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Calfiornia State Board of Education Policy #99-04


September 1999


External Evaluator Conflict of Interest - Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program


Education Code Section 52053 et seq.



Evaluation Period

For purposes of the Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program (II/USP), the evaluation period is defined as the date of contract between the district and the external evaluator for the conduct of the evaluation through the date of the submission of the locally approved action plan to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Local Governing Boards

The external evaluator conflict of interest issue is "locally driven." Each local governing board shall adopt a conflict of interest statement relative to external evaluators. The statement shall define what a "conflict" means and how perceived conflicts of interest are to be investigated and resolved, and shall reflect the general state guidance and cautions, as well as the guidelines set forth below for external evaluators. Local governing boards:

External Evaluators

External Evaluators participating in the II/USP:

In addition, during the evaluation period, organizations serving as external evaluators may provide programs, materials, or services to schools in the district that are not being evaluated, provided no real or apparent conflict develops, e.g., by having the same employees (or contract personnel) participating in the evaluation of one school while providing services to another school in the district (strict separation of functions within the organization).

California Department of Education

The California Department of Education (CDE) shall collect assurances from each district participating in the II/USP that it has a written conflict of interest statement relative to the external evaluator role in keeping with this policy. The CDE shall provide general guidance and cautions to local governing boards regarding conflict of interest issues as necessary.

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