2013 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 22 - Public Schools
Article 10A - School Personnel Act
Section 22-10A-19 - Teachers and school principals; accountability; evaluations; professional development; peer intervention; mentoring. (2010)

NM Stat § 22-10A-19 (2013) What's This?

22-10A-19. Teachers and school principals; accountability; evaluations; professional development; peer intervention; mentoring. (2010) 
A.   The department shall adopt criteria and minimum highly objective uniform statewide standards of evaluation for the annual performance evaluation of licensed school employees.  The professional development plan for teachers shall include documentation on how a teacher who receives professional development that has been required or offered by the state or a school district or charter school incorporates the results of that professional development in the classroom.
B.   The local superintendent shall adopt policies, guidelines and procedures for the performance evaluation process.  Evaluation by other school employees shall be one component of the evaluation tool for school administrators.
C.   As part of the highly objective uniform statewide standard of evaluation for teachers, the school principal shall observe each teacher's classroom practice to determine the teacher's ability to demonstrate state-adopted competencies.
D.   At the beginning of each school year, teachers and school principals shall devise professional development plans for the coming year, and performance evaluations shall be based in part on how well the professional development plan was carried out.
E.   If a level two or three-A teacher's performance evaluation indicates less than satisfactory performance and competency, the school principal may require the teacher to undergo peer intervention, including mentoring, for a period the school principal deems necessary.  If the teacher is unable to demonstrate satisfactory performance and competency by the end of the period, the peer interveners may recommend termination of the teacher.
F.   At least every two years, school principals shall attend a training program approved by the department to improve their evaluation, administrative and instructional leadership skills.
History: 1978 Comp., § 22-10A-19, enacted by Laws 2003, ch. 153, § 50; 2010, ch. 107, § 1.

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