As part of the TPGES system, all districts are required to establish a Local Evaluation Appeal Panel (LEAP) to hear summative evaluation appeals. JCTA/JCPS’s panel will include 12 certified personnel (non-administrative), who must be elected to serve on the panel. Because this is the first year, the 12 positions will be elected to either a one, two, or three year term. As each term expires, subsequent elections will be for four positions, each with three year terms. Elected LEAP members will receive training. The appeals hearings will be held in the late spring and early summer; since this is the first year, we are not sure of the time commitment involved. If you are interested in serving on the LEAP panel, please submit a brief nomination form, which can be found here as a PDF or as a word document .
The deadline to submit your nomination form is Wednesday, October 7 at 5:00 p.m. The election will be open to all certified employees in our bargaining unit, regardless of JCTA membership, and will be conducted electronically through the JCTA website October 21-28. For more information, contact UniServ Director Elana Crane (email@example.com).