TITLE 23: EDUCATION AND CULTURAL RESOURCES
SUBTITLE A: EDUCATION
CHAPTER I: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PERSONNEL
PART 51 DISMISSAL OF TENURED TEACHERS UNDER ARTICLE 24 AND DISMISSAL OF TENURED TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS UNDER ARTICLE 34 OF THE SCHOOL CODE
SECTION 51.200 PURPOSE AND APPLICABILITY OF THIS SUBPART C
Section 51.200 Purpose and Applicability of this Subpart C
a) This Subpart C sets forth the requirements for a school district, including a school district organized under Article 34 of the School Code, to implement an optional alternative evaluative dismissal process authorized under Section 24-16.5 of the School Code [105 ILCS 5/24-16.5].
b) A school board may dismiss a tenured teacher using an optional alternative evaluative process if each of the conditions set forth in this subsection (b) are met. (See Section 24-16.5(b) of the School Code.)
1) The tenured teacher is being dismissed due to his or her failure to complete a remediation plan, developed pursuant to Section 24A-5 of the School Code [105 ILCS 5/24A-5], with a rating of "proficient" or better.
2) The "unsatisfactory" rating that precipitated the remediation plan resulted from a performance evaluation process that:
A) addressed teacher practice components and included data and indicators of student growth; and
B) was conducted on or after the date on which the school district was required to implement a performance evaluation plan incorporating data and indicators of student growth or an earlier date, as authorized under Section 24A-2.5 of the School Code [105 ILCS 5/24A-2.5].
3) The school district has complied with the requirements of Section 24-16.5(c) of the School Code and this Subpart C regarding the selection and use of a second evaluator during the pre-remediation and remediation processes.
c) Nothing in this Subpart C is intended to change the existing practices or precedents under Section 24-12 or 34-85 of the School Code, nor shall this Subpart C be interpreted as implying standards and procedures that should or must be used as part of a remediation that precedes a dismissal sought under Section 24-12 or 34-85 of the School Code (Section 24-16.5(b) of the School Code).
(Source: Added at 36 Ill. Reg. 12829, effective July 25, 2012)