San Diego School District puts teacher evaluations on the table

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Monday, April 21, 2014

At issue is the next contract between San Diego Unified and San Diego Education Association – San Diego’s teachers union – which will cover teachers, nurses, counselors and other staff members.

The current contract ends June 30 but Bill Freeman, SDEA president, says they’ll be at the table as long as it takes to strike an agreement.

The district sent the union its proposal Tuesday. It’s light on details, but the district wants to write clearer job descriptions for teachers and have more room to negotiate benefits, among other things.

The part that may have the biggest impact, however, might also be biggest sticking point: rebooting its system for evaluating teachers.

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