VBOE Board Briefs: January 2022
February 7, 2022
February 7, 2022
VEA Member Interest
First Review of Proposed Revisions to the Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Principals and Superintendents
The Virginia Board of Education (Board) is required to establish performance standards and evaluation criteria for teachers, principals, and superintendents to serve as guidelines for school divisions to use in implementing educator evaluation systems. The Code of Virginia requires (1) that principal and superintendent evaluations be consistent with the performance objectives (standards) outlined in the Board’s Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Teachers, Principals, and Superintendents, (2) that school boards’ procedures for evaluating instructional personnel address student academic progress, and (3) that evaluations include an evaluation of cultural competency.
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and the Board are currently involved in Phase 2 of a three-phase plan to revise the Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Principals and Superintendents. The major revision to the Guidelines in Phase 2 is the creation of a new performance standard, Culturally Responsive and Equitable Leadership. The Guidelines support the priorities of the Board of Education’s Comprehensive Plan to (1) advance policies that encourage and support the recruitment, development, and retention of well prepared and skilled teachers and school leaders and (2) provide high-quality, effective learning environments for all students.
A final review of the Guidelines will take place during the March 17, 2022, Board meeting. Proposed next steps include training for principals and superintendents this summer, followed by state-wide implementation.
VDOE Board Briefs email communication can be found HERE
For a full run-down of the VBOE’s January 2022 Business Meeting – CLICK HERE