By Barbara Jones, Staff Writer, LA Daily News | http://bit.ly/UnW5J2
12/04/2012 11:48:15 AM PST/Updated: 12/04/2012 07:09:00 PM PST :: The LAUSD school board signed off Tuesday on a deal with the teachers union to implement a new system that will incorporate student test data in performance evaluations.
The board voted 5-0 in executive session to approve the agreement reached last Thursday with leaders of United Teachers Los Angeles. Board members Tamar Galatzan and Marguerite Poindexter Lamottee missed the meeting, which had been scheduled only the day before.
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UTLA members have yet to ratify the deal. Union officials say they plan to hold the vote in January.
Associated Administrators of Los Angeles, which represents principals and their assistants, approved a deal in September.
With the board's endorsement, Los Angeles Unified submitted the agreement to Superior Court Judge James Chalfant, who had set a Tuesday deadline for creating a new performance evaluation. Chalfant had ruled that the current job reviews for educators violate a state law that requires evaluations to factor in student performance.