For the 2015-16 school year only: Districts/BOCES will either be implementing APPR plans pursuant to Education Law §3012-c or §3012-d during the 2015-16 school year. The following list identifies districts/BOCES with approved §3012-d APPR plans as well as the date of that approval. For districts/BOCES included on the list whose approval occurred after March 1, 2016, the §3012-d APPR plan will be implemented beginning in the 2016-17 school year. These districts/BOCES will continue to implement their §3012-c APPR plan during the 2015-16 school year.
There is a clear expectation in Dumas that teachers will participate in leadership roles. One teacher noted, "We're probably 56 years ahead of schools around us. We have always been on that leading edge of things because of the attitude of the administration that we should be leaders. And I think that's pretty ingrained in us as teachers that we should be out there leading." Superintendent McHan believes that it is his job to support ideas that are economically feasible and freely cites examples of teacher initiated projects that have benefited students. This expectation was furthered nurtured by former high school principal David Rainey. He described his philosophy towards decision making at Dumas as "putting critical decisions in the hands of people who are most capable of making those decisions - teachers. In the process of doing that, teachers have to ask themselves some serious questions, like why are we doing this?"