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Education Code - EDC


  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )


  ( Division 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 25. EMPLOYEES [44000 - 45500]

  ( Part 25 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 3.1. School Personnel Staff Development and Resource Centers [44681 - 44690]

  ( Chapter 3.1 added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 966. )

ARTICLE 4. Evaluation of Certificated Employees [44689.1 - 44689.2]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 935, Sec. 1. )


(a) The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:

(1) Strong schoolsite administrators play a pivotal role in the life of a school and are essential for successful schools. The principal, as leader of the schoolsite educational team, is the most effective agent for bringing about educational improvement.

(2) An important component of effective leadership is evaluation of employees.

(3) Training in effective evaluation strategies and techniques that supports instructional improvement is essential.

(b) It is the intent of the Legislature that administrators assigned to evaluate certificated employees possess certain demonstrated competencies in assessment of employees.

(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 935, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2001.)


(a) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall, with the approval of the State Board of Education, award a grant to any eligible applicant school district, county office of education, or charter school, for the purpose of providing necessary administrator training pursuant to this article. The grant shall consist of an amount not to exceed four hundred dollars ($400) per administrator scheduled to receive training as set forth in this article.

(b) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall administer this article and shall, where necessary, implement actions of the State Board of Education governing the implementation of this article.

(c) (1) Programs funded pursuant to this section shall include all of the following:

(A) Techniques and strategies for successful supervision, observation, diagnosis, and conferencing with teachers that support instructional improvement.

(B) Documentation and writing techniques necessary for effective written evaluations.

(C) A knowledge of evaluation, assessment, and dismissal procedures pursuant to Article 11 (commencing with Section 44660) of Chapter 3 and Article 3 (commencing with Section 44930) of Chapter 4.

(2) The programs shall provide sufficient flexibility to meet the needs of the state’s diverse school districts.

(3) The programs shall set forth the sources for appropriate professional development, including, but not limited to, the Governor’s Principal Leadership Institute pursuant to Chapter 12 (commencing with Section 92855) of Part 57, onsite training offered by practitioners and consulting experts, and academies offered by professional associations.

(d) This article shall not be implemented during any fiscal year for which funds have not been appropriated for these purposes.

(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 935, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2001.)

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