schools; performance evaluations
State of Arizona
House of Representatives
First Regular Session
HOUSE BILL 2403
relating to performance evaluations during the 2020-2021 school year.
(TEXT OF BILL BEGINS ON NEXT PAGE)
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Schools; performance evaluations; 2020-2021 school year; delayed repeal
A. Notwithstanding section 15-189.06, Arizona Revised Statutes, a charter school governing body is not required to conduct teacher performance evaluations in the 2020-2021 school year.
B. Notwithstanding section 15-341, subsection A, paragraph 41, Arizona Revised Statutes, and section 15-537, Arizona Revised Statutes, a school district governing board is not required to conduct performance evaluations of principals or certificated teachers in the 2020-2021 school year. For a teacher who was designated in the lowest performance classification for the 2019-2020 school year, the absence of an evaluation in the 2020-2021 school year may not be used to enforce dismissal or nonrenewal procedures pursuant to section 15-537, subsection D, Arizona Revised Statutes.
C. Notwithstanding section 15-977, Arizona Revised Statutes, a regular evaluation for effectiveness in the 2020-2021 school year is not required for a teacher to be eligible to receive performance pay from the classroom site fund established by section 15-977, Arizona Revised Statutes.
D. This section is repealed from and after December 31, 2022.
Sec. 2. Retroactivity
This act applies retroactively to from and after June 30, 2020.
Sec. 3. Emergency
This act is an emergency measure that is necessary to preserve the public peace, health or safety and is operative immediately as provided by law.