Tag Archive: Janesville

Aug 11

Janesville teachers applaud school board vote to scrap teacher ‘merit pay’ system linked to Educator Effectiveness program

The Janesville Education Association applauded a unanimous decision by the school board this week to scrap a system that tied teacher compensation to the state’s Educator Effectiveness program. Janesville Education Association President Dave Groth, a science teacher at Janesville Parker High School, said the JEA looks forward to working collaboratively with school district administrators and board members “to create a teacher compensation system that is fair, predictable and rewards loyalty to the district and professional development to ensure the children in Janesville school district have the best professional educators.”

Oct 27

‘Just cause’ standard included in Janesville grievance procedure

Thanks to the work of the Janesville Education Association, the Janesville School Board has voted to include a “just cause” standard in its grievance and termination procedure for employees. The new policy means the district must meet a more stringent “just cause” standard in disciplinary action, rather than the previous “good and sufficient” standard.