Teachers union files grievance over pilot program

Posted at: 10/09/2012 12:02 PM
By: The Associated Press

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - A teachers union has filed a grievance against the Central Consolidated School District in hopes of backing out of a statewide teacher and principal evaluation pilot program.

The Farmington Daily Times reports that the Central Consolidated Education Association believes the district didn't consult with the union prior to agreeing to participate in a program that began this fall and enables schools to partially evaluate teachers and principals based on student performances on standardized tests.

District Superintendent Don Levinski says the state director of the National Education Association didn't feel school districts had to consult with local teacher unions.

Levinski says teachers will have an opportunity to give input and that the district's participation might make it more eligible for grant funding.

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