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California Peer Assistance and Review Program for Teachers   

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(a) The governance structure of a program designed pursuant to this article shall include a joint teacher administrator peer review panel that shall select consulting teachers, review peer review reports prepared by consulting teachers, and make recommendations to the governing board of a school district regarding participants in the program, including forwarding to the governing board the names of individuals who, after sustained assistance, are not able to demonstrate satisfactory improvement.

(b) The majority of the panel shall be composed of certificated classroom teachers chosen to serve on the panel by other certificated classroom teachers. The remainder of the panel shall be composed of school administrators chosen to serve on the panel by the school district.

(c) The panel's procedures for selecting consulting teachers, at a minimum, shall require the following:

(1) Consulting teachers shall be selected by the majority vote of the panel.

(2) The selection process shall include provisions for classroom observation of the candidates for consulting teacher by the panel.

(d) The panel shall also annually evaluate the impact of the district's peer assistance and review program in order to improve the program. This evaluation may include, but is not limited to, interviews or surveys of the program participants. The panel may submit recommendations for improvement of the program to the governing board of the school district and to the exclusive representative of the certificated employees in the school district, if the certificated employees in the district are represented by an exclusive representative.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 4, Sec. 3.)