ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - State Education Commissioner John King says he has approved teacher evaluation plans for 10 New York school districts while providing feedback to more than 100 about the measures required under legislation passed earlier this year.
King says he anticipates approving many more in coming weeks because of the approved model plans now posted online and technical assistance provided by the State Education Department.
The 10 districts are Bellmore, Binghamton, Campbell-Savona, Jamesville-Dewitt, Kings Park, Pembroke, Schenectady, Syracuse, Union-Endicott and Valhalla.
The law requires approximately 700 districts statewide to have approved teacher and principal evaluation plans by Jan. 17, 2013, to receive their share of an $805 million increase in state aid.
The education department says Wednesday that plans will be posted on its website as they are approved.