Eastern Pulaski Schools To Adopt RISE Evaluations

Dr. Robert Klitzman
Dr. Robert Klitzman

Eastern Pulaski School Superintendent Dr. Robert Klitzman spent some time discussing the new teacher evaluation model with the school board this week.

“Education in Indiana has changed somewhat in that there is a prescribed procedure, methodology, timing and organization in how teachers are going to be evaluated,” said Klitzman. “At Eastern Pulaski, as many schools in the area and statewide, we’re going to start using the DOE prescribed evaluation instrument called RISE.”

The Indiana legislature approved specific requirements in the evaluation model and the Department of Education came up with the system and was piloted in several schools last year. The legislature also approved a superintendent evaluation.

“State legislators passed legislation requiring certain things to be in the superintendent’s evaluation so I’ve been incorporating some of those requirements into the Eastern Pulaski Superintendent’s evaluation. I did give a draft to the board showing where the requirements that they have issued are within the drafted evaluation I gave them,” Klitzman said. “We will come back at the meeting in September and asked that the evaluations be approved.”

The board’s next meeting will be Sept. 10.