Observation Policy

(Based on SMUSD Board Policy 1250)

Visitors will respect the confidentiality of all students and not discuss the details of the classroom observation with anyone outside of the school setting without prior written consent.

The observation shall be scheduled in advance with a site administrator.

  • The site administrator (or administrator designee) must accompany the visitor to the classroom and remain with them during the visitation.
  • To minimize classroom interruptions, the classroom observations should only be for a length of a lesson. Only 2 adults may observe at one time and no more than one observation a week.
  • Visitors shall not speak or make comments during the observation time so that classroom instruction is not disrupted.
  • Visitors take notes on a clipboard or notepad so that his/her questions may be addressed later.
  • Observations are only done when the classroom teacher is present.
  • No Audio or video recording is allowed- notes should not be taken on mobile devices that can record.

## Physical Education Classes are considered a classroom environment.

**Admin may make changes to these policies during the year, so please check with them for the most current policy.