• Disclosure of APPR Data

         Under Education Law 3012-d(15), the Commissioner is required to disclose aggregate professional performance review data for teachers and principals on the New York State Education Department (NYSED) website and in any other manner to make such data widely available to the public. However, the release of such aggregate data may not include personally identifiable information for any teacher or principal. Such public disclosure of final quality ratings and composite effectiveness scores will be suitable for research, analysis and comparison of APPR data for teachers and principals across the state.
         Upon request, the District will release to parents/legal guardians the final overall APPR rating for any classroom teacher and for the principal of the school to which their student is assigned for the current school year. All requests must be made to Human Resources, and the parent/legal guardian shall complete a Score Request Form. The District's obligation to disclose this information is limited to those teachers and building principals subject to Education Law 3012-d(15). The District will provide conspicuous notice to parents/legal guardians of their right to obtain such information and the methods by which the data can be obtained.
         Upon request, parents will receive an oral or written explanation of the composite effectiveness scoring ranges for final quality ratings and be offered the opportunity to understand such scores in the context of teacher evaluation and student performance. When a request for this information is received, reasonable efforts will be made to verify that it is a bona fide request by a parent/legal guardian entitled to review the data.
         Annual professional performance reviews of individual teachers and principals shall not be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL).
         The District will not honor requests from parents/legal guardians or students to change the student’s assigned teacher(s) and/or building because of a teacher or administrator’s APPR score.