Procedure:††††† Personnel†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Procedure No: B-14
Title:†††††††††††††† Performance Evaluations†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Policy No:†††††† 2.01, 2.02, 2.08, 2.09, 2.50
Authority:†††††† 1001.41, F.S.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Date Issued:††
State Board††† 1001.5, 1012.22, 1012.23,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Superintendentís
Rule:†††††††††††††† 1012.27, and 1012.34, F.S.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Signature:†††††† Signature on File
The purpose of an employee evaluation in the
The purpose of this procedure is to provide information and instructions relative to evaluating employee performance prior to making personnel action recommendations, including reappointments, salary increases and promotions.
1.†††††††† The supervisor will give specific criteria, forms, and processes for evaluation to each employee within the first 30 days of employment and annually within the first 30 days of each evaluation period thereafter. The criteria or forms may be changed within the evaluation period with prior notice to the employee.
2.†††††††† If an employee at a school/department is related to a school/department administrator with direct supervisory authority or to a district administrator with indirect leadership authority to the school/department, the school/department administrator is to contact the Chief of Human Resources. The Chief of Human Resources will develop an evaluation procedure for the employee which shall be approved in writing by the Superintendent.
3.†††††††† Every employee will be evaluated by his or her supervisor at least once a year prior to reappointment.
4.†††††††† All new employees will be evaluated within the first 60 calendar days of employment.
5.†††††††† Any employee terminating a position held for more than ninety calendar days during a fiscal year will be evaluated prior to his or her termination date.
6.†††††††† Any supervisor who is moving from a supervisory assignment will conduct an evaluation for each employee supervised prior to his or her termination date if one was not conducted within the previous 180 calendar days.
7.†††††††† Each supervisor shall annually receive training to assist in the planning, implementation, and coaching required for the proper use of assessment instruments and evaluation processes.
8.†††††††† Each supervisor must review expectations and specific assessment criteria with the employee prior to observing performance for evaluation purposes.
9.†††††††† Written and/or oral feedback must be provided to each employee following a formal observation of performance for evaluation purposes.
10.†††††† The supervisor shall provide a conference for each employee after each evaluation to assist with understanding the purpose of the evaluation, the assessed level of performance and professional growth.
11.†††††† An overall unsatisfactory evaluation can only be given when there is documentation and feedback, specific time lines that provide opportunity for improvement, the provision of assistance by the employee's supervisor in a written plan, and the repeated failure of the employee to meet the evaluation criteria.
12.†††††† The employee will be provided the opportunity to respond in writing to his or her evaluation within 10 days of the evaluation conference. The employee is required to sign the form to indicate that it has been reviewed. The signature does not necessarily imply agreement. Failure to sign the evaluation shall be considered insubordination and grounds for disciplinary action.
13.†††††† All employee evaluations and supporting assessment data shall become part of the employee's personnel file and are covered by the appropriate State Board of Education Rules and School Board Policies regarding access.
14.†††††† Special evaluations may be conducted by the supervisor at any time as a method to assist in improving the employee's performance.
15.†††††† Further procedures for evaluating personnel are covered in Master Contracts with the Leon Classroom Teachers Association, Leon Educational Support Personnel Association and Local 1010, Industrial Employees Union.
16.†††††† Annually Personnel Services will distribute timelines for the submission of a copy of the annual evaluation of instructional staff. These forms will be submitted in a timely manner to Personnel Services and will be included, with all appropriate support material, in the Employees personnel file maintained in Personnel Services.