Collective Bargaining Agreement |

2015-2016

8.1

Purpose

The Garden Grove Education Association and the Garden Grove Unified School District agree to implement the California Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) Program as a critical feedback mechanism that allows exemplary teachers to assist teachers i n need of development in subject matter knowledge, teaching strategies, classroom management, or in all three areas. This Program provides assistance to teachers in order to improve the teaching and learning process.

8.2

Participating Teacher

A Participating Teacher shall be a unit member with permanent status who is referred or volunteers to receive assistance and coaching to improve instructional skills, classroom management knowledge of subject matter or in all three areas.

 

8.2a

Referred Participating Teacher

The Referred Participating Teacher shall be required to participate in PAR for a minimum of one (1) year as a result of an unsatisfactory final evaluation in any of the above mentioned three (3) areas. A Referred Teacher shall participate in both assistance and review. The Referred Teacher shall be assigned a Consulting Teacher by the Joint Panel.  The Consulting Teacher, Referred Teacher and the site administrator shall meet to discuss the Peer Assistance and Review Program, and to establish mutually agreed upon performance goals with respect to the process of Peer Assistance and Review. The Consulting Teacher will provide assistance to the Referred Teacher until the Consulting Teacher concludes and reports to the Joint Panel that his/her performance goals have been achieved, or that further assistance will not be productive. Annually, the Consulting Teacher will submit a final report to the Joint Panel. The Consulting Teacher shall continue to provide assistance until the Joint Panel acts on the recommendation.

The Referred Teacher shall have the right to submit a request, in writing, to the Joint Panel for a different Consulting Teacher. He/she will state the reasons why the Consulting Teacher should be replaced and have those reasons considered. The Referred Teacher shall also have the right to submit a written response to the Consulting Teacher's final report within ten (10) working days. The Referred Teacher may address the Joint Panel for up to five (5) minutes regarding the final report. A designee of the Association may accompany the Referred Teacher to this meeting.

 

82.b

Volunteer Participating Teacher

A Volunteer Participant may request the Joint Panel to assign a Consulting Teacher to provide peer assistance. The Consulting Teacher shall play no role in the evaluation of the teaching performance of the Volunteer Participant. The Volunteer Participant shall indicate area(s) in which he/she seeks assistance in his/her request (ex. new grade level, new subject area, etc.). The Volunteer Participant may terminate his/her participation in the PAR program at any time without the requirement to give a reason for said request. All communication between the Consulting Teacher and a Volunteer Participant shall be confidential; and without the written consent of the Volunteer Participant, shall not be shared with others, including the site principal. the evaluator, or the Joint Panel.

8.3

Consulting Teacher

A Consulting Teacher shall be a permanent certificated unit member, selected by the Joint Panel, who provides assistance to Participating Teachers.

8.4

Joint Panel Committee

The Joint Panel will supervise and evaluate the PAR program and shall consist of seven (7) members composed of four (4) permanent certificated classroom teachers selected by the Association, and three (3) administrators selected by the District.

8.5

Special Provisions

 

8.5a

Confidentiality

All materials related to evaluations, reports, deliberations and other personnel matters shall be confidential, subject to the following exceptions:

a) In response to subpoena or order of the court;
b) The final report of a Referred Teacher's participation in the program shall be made available for placement in his/her personnel file;
c) The final report may be used by the District in any employment action based upon instructional performance.

 

8.5b

Duty to Indemnify

The District shall hold harmless the members of the Joint Panel and Consulting Teachers for any or all liability arising out of their participation in the PAR Program.

  8.5c

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties performed pursuant to this article by bargaining unit members shall not constitute either management or supervisory functions.

   

 

 

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Our Mission Statement:
"GGEA is an association of educators who advocate for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve."

Our Mission Statement:
"GGEA is an association of educators who advocate for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve."

Our Mission Statement:
"GGEA is an association of educators who advocate for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve."

Our Mission Statement:
"GGEA is an association of educators who advocate for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve."