Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA)
and Senate Bill 7
Optional Alternative Evaluative Dismissal (OAED) Process
Senate Bill 7 (Public Act 97-8) significantly changed the processes by which a tenured teacher can be dismissed. One of the most substantial modifications is the Optional Alternative Evaluative Dismissal (“OAED”) Process for PERA Evaluations, now codified at 105 ILCS 5/24-16.5. Only PERA-trained board members may participate in the vote to dismiss a teacher through this process.
The following is a list of approved OAED trainers through January 1, 2015:
- Bowman, Kevin
- Governor’s State University
- Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB)
- Scariano, Himes
- Scariano, Petrarca
- See Illinois School Code Section 24-16.5 [105 ILCS 5/24-16-5]
- See Current Rules in Effect:
For all questions related to the OAED Training, contact Eric Grodsky in ISBE’s General Counsel’s office by phone: 312-814-2223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.