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Recently Amended DBB & DNA Regulations - September 9, 2021

On September 9, 2021, the Superintendent of Schools’ Designee approved amendment of the following regulations:

DBB (REGULATION) EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS – MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

DBB (REGULATION) was brought forward by the Administration for revision to align with current practice and protocol and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Below are the details of the changes:

Page 1: Under section Duty to Report, a reference to see the list of notifiable conditions on the Texas Department of State Health Services website has been added.

Page 1: Under section Reporting Procedures, “should” has been struck and replaced with “must.”

Page 2: Under section Quarantine/Isolation Status, “/Isolation” has been struck from the section name; in the first paragraph, “be placed on a” has been inserted after “to;” and “status” has been inserted after “quarantine.” In the second paragraph, “for up to 10 days without testing” has been struck. The second sentence was revised to read “the District will require employees to test at a District onsite testing location any time during the quarantine status.” The third paragraph has been struck and replaced with language stating that effective November 15, 2021, quarantine will be an unpaid status and will deduct from the employee’s Time Off balance. The fourth paragraph regarding employees requesting a leave absence if they are too ill has been struck. Language addressing peace officer reimbursement of reasonable expenses associated with a quarantine/isolation status with a reference to DEE(REGULATION) has been added.

Page 2: A new section Quarantine Guidelines and associated language has been added.

Page 2: Under section Adoption Or Last Amendment Date, “or” has been uncapitalized in the section title; “adopted” has been struck and replaced with “last amended;” and the date has been struck.  The new effective date is September 9, 2021.

Page 3: An endnote referencing the Texas Department of State Health Services website has been added.

 

DNA (REGULATION) PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL – EVALUATION OF TEACHERS

DNA (REGULATION) was brought forward by the Administration to align with current practice and protocol.  Below are the details of the changes:

Throughout the regulation, “evaluator(s)” has been struck and replaced with “appraiser(s).”

Page 2: Under section Spot Observations, under the first bulleted item, the first five sentences regarding Teacher Excellence Initiative effectiveness levels and the number of spot observations for new and distinguished teachers have been deleted. Language that all teachers will receive a minimum of four spot observations each school year has been added.

Page 3: Under section Extended Observation, “if less than 45 minutes” has been struck and replaced with “cycle” in the first paragraph. In the last paragraph, “working” has been struck and replaced with “District business.”

Page 4: Under section Review of Performance Component, the section title has been struck and replaced with “Summative Annual Appraisal.” The first sentence has been revised to read “the teacher’s summative annual appraisal, which informs the performance component on the teacher’s TEI Scorecard, is completed before the end of the school year.” In the second paragraph, “summative” has been inserted before “conference;” “performance component” has been struck and replaced with “summative annual appraisal;” and “which informs the performance component” has been inserted after “score.” In the third paragraph, “performance component” has been struck and replaced with “summative appraisal.” In the fourth paragraph, “the performance component score may be determined, and” has been struck and “appraisal score may be determined and the summative” has been inserted before “conference.”

Pages 4-5: A new section Written Rebuttal to Summative Annual Appraisal or Request for Second Appraisal and associated language has been added.

Page 5: Under section Evaluation Rating, “TEI Scorecard” has been inserted before the section title, and “based on a targeted distribution” has been inserted after “score.”

Page 6: Under section Media Specialists / Librarians, “LPDAS” has been struck and replaced with “Dallas Librarian Appraisal (DLA).”

Page 6: Under section Rebuttal to an Evaluation, the section title has been renamed to Written Rebuttal to Scorecard. In the first sentence, “a copy of the performance component of the evaluation and/or after receiving” has been struck, and “on the TEI Scorecard” has been inserted after “rating.” In the second sentence, “working” has been struck and replaced with “District business; “written reports associated with the teacher’s evaluation” has been struck; and “scorecard” has been inserted at the end of the sentence.

Page 6: Under section Evaluation Date Informs Compensation, “evaluation data” has been struck and replaced with “effectiveness level” in the section title. The second and third sentences regarding effectiveness levels for 2015-2016 and 2014-2015 have been struck. In the last sentence, “for the 2015-2016 school year and thereafter” has been struck.

Page 7: Under section Adoption or Last Amendment Date, the date has been struck.  The new effective date is September 9, 2021.

 

The above items have been sent to the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) for inclusion to the District’s “Policy On Line Manual.” Documents generally will post within a few weeks of adoption. 

To support this message, attached are the items named above.