During the 2017 North Carolina General Assembly Legislative Session, the state statute concerning 12 month employment for agricultural education teachers at the high school level was changed (Read the legislation here). All agricultural education teachers at the high school level shall be employed for 12 calendar months; however, local boards of education may apply for a waiver to this law. The State Agricultural Education staff and the Department of Public Instruction CTE staff have created the waiver process and an evaluation instrument used to measure the quality of an agricultural education teacher's performance during their summer months of employment.
Waiver of 12 Months of Employment Document (updated for 2021)
The purpose of this form is to request a waiver of twelve months of employment. All waivers must be submitted annually no later than April 15 for waivers to be in place for the following school year. This is an annual process/request. Decisions or waivers from previous years are not considered.
Waiver of 12 Months of Employment (Word)
Waiver of 12 Months of Employment (PDF)
Evaluation of Quality Twelve-Month Agricultural Education Teaching Positions
This evaluation instrument is the finalized version. There are 19 standards with an available 154 possible points. The goal is to achieve 100 points. The time period for the evaluation is a calendar year starting in January and ending in December. Teachers are responsible for logging their contacts, hours, and events. At the conclusion of the calendar year, evaluation should be discussed and signed off on by you the teacher, your principal, and CTE administrator.
Evaluation Instrument (Word)
Evaluation Instrument (PDF)
Revised Evaluation Instrument for 2020 due to COVID-19
Due to closings and cancellations caused by COVID-19, the North Carolina Agricultural Education Evaluation Instrument has been amended specifically for calendar year 2020. Previous versions of the evaluation are not applicable for calendar year 2020. The total number of possible points in this instrument is 121. The minimum number of points needed to be eligible for 2 months of extended employment for the following year is 78.
2020 Twelve Month Evaluation Instrument (Word)
2020 Twelve Month Evaluation Instrument (PDF)
If you have questions about twelve month employment, please contact your regional coordinator.