Montauk Is Last LI District Left To File Teacher Evaluation Plan

Superintendent says he hopes an agreement can be reached with teachers union by end of next week.

Time is ticking for the Montauk School District.

School districts in New York State have until Jan. 17 to adopt a new teacher evaluation plan or lose some state funding.

Montauk School Superintendent Jack Perna confirmed that the district is still working on the plan. Parts of the Teacher Evaluation Plan, or Annual Professional Performance Review, have to be negotiated with the teachers union. "We are still negotiating those portions of the plan," he said in an email on Wednesday. "We are hoping to reach agreement with Teacher Union by end of next week."

Districts that don't meet the Jan. 17 deadline risk losing any proposed increase in state aid.

With just two weeks left to file, Education Commissioner John King told Fox News on Wednesday that all but 9 of the state's roughly 700 districts have submitted plans to the Education Department.

Montauk is the only district on Long Island still yet to file the plan. Other districts in the state include Fallsburg, Hamburg, Harrison, New York City, Onteora, Pine Plains, Remsen and Yonkers, according to Fox News.

Lois Sachs January 10, 2013 at 02:45 PM
There is absolutely no excuse for this! Montauk may lose much needed aid because that lazy Superintendant is dragging his feet! Someone should look into how he is "negotiating".


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