From one reader about exiting poorly performing teachers:
What is "the process" and how can parents provide support and documentation? How does a parent know if the process is underway? What timeframe does it involve? What constitutes a "bad" teacher according to the District?
All good questions. I don't know the whole process. It is likely detailed in the teachers' contract.
What I do know is that the first step is to go to the principal and ask. He or she should be able to tell you what you, as a parent, need to do and what next steps are. If he or she is unwilling to do so, document your outreach and go to the Executive Director (and, of course, cc the principal).
I believe the timeframe is at least 6 months to a year (unless there is gross negligence or abuse) because if the principal believes the action is warranted (again, is this based on the number of parent complaints? I'm not sure), he has to sit down with the teacher and a union rep and provide a plan of action for the teacher to make corrections. Then the teacher has a certain amount of time to make good on the plan and then otherwise, more steps.
Maybe someone who is a teacher or a union rep could let us know.