This section includes additional information about the PAR Program, including the kinds of support offered and the LAUSD/UTLA PAR Panel.
Component One: As described in Article X, Section 10.0a of LAUSD/UTLA Bargaining Agreement:
Component One provides review, assistance, and guidance to permanent teachers who have received either an overall below standard Stull evaluation or a Notice of Unsatisfactory Service, in either case as a result of below-standard teaching skills. (If such an evaluation or notice has resulted in a grievance which has not been resolved by the commencement of services for the following school year, the teacher shall nonetheless be required to enter the PAR Program at that time.) Full participation by the Participating Teacher is a mandatory duty, to the extent that such services are made available.
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Component Two: As described in Article X, Section 10.0b of LAUSD/UTLA Bargaining Agreement:
Component Two provides assistance and guidance to non-permanent teachers, with particular emphasis upon the District's instructional priorities and related teaching skills. Component Two services are the second priority for the PAR Program, with teachers assigned to schools of greatest need (based upon the State's Accountability Index rankings) to be served first.
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Component Three: As described in Article X, Section 10.0c of LAUSD/UTLA Bargaining Agreement:
Component Three is a voluntary program designed to provide assistance to non-permanent and/or permanent teachers who have been positively evaluated, but who wish to avail themselves of such services in order to improve their professional practices. Component Three services are the third priority for the PAR Program, with teachers assigned to schools of greatest need (based upon the State’s Accountability Index rankings) to be served first.
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Joint Governance Panel: The PAR Panel, consisting of five UTLA appointed representatives and four District appointed representatives, is the governing body of the PAR Program. At the end of each service year, the PAR Panel determines and submits findings to the Board of Education.
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