The State Board of Education wants to crack down on bad teacher evaluation data.
Specifically, the board is looking at imposing fines against school superintendents who deliberately send false data to the state.
The board gave the idea its preliminary approval Monday morning — during a meeting that was held via conference call. Reporters received word of the meeting only a few hours ahead of time.
Board members endorsed adding language on teacher evaluation data to the career ladder law — the state’s five-year plan to boost teacher salaries.
The language reads, in part: “The intentional misreporting of employee evaluation ratings is a violation of the code of ethics for Idaho professional educators and will result in an investigation by the professional standards commission.”
Administrators who intentionally send false evaluation data to the state could be subject to a $10,000 fine for a first offense. Subsequent violations are subject to a $50,000 fine.