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New teacher evaluation law approved in Niles

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NILES, Ohio - A move by Niles City Schools to adopt a new state mandated evaluation system for it's teachers and principals was met with some opposition.

About 30 teachers, along with their union representative, crowded into the Niles School Board meeting Thursday afternoon.

The union representative asked board members to sign a Memorandum of Understanding, saying teachers would  have some input on how the evaluation procedure works within the district.

Signing the agreement was against the advice of the school boards attorney. However, they did sign.

"We're looking at working together on an issue and we've said all along verbally with each other we want that dialogue. We want to sit with staff. We want to sit with administrators," said Superintendent Frank Danso. "We want to set the guidelines up so we set the process and there is some understanding of it."

The state evaluation system grades teachers based on their performance in the classroom, as well as student improvement throughout the year.

One board member believes the state cannot accurately evaluate staff since it's removed from the district on a regular basis.

A Department of Education spokesperson said in the past, districts have had their own way of evaluating staff. The new system will regulate the process.

Districts have until July 1 to comply with the new requirements.

 

 

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