Educator Appraisal Waivers: With a waiver, does a district have to grant a teacher’s timely request for a second observation or second appraisal?
Due to the circumstances related to COVID-19, a district would not be able to grant a request for a second observation, and its inability to do so would be covered under a waiver. A request for a second appraisal that is based purely on existing data, however, would be possible and thus should be granted.
From TEA webpage: https://tea.texas.gov/texas-schools/health-safety-discipline/coronavirus-covid-19-support-and-guidance
- Guidance on Educator and Staff Issues and Educator Evaluations and Non-renewal (PDF) March 26 2020