A majority of public schools have failed to meet a state deadline to have a new teacher evaluation system in place.
As part of the 2015 state budget lawmakers voted to create the new teacher evaluation system that places a greater emphasis on student test scores when evaluating the job performance of teachers and principals.
School districts had until Nov. 15th to reopen their teacher contracts and negotiate a plan with their unions to implement the new requirements.
So far, only 72 districts out more than 600 school districts in the state have had plans approved.
Among the schools with approved plans are the Homer and Dryden Central School Districts.
The remaining districts now have until March 15th to put the new rating system in place.