Written Appeals Process
An Induction participating teacher is expected to meet all requirements outlined in the signed letter of Commitment and the Induction Handbook. If the participating teacher has difficulty demonstrating growth in effective teaching practices, the Torrance Unified School District Teacher Induction Program will provide additional coaching cycles and mentoring support. In the event that the participating teacher continues to not demonstrate growth in the CSTPs, as outlined in the Letter of Commitment and Induction Handbook, and the participating teacher disagrees with this finding, the participating teacher may file a Letter of Appeal.
Written Appeal Procedure:
- It is the responsibility of the participating teacher to inform the program of the specific concern as soon as possible. The participating teacher will meet with the program director/coordinator informally to discuss the situation and reach a resolution.
- If a resolution is not satisfactory, the participating teacher may formally submit a written Letter of Appeal to the Induction director.
- Upon receipt of the Letter of Appeal, the program director secures confidential information from both the participating teacher and the mentor. Efforts will be made to maintain respect and dignity for all those involved and to collaboratively determine a solution to the presented issue(s). The participating teacher may present evidence and documentation that supports their growth in the CSTPs to satisfy Torrance Unified School District Teacher Induction Program requirements for a Clear Credential.
- The program director shares the information with the district’s leadership team, and together they make the determination for a possible solution.
All appeals will be handled in a timely manner, and solutions will be documented in writing within 30 days of written submission.