SB 191 implementation update for School District 51

By: Andrew Reid Email
By: Andrew Reid Email

Grand Junction Colo. (KKCO) – At Tuesday nights school board meeting the board talked about new state laws that establish teaching standards in the classroom.

In 2010 the State Legislature passed Senate Bill 191 and now the school board is looking at ways to implement the new changes starting in 2013.

The law changes statewide school district evaluations for both teachers and principals.
Jody Mimmack, director of instructional support for district 51, says “we have had an evaluation system in place for years in district 51 this just adds that additional measure of student growth to the evaluation process for both teachers and principals.”

It’s a process the district will work on throughout the year they say they want to keep everyone involved as they work on an action plan. The next steps include putting together a task force that will work on finding ways to inform staff about what the process and timeline will be for implementation.


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  • by mary on Jun 6, 2012 at 01:23 PM
    changes aren't going to be that difficult for good teachers. just more paperwork for principals. evaluations are evaluations and if you are doing your job it will show.
  • by David Location: GJ on Jun 6, 2012 at 03:41 AM
    Will it help remove those teachers who are just counting the time until retirement? A certain Spanish teacher at Central comes to mind.
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