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Peer Assistance And Review   

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Cautionary Notice: AB 97 (Ch. 47, Statutes of 2013) repealed Education Code 42605, which provided temporary flexibility for specified "Tier 3" categorical programs, and instead redirects the funding for those categorical programs into the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) (Education Code 42238.01-42251). The supplemental and concentration grant portions of the LCFF may be used for any schoolwide or districtwide educational purpose in accordance with state regulations to be adopted by January 31, 2014, with a goal of increasing or improving services for English learners, foster youth, and students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Certain requirements related to Tier 3 categorical program(s) in the following policy or regulation are no longer applicable.

In order to assist teachers who may need additional development in subject matter knowledge and/or teaching strategies, the Governing Board shall work with the local teachers' organization to establish and maintain a program of peer assistance and review linking participating teachers with exemplary teachers serving as consulting teachers. Consulting teachers shall provide sustained, intensive support including, but not limited to, multiple classroom observations, recommendations for staff development and regular meetings with participating teachers.

(cf. 4140/4240 - Bargaining Units)

(cf. 4141/4241 - Collective Bargaining Agreement)

The Superintendent or designee shall establish in accordance with law a joint teacher-administrator peer review panel to manage the program.

Board decisions regarding the continued employment of an individual participating teacher shall include consideration of the results of the individual's participation in the peer assistance and review program and the recommendations of the consulting teacher and review panel.

(cf. 4115 - Evaluation/Supervision)

(cf. 4117.4 - Dismissal)

Legal Reference:


44279.1-44279.7 Beginning teacher support and assessment

44325-44328 District intern program

44500-44508 Peer assistance and review program

44560-44562 Certificated Staff Mentoring Program

44662 Evaluation of certificated employees

44664 Evaluation

Management Resources:




California Commission on Teacher Credentialing:

California Teachers Association:

California Federation of Teachers: http:/


adopted: August 22, 2013 Santa Clara, California