Minah Kim, News Editor

At the Jan. 8 Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Mooney announced that the Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) plan which determines how teachers and principals will be evaluated for the year has been accepted and approved by the State Education Department.

“I cannot overstate enough how important it was for us to gain that approval. This could not have been possible without the collaboration, collegiality, and cooperation with both the administrators and the teachers and many of the principals working to get this completed,” said Dr. Mooney.

The BOE adopted the final version of the plan at the Jan. 8 BOE meeting. Accreditation resulting from the APPR  process allows school districts to be eligible for increases in state aid.