GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - The Grand Rapids Board of Education has approved a new way to evaluate teachers.
The new process gives the superintendent more say. It will look at classroom evaluations, professional growth and student growth.
The policy says it will allow time for employees to improve before any changes are made, but it will decide whether or not teachers are effective.
If a teacher receives a score of ineffective, regardless of tenure, that teacher can be let go.
Watch Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal explain the new policy on YouTube:
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