The Smithtown Central School Districts’s Annual Professional Performance Review agreement with the Smithtown Teachers Association was unanimously approved by the Board of Education.
"The district and the STA have worked diligently for the last year-and-a-half with a committee of administrators and teachers," new STA president Laura Spencer told ToS. "We wanted to get this to the state as soon as possible because we didn't want to risk losing state aid. We felt it was important to have an evaluation system that would enhance instruction to benefit our students."
According to the report, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that it is required for districts to submit their plans by July and if the plans are not in operation by mid-January the districts could lose state aid.
New Superintendent Anthony Annunziato said to ToS via email that has no worries filing the plan late because it will be implemented in September, something that would not prevent state aide from coming in.