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The Virginia Board of Education approved regulations that require local school boards to develop a procedure for evaluating teachers, to include student academic progress to be implemented July 1, 2012. In response to this, a Teacher Evaluation Committee (consisting of teachers and principals from across the county, instructional specialists, human resources representatives, directors and executive directors) met three times in the winter/spring of 2012 to develop procedures that align with the current PGE process while complying with Virginia law. Five input sessions were held (one per magisterial district) during the month of May in order to solicit input from teachers. Additionally, audio files containing a description of the process were posted on a website for review and comment. On May 29, 2012, the Teacher Evaluation Planning Committee met to review recommendations and questions from the teacher input sessions and comments from the blog. The committee made final recommendations to the K12 Instructional Team, and a process for use during the 2012-2013 year was drafted. The School Board reviewed the plan, in its entirety, at the June 21 meeting.