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03/17/2015
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IRCEA
Debit Card
• Cards expire at the end of the month.
• All unused $$ is given to the SAC at the school where the teacher
who didn’t exhaust the card works.
• There are 30+ teachers who have not used any of the $
• There are 182 teachers who have at least $30 left.
NEA RA (July 1-6 Orlando)
 The RA is open to all members of the NEA to attend all or part
of the assembly.
 We still need volunteers to assist at the RA. Anyone who
volunteers for the entire week will be reimbursed for their
food, travel expenses, and hotel room.
 See more information in this month’s Topics.
 E-mail [email protected] if you are interested in volunteering
Legislative Update--State
What HB7069 DOES do
 Removes the state requirement for district progress monitoring tests
in middle and high school grades.
 Prohibits districts from giving final exams to students that have taken
a state required test (FSA, FCAT science or state EOC).
 Removes the requirement that every course and subject in every
grade have an end-of-course test.
 Allows districts to determine student performance measures for nonstate assessed courses.
 Reduces the required student performance component from 50
percent to 33 percent of a teacher’s evaluation. The principal
observation component is also reduced to 33 percent and a new
category, “other indicators of performance” is set at no more than
33 percent.
Legislative Update--State
What HB7069 DOES do
 Sets a process for a psychometric validity study to be
completed by September 1.
 Until completed, FSA data will be used by linking last
year’s data to this year’s data, so about the same
number of students will fall in each category as last year.
 Maintains School Grades and School Recognition
Program.
 Suspends negative consequences to schools for low
school grades for this year (no new turnaround schools
this year).
 Allows school year to begin on August 10th
Legislative Update--State
What HB7069 DOES NOT do
 Remove any current state tests (except college readiness
assessment in high school).
 Change performance pay requirements.
 Change any accountability processes or consequences for
students or teachers: Retention, graduation and teacher
evaluation will still occur with current just cause promotion
and concordant score options.
Call Governor Scott at (850)488-7146 and tell
him to issue an executive order to suspend
FSA testing and all high-stakes consequences
associated with testing!
2014-2015 Evaluations
Category I Teacher (any teacher who has been in the
district for three or fewer years regardless of years of
experience in other districts)
Type of
Observation
Number of
Observations
Formal
2
Informal
4
Final IPS
Conference
1
Category II Teacher (any teacher who is not a
Category I teacher)
Type of
Observation
Number of
Observations
Timeline
Timeline
Formal
1
By Dec. 9
One by Dec. 9;
One by May 15
Informal
2
One per
semester
Final IPS Conference
1
By May 25
At least 2 per
semester
By May 25
School Board Update
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Suggested topics to e-mail board members about:
Sick Leave Policy
Charter School $$
Evaluation Concerns
Take the Practice FSA tests (Please include this request no matter
what issue you write about)!!
2015-2016 Contract
Negotiations
 Will likely start in May
 IRCEA Priorities
 Protect and strengthen planning time language
 Minimize health insurance rate hikes
 Ensure adequate time between observations
 General Membership—Head to student cafeteria for dinner
 Building Representatives please stay for a brief meeting.
Upcoming Events
 Next Social is Friday, May 15th at Squid Lips in Sebastian.
 IRCEA Retirement Banquet is Tuesday, May 19th at CJ
Cannon’s. Cost is $15.
 RSVP to [email protected]

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