Governor Teacher Recognition Program
Dear PEA Members,
We have been receiving inquiries with respect to the Teacher of the Year/Governor’s Teacher Recognition Program.
As you may recall, over the past several years, the P.E.A. elected to NOT participate in the program. The P.E.A.’s rationale for NOT participating was decided due to the following:
- Eligibility for the Governor’s Teacher Recognition Program is contingent upon the score on your teacher evaluation.
- Under the guidelines of the program, members who are partially effective or ineffective are not eligible for consideration.
- Participating in the program lends credence to the evaluation system which Union. believes is an ineffective and unfair instrument to measure our employees’ performance.
- Under the program’s guidelines, a building administrator can nominate. P.E.A. strongly objects to any administrative input.
Once again, the Union made the determination that it was in the best interest of our members to NOT participate for the 2017-2018 school year.
Similar to last school year, I fully expect that administrators might be encouraged to seek individuals to accept an administrative nomination for Teacher of the Year. On behalf of your Union brothers and sisters, I sincerely ask that you adhere to the Union’s request to NOT participate.
We expect all P.E.A. Delegates, and members, to inform your respective building principal of the Union’s decision.
Last year, several schools participated. We are seeking this year that 100% of our buildings and worksites NOT participate.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
The P.E.A. Officers