Descriptor Code: GBI
    Presented to the Board: August 26, 2004
    Adopted by the Board: October 28, 2004
    Revised: May 29, 2014

    The Guilford County Schools believes that a strong relationship exists between the quality of education afforded students and the competency of professional personnel employed by the school system. The district attaches a high priority to securing the most competent personnel available and, once they are employed, in assisting them in their professional growth and development throughout their careers. The district regards a personnel evaluation plan as a critical and essential part of professional growth. 

    The primary purpose of professional evaluation is to improve the instructional program for all students by assisting teachers and other licensed personnel to improve and to gain even greater competence in their profession. To be most effective, the evaluation plan should be:

    Viewed as a developmental process designed to indicate the present effectiveness of the employee and to provide a performance improvement plan if needed.
    Designed to facilitate open dialogue between the evaluator and the professional employee directed toward improving employee performance and promoting career development. 

    The Superintendent establishes the procedures, which comply and are consistent with North Carolina laws and State Board of Education regulations regarding professional performance appraisal. These procedures can be found on the school district website.