HONOLULU (AP) - A deal has been reached with the Hawaii Government Employees Association for principals at 61 schools to be evaluated in part by student academic performance starting next school year.
Under the deal reached Tuesday, all principals will be rated on the new system in the 2013-14 school year. The evaluations are meant to fulfill requirements of a 2004 law mandating performance contracts for principals.
HGEA Executive Director Randy Perreira said he'll be watching the rollout of the new evaluation system closely to ensure that school leaders are getting appropriate training and support.
Senate Education Chairwoman Jill Tokuda said the deal is a positive step toward ensuring that educators are held accountable for student performance.
The state has promised to institute revamped evaluations for teachers and principals.