13A.07.09.08

.08 Appeal of an Evaluation.

A. In the event of an overall rating of ineffective, the local school system shall, at a minimum, provide the teacher or principal with an opportunity to appeal in accordance with Education Article, §4-205(c)(4), Annotated Code of Maryland.

B. If an observation report is a component of an ineffective evaluation, the observation report may be appealed along with the ineffective evaluation.

C. The burden of proof is on the individual appealing an overall rating of ineffective to show that the rating was arbitrary, unreasonable, illegal, or not in compliance with the adopted evaluation system of the local school system.