My district filed the proper paperwork in 2010 to request a waiver, allowing us to use our existing evaluation system. How likely is it that we are “grandfathered” in?

The legislation as drafted does propose a provision for approving additional evaluation models, but the criteria for approval is extensive and rigorous. Even if a district is inclined to undertake the rigorous approval process, we do not recommend districts attempt to continue using self-developed tools, due to the high likelihood that it could invite litigation by employee groups.