The New York State Education Department approved the District’s Annual Professional Performance Reviews (APPR) plan on October 3, 2012. Currently, Depew is one of only seven districts in Erie County to have its plan for implementing the Annual Professional Performance Review approved by the State.

Countless hours went in to developing the plan and thanks the Depew Teachers’ Organization and the Depew Administrators’ Association for their leadership and cooperation in devising the plan.

Now comes the work of implementing the complex plan. We repeatedly tell our faculty “we are all in this together.”

The district received approval for the plan in 2015.

The NYSED-approved APPR Plan can be found in the Related Files area and in the link on the left.


Response to Intervention (RTI) is a multi-tiered framework designed to maximize achievement for all students. The RTI plan, approved by the Depew Board of Education on Sept. 20, 2011, and updated in 2016, was written by the District's Response to Intervention Team which is comprised of teachers, counselors, psychologists, and administrators.