AB 1505

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly Feb 19, 2021
  • Assembly
  • Senate
  • Governor

Certificated school employee evaluations: COVID-19: exemptions.


Existing law requires the State Board of Education to develop guidelines that school districts may use in the development of teacher evaluation procedures, and distribute those guidelines to every school district. Existing law requires the governing board of each school district to establish standards of expected pupil achievement at each grade level in each area of study and to evaluate and assess certificated employee performance as it reasonably relates to the progress of pupils toward the established standards and, if applicable, the state adopted academic content standards, as provided. Existing law authorizes school district governing boards to develop and adopt additional evaluation and assessment guidelines or criteria. Existing law requires an evaluation and assessment of the performance of a certificated employee to be made on a continuing basis, including annually for probationary certificated employees, biennially for certificated employees with permanent status, and, if the evaluator and the certificated employee being evaluated agree, at least every 5 years for a certificated employee with permanent status, who has been employed at least 10 years with the school district, is highly qualified, and occupies a position that is required to be filled by a highly qualified professional, as provided. This bill would require school districts that have closed their schoolsites and implemented distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic to exempt all certificated employees with permanent status, and all employees with certificated status who have worked in the same position for at least 2 years, from formal evaluations during distance learning. The bill would prohibit resuming formal evaluations of the exempted certificated employees until schoolsites have reopened.

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Feb 22, 2021


Read first time.

Feb 20, 2021


From printer. May be heard in committee March 22.

Feb 19, 2021


Introduced. To print.

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