Educator Appraisal Waivers : If the only aspects of an educator’s appraisal process that have not yet been conducted are post-observation conferences or end-of-year conferences, could those conferences be conducted by phone or video conference.
Yes. Regardless of the circumstances related to COVID-19, TAC, Chapter 150, does not limit post-conferences or end-of-year conferences to an in-person setting. Given the ability to receive a waiver, however, districts unable to conduct end-of-year conferences could skip those conferences entirely.
- Guidance on Educator and Staff Issues and Educator Evaluations and Non-renewal (PDF) March 26 2020