With the board and leaderships poor track record of looking out for teacher’s interests and with the new requirement that test scores be tied to evaluations it is more important than ever that Duval County teachers protect themselves and let me suggest you do so by doing the following:
I recommend teachers SAVE all the records on the students they teach (attendance, tardy, discipline, grades, FCAT scores, etc.) That way if there is a problem you can say, so and so missed 30 days, so and so got 5 referrals and could have gotten ten more and/or how was so and so supposed to get the material when they were late 68 times. You know the things that teachers have to go through day in and day out that the administration and the evaluation tool ignore.
Then take the info home for safe storage too. In the event there are any problems with your evaluation take all this info to the union, your lawyer and whomever you have chosen to stand up for you. Lord knows the district isn’t going to do it. Teachers are nothing but numbers on a spreadsheet to the administration, that can most likely be replaced by another number that is cheaper.