Remsen makes evaluation deadline

By WKTV News

REMSEN, N.Y. (WKTV)-Time is just about up for New York school districts to adopt a teacher evaluation plan or lose out on state aid and the Remsen Central School District made it just in time.

As of yesterday, all but four districts submitted plans in advance of today's state-imposed deadline.

Remsen Central Schools and Mohawk were two local schools that were lagging behind. School officials in Mohawk say their resubmitted evaluations were approved Jan. 15th.

Remsen school officials say they resubmitted their teacher evaluations Wednesday with changes asked for by the State Department of Education and had them approved by 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Districts still missing plans as of early Thursday were New York City, Fallsburg, Harrison and Pine Plains.

Each of the state's nearly 700 school districts was told to submit a plan to the state Education Department for approval Jan. 17.

Under state law, 20 percent of the ratings must be based on students' growth on state tests.

Another 20 percent must be based on local measures and the remaining 60 percent must include classroom observations and can also include parent or student surveys.

Thursday Gov. Andrew Cuomo reiterated that no extensions would be granted after midnight Thursday - no exceptions.

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