The Illinois Association of School Boards
What is PERA (Performance Evaluation Reform Act)?
Updated January 2017
IASB has prepared a document that explains PERA (Performance Evaluation Review Act) to guide school board members and others in the state's latest education reform law.
Written in a Q&A format, this document addresses the Act's definition and purpose, deadlines and procedures, its effects on tenure, RIFs, and dismissals, and other commonly asked questions regarding education reform measures affecting the terms and conditions of teacher and principal employment.
The PERA document is written for informational purposes only; school boards are advised to contact their school attorney for legal advice and/or opinions.
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