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New Statute on Teacher Evaluations

July 13
Buffalo, NY
July 13, 2010

9—11:30 a.m.
The Offices of Hodgson Russ LLP
The Guaranty Building, 140 Pearl Street, Buffalo, NY

We've recently seen the Legislature profoundly change the methodology by which teachers are to be evaluated. Among other effects, school districts will need to negotiate issues they previously could have handled administratively. The opportunities for teachers seen as poor performers to question their evaluations will increase markedly through an appeal process that must be negotiated with your union. And, in cases where carefully crafted language isn't included in collective agreements, those evaluations may become the subjects of arbitrations.

Please join us for a briefing on this new law and how best to deal with it.


  • Analysis of the new law and its implications
  • Avoiding negotiations pitfalls
  • Best practices for conducting evaluations
  • Formation of a working group to consider negotiations strategies