3374 TENURE UPON TRANSFER TO AN UNDERPERFORMING SCHOOL
The Board of Education may grant tenure to a teaching staff member coming from another New Jersey public school district to the same position in an underperforming school in this school district in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 18A:28-5.1. As used in this Policy, “underperforming school” means a school in this school district which has been identified by the New Jersey Department of Education as a “focus school: or a “priority school” for any year within a two-year period.
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 18A:28-5.1, a tenured teaching staff member who has been rated effective or highly effective on his/her most recent annual summative evaluation in a New Jersey public school district, and who accepts employment in the same position in an underperforming school in another New Jersey public school district, shall be under tenure in that position in the new school district during good behavior and efficiency and shall not be dismissed or reduced in compensation except for inefficiency, incapacity, or conduct unbecoming such a teaching staff member or other just cause and then only in the manner prescribed by Subarticle B of Article 2 of Chapter 6 of N.J.S.A. 18A, after the employee receives a rating of effective or highly effective in at least one of the annual summative evaluations within the first two years of employment in the underperforming school in the new school district.
For purposes of this Policy, “effective” or “highly effective” means the employee has received an annual summative evaluation rating of “effective” or “highly effective” based on the performance standards for his/her position established through the evaluation rubric adopted by the Board of Education and approved by the New Jersey Commissioner of Education.
Adopted: November 2013