BUFFALO, NY-- Two WNY school districts have been asked to resubmit their teacher/principal evaluation proposals.
Buffalo City Schools and North Collins have been asked to resubmit their proposals.
According to the state education department, Hamburg Central Schools submitted their plan without negotiation with the teachers' union, which was a requirement by the state.
The deadline to have proposals in is January 17th. Governor Cuomo has said he will not extend the deadline.
"The deadline set by the Governor and the Legislature is closing in. Evaluation plans must be approved by January 17, and that approval process takes time. Every plan we've received so far has required some revisions. The sooner a district submits a plan, the more likely it is we can work with them to ensure that plan is approved. The goal is to make certain every student graduates from high school college- and career-ready. Effective evaluation plans that ensure every classroom is headed by a quality teacher and every school is headed by a quality principal will take us a long way toward that goal."
Schools' plans that are not accepted by the state education department risk losing federal funding.
"But this is not a rubber stamp process. We will not sacrifice quality for expediency just to approve a last minute submission. Every district's plan must be consistent with the law."
So far, the state has approved 656 school district's plans.
For a list of the remaining 35 school districts without approved evaluation plans, please visit http://usny.nysed.gov/docs/appr-list.pdf.