A nearly identical motion was reintroduced and passed at the December 14th meeting.
Below is the text of the resolution:
"Whereas, the Board of Education supports local accountability and a professional evaluation system that focuses less on improving test scores and more on improving instruction and education for our students.
Whereas, the Board stands in support of teachers, staff and administrators of the Beacon City School District who have chosen to devote their lives to the high calling of education and selfless service to this community.
Whereas, the current NYS Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) has led to redundancies, over testing of students and unfunded mandates.
Whereas, the consequences of our current, flawed APPR system on the students, teachers, administrators and school district can no longer be ignored.
Therefore, be it resolved that we, the Board of Education of the Beacon City School District, join with the New York State School Boards Association, and countless Boards of Education throughout the state in calling on our state legislators to take action to review and redesign New York’s APPR system. It is imperative that the legislature acts to assemble a group of educators, lawmakers and state officials to create an evaluation system that truly informs instruction thereby promoting student learning."