The president of the statewide teachers union on Monday was not willing to declare a win or directly bash the framework budget agreement given the lack of bill language on education.

“Until the details come out, it’s hard to draw any straight conclusions,” said NYSUT President Karen Magee.

We do know the budget includes plans that make it easier for schools to fire teachers who are deemed poor performing over the course of several years, extends granting tenure to four years and creates a new evaluation system for teachers that takes a blended approach of both state-based tests as well as local observation into account.

A receivership program for struggling or “failing” schools was also agreed to in the spending plan, which includes a year-long turnaround period for schools that submit plans to the state Department of Education.

Merit pay was also included in the budget plan as well, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.

“At this point in time the governor’s budget is not a budge that’s good for all kids in New York state,” Magee told reporters. “That’s a concern we still have.”

But the specifics are yet to be fully fleshed out as state lawmakers return to the Capitol today to begin voting on the budget legislation that has already aged.

An administration official last night said the changes to the evaluation criteria won’t require going back to the collective bargaining process.

“He’s really looking at some attacks on collective bargaining as they relate to the annual professional performance review,” Magee said. “My understanding because the details aren’t clear at this time, the language isn’t written in at this time, but my understand is he’s going to be giving a lot of this work to the Board of Regents.”

The state Department of Education’s role in the performance review criteria, however, is said to be limited to developing a second, optional test for school districts that could be included in evaluations.

“The evaluation program and the conversations what we’re hearing at this time will include a combination of local measures, state measures,” Magee said. “The devil’s in the details and we do not have the details at this point in time, unfortunately.”