Senate Bill 391 says that each school district has to establish an evaluation system for teachers and teaching. Senator Brad Lager of Savannah says there needs to be a three part system.
“One, we need to have the tools and the mechanisms to say here’s how we are going to benchmark and judge you and then number two, if you fail to meet those requirements the first time, we are going to help put a plan together for you so that you can get better to meet those benchmarks,” Lager said. “Then ultimately, to be very candid, if those benchmarks aren’t met, then we’ll need to use a third mechanism which is find someone else to do the job.”
The bill says the new system must evaluate teacher quality, teacher performance, and teacher effectiveness, and multiple measures must be used.