POLICY

VERNON TOWNSHIP

BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

TEACHING STAFF MEMBERS

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Certification of Tenure Charges – Inefficiency

Nov 13

 

 

 

3144.12  CERTIFICATION OF TENURE CHARGES – INEFFICIENCY

 

In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 18A:6-17.3 and notwithstanding the provisions of N.J.S.A. 18A:6-11 or any other section of law to the contrary, in the case of a teacher, Principal, Assistant Principal, and Vice Principal, the Superintendent shall promptly file with the Secretary of the Board of Education a charge of inefficiency whenever the employee is rated ineffective or partially effective in an annual summative evaluation and the following year is rated ineffective in the annual summative evaluation.

 

If the teacher, Principal, Assistant Principal, or Vice Principal is rated partially effective in two consecutive annual summative evaluations or is rated ineffective in an annual summative evaluation and the following year is rated partially effective in the annual summative evaluation, the Superintendent shall promptly file with the Secretary of the Board of Education a charge of inefficiency, except that the Superintendent upon a written finding of exceptional circumstances may defer the filing of tenure charges until after the next annual summative evaluation.  If the employee is not rated effective or highly effective on this next annual summative evaluation, the Superintendent shall promptly file a charge of inefficiency.

 

Within thirty days of the filing, the Board of Education shall forward a written charge to the Commissioner of Education, unless the Board of Education determines the evaluation process has not been followed.

 

Notwithstanding the provisions of N.J.S.A. 18A:6-16 or any other section of law to the contrary, upon receipt of a charge pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:6-17.3.a, and this Policy, the Commissioner of Education shall examine the charge.  The individual against whom the charges are filed shall have ten days to submit a written response to the charges to the Commissioner of Education.  The Commissioner of Education shall, within five days immediately following the period provided for a written response to the charges, refer the case to an arbitrator and appoint an arbitrator to hear the case, unless the Commissioner determines the evaluation process has not been followed.

 

 

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Certification of Tenure Charges – Inefficiency

 

 

The only evaluations which may be used for purposes of N.J.S.A. 18A:6-17.3 are those evaluations conducted in accordance with a rubric adopted by the Board of Education and approved by the Commissioner of Education pursuant to P.L.2012, c.26 – N.J.S.A. 18A:6-117 et seq.

 

N.J.S.A. 18A:6-11; 18A:6-17.3

 

 

 

 

Adopted:  November 2013