January 17, 2013
CONNETQUOT ANNUAL PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE REVIEW ACCEPTED BY NYS EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Ronkonkoma, NY --- Connetquot Teachers Association (CTA) President Anthony Felicio, Jr., is pleased to announce that the Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) between the Connetquot Central School District and the Connetquot Teachers Association has been accepted in its entirety by the New York State Education Department. Felicio said “Through many hours of hard work, mutual respect, negotiation, and the unending desire to formulate an APPR that improves student learning and is fair to teachers, we are proud of our combined efforts.”
Education Law §3012-c, establishes a new statewide comprehensive evaluation system for classroom teachers, and building principals, based on multiple measures of effectiveness. The intent of the new evaluation process is not just to hold principals and teachers more accountable, but to tailor professional development and support for educators and to develop and improve their instructional practices. The ultimate goal is to ensure that there is an effective teacher in every classroom, and an effective leader in every school.
Felicio went on to say “The CTA is confident that the final APPR approved by the State Ed Department will meet all of the goals outlined by New York State for improved instruction and improved outcomes.”