A proposed teacher evaluation bill that roused the ire of the Utah Education Association will be put on hold while a subcommittee of the Strategic Planning Committee looks at it closer.

The sponsor, Sen. Haven Barlow, R-Davis, said the subcommittee already is in place and it is a logical place to try to hammer out the sensibilities surrounding teacher evaluation.Any evaluation process must protect the right of teachers not to be subjected to the whims or biases of administrators, said UEA representatives. Administrators, on the other hand, complain that it is difficult to get rid of ineffective teachers because current processes definitions are overbroad.

The subcommittee will be asked to define a "valid" procedure for teacher evaluation that will balance the concerns.