Teacher and Principal Evaluation System
The NYCDOE will continue to evaluate all teachers and principals pursuant to our currently approved APPR plan. We will continue to review our current systems for evaluation, in consultation with our collective bargaining units, and will update these, as necessary, to incorporate adaptations in implementation for a blended and remote environment. As needed, we will apply for APPR variance(s) with NYSED.
Certification, Incidental Teaching, and Substitute Teaching
The NYCDOE will continue to follow applicable regulations regarding certification for teaching assignments. We anticipate the socially distanced in person classrooms coupled with remote and blended learning models may require schools to use the expanded allowances for incidental teaching. Schools will use substitute teachers in accordance with applicable requirements; the NYCDOE will continue to maintain its standard requirement for substitute teachers to have a valid Bachelor’s degree.