Teacher Evaluation Policy Rejected

April 20, 2012 Updated Apr 20, 2012 at 9:22 AM EDT

By WKBW News

April 20, 2012 Updated Apr 20, 2012 at 9:22 AM EDT

BUFFALO PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE STILL WITHOUT A FORMAL DEPEW, N.Y. ( WKBW ) At a meeting of Buffalo teachers Thursday at the Hearthstone Manor, the latest teacher evaluation proposal as required by New York State was rejected.

The teachers union overwhelmingly voted against the proposal that was already submitted to state officials by the district this week.

The union says they don't like the way the would be evaluated by high school students grades, English language learners, and special education students.

Interim Buffalo Schools superintendent Amber Dixon says she is disappointed by the decision of the union.

In a statement obtained by Eyewitness News, Amber M. Dixon noted: "I am disappointed with the vote tonight because the state has given us clear guidelines as to what we have to do by Tuesday in order to restore these much needed funds to our schools. We have assurances from the New York State Department of Education that all that is need for approval of this document is Mr. Rumore's signature. I continue to appeal to him to do what is best for the children of the Buffalo Public Schools and to join me in the implementation of a teacher evaluation system meets state guidelines, strengthens our schools, and supports the teachers in our schools."