Last week we published a summary of AALA’s one-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with LAUSD on certificated administrator evaluation along with a link to the tentative agreement. Because some AALA members have asked for further clarification about the MOU, we are providing this Q & A.
1. Q: Why did AALA agree to a MOU on evaluation?
A: The Doe v. Deasy court ruling stated that LAUSD has not followed the Stull law and must do so starting this school year by including standards-based student academic achievement data in the evaluation of school administrators. The Court also upheld AALA’s right to bargain how such data will be included in the evaluation process.
2. Q: Why are principals and assistant principals the only AALA members affected by the MOU?