23, 2012
Revised by Superintendent: July 23, 2013
Revised by the Superintendent: October 29, 2020