|CA||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||Terminology in Reduction in Force Procedures|
From bill summary: Changes the phrase "accusation" to "District Statement of Reduction in Force," and "Notice of Defense" to "Notice of Participation in Reduction in Force Hearing" in provisions relating to the termination of a certificated employee due to a r...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Teacher Evaluations and Teacher Development, Employment Decisions|
H.B. 2012 - Teacher Evaluations and Teacher Development, Employment Decisions
Provides that each teacher is entitled to receive a written copy of his/her evaluation promptly on its completion. Requires that, in addition to conducting an annual performance appraisal (or less frequently, under certain circumstances) of each teacher, appro...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Teacher Dismissal|
Amends regulations related to teachers dismissed due to a reduction in force, rehiring processes for those dismissed. Specifies that when it is necessary to reduce the number of teaching or nonlicensed positions in a school system because of a decrease in enro...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Reduction in Teacher Force|
Amends the decision to institute a reduction in force and the selection of an employee or employees subject to such reduction to be at the sole discretion of the board of trustees, except for decisions as to which employee or employees will be subject to such ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12|
|Notice of Layoff to Classified Employees|
From bill summary: Requires that written notice be given to a classified employee of a school district or community college district subject to layoff not less than 60 days before the effective layoff date if the termination date of a specially funded program ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12|
|Reemployed Worker Who Failes to Complete Probationary Period in New Position|
From bill summary: Existing law requires that persons laid off because of lack of work or funds in a school district or community college district that has adopted the merit system be eligible for reemployment for a period of 39 months. New provision requires ...
|PA||Signed into law 07/2012||P-12||Employment Pool|
H.B. 1307 - Multiple Provisions
Creates professional and temporary employment pool for employees from a district where students have been reassigned to another district. Employees in the pool must be offered employment by an district receiving students who have been reassigned to whenever th...
|MA||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Teacher and Principal Evaluation Systems|
Requires the State Board to establish and maintain a data system for the purpose of assessing the effectiveness of district evaluation systems in assuring effective teaching and administrative leadership. Requires that such information be made publicly availab...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Teacher Tenure|
Provides that a tenured teacher dismissed because of abolition of a position shall be placed on a list for reemployment in the first vacancy the teacher is qualified by training and experience to fill. Forbids director of schools or board of education from usi...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Reductions in Force|
S.B. 184 - Reductions in Force
Section 2: Prohibits a local board from adopting or implementing a policy that allows length of service to be the primary or sole determining factor when implementing a reduction in force. Requires the local board to consider as the primary factor educator per...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Administrator Contracts, RIFs, Furlough Days|
Replaces reference to "principal" with reference to "administrator" in certain provisions pertaining to actions to terminate or suspend a school employee's contract. Provides that actions to terminate or suspend contracts due to staff reductions incurred by lo...
|LA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Teacher Reduction in Force and Dismissals|
H.B. 974 - RIF Section
Requires school boards to adopt policies that delegate reduction in force to local superintendents to dismiss teachers and other employees. Requires reduction in force policies to be based solely upon demand, performance, and effectiveness, as determined by t...
|OH||Repealed by referedum 11/2011||P-12||Reductions in Force|
S.B. 5 - Reductions in Force
Allows a public employer to determine the basis for selection, retention and promotion of employees, unless the public employer specifically agrees otherwise in an express written provision of a collective bargaining agreement. http://www.legislature.state.oh....
|MI||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Teacher and Administrator Evaluation/Governor's Council on Educator Effectiveness|
From Legislative Staff Summary - Specifies provisions that must apply to personnel decisions concerning teachers when a school district or intermediate school district (ISD) conducts a staffing or program reduction or otherwise makes a personnel determination ...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Rehiring Laid-Off Teachers|
Amends provisions related to rehiring of laid-off teachers. Deletes provisions requiring that reemployment be in the reverse order of layoff, and instead requires that reemployment be in order of seniority. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1251-...
|TX||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Reduction in Force|
S.B. 8 - Reduction in Force
Repeals provision requiring reduction in force to be made in the reverse order of seniority. Replaces with provision that reductions in force must be made primarily based on teacher appraisals and other criteria as determined by the board. Pages 5-6 of 19: htt...
|TX||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Termination/Nonrenewal of Teacher Contracts|
S.B. 8 - Termination/Nonrenewal of Teacher Contracts
From bill summary: Changes the deadline by which a district board of trustees is required to notify a teacher employed under a probationary contract and a teacher whose contract is about to expire of its decision to terminate the teacher's employment at the en...
|NH||Became law without governor's signature 07/2011||P-12||Regulations for Nonrenomination or Nonreelection of Teachers|
Amends the length of time required for a teacher to be entitled to the rights of notification and hearing for failure to be renominated or reelected. Declares that in cases of nonrenomination or nonreelection because of reduction in force, the reduction in for...
|IN||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Reduction in Force|
S.B. 1 - Reduction in Force
From bill summary: Requires reduction in force to be based on performance. Requires that teachers subject to dismissal because of reduction in force be notified between May 1-July 1. Authorizes all teachers who are to be dismissed to request a conference with ...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Seniority Removed as Decisionmaking Factor|
H.B. 153 - Seniority Removed as Decisionmaking Factor
Specifies that seniority may not be the basis to retain a teacher, except when making a decision between teachers with comparable evaluations. Removes language that in any reduction in force, a service center must suspend contracts in accordance with the recom...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Seniority Should Not Be Used in Hiring Decisions|
S.B. 7 - Seniority Should Not Be Used in Hiring Decisions
(Does not apply to Chicago Public Schools (CPS), as CPS already requires hiring for new and vacant positions to be based on seniority.) Specifies that selection of a candidate for a new or vacant teaching position must be based on consideration of factors incl...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Reductions in Force and Teacher Recalls|
S.B. 7 - Reductions in Force and Teacher Recalls
(Does not apply to Chicago Public Schools (CPS), as CPS is already required to base layoffs on performance rather than seniority.) Makes changes to reduction in force procedures effective with the 2011-12 school term. Amends teacher notification processes. For...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Teacher and Administrator Evaluations and Employment|
Expands the requirements of the annual reports of accountability to include a reporting of the number and percentages of administrators, teachers, and other staff for each elementary school, middle school or junior high school and high school and for each scho...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Teacher Layoff and Teacher Tenure|
Prohibits districts from using a last-hired-first-fired layoff policy when terminating school district employees. Permits a district to consider the results of an employee's performance evaluation and a school's personnel needs when terminating an employee. Du...
|FL||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Workforce Reductions|
S.B. 736 - Workforce Reductions
Repeals existing provisions requiring that workforce reductions be made pursuant to collective bargaining agreements, where such exist. Provides that if workforce reduction is needed, local boards must retain employees based on educational program needs and pe...
|ID||Rejected by voters 03/2011||P-12||Renewable Contracts|
Section 33-515 states that it is the intent of the legislature that after January 31, 2011, no new employment contract between a school district and a certificated employee shall result in the vesting of tenure, continued expectations of employment or property...
|NY||Emergency Rule Adoption 05/2010||P-12||Teacher Certification|
Title 8 NYCRR Section 80-4.3
From administrative register: The purpose of the proposed amendment is to provide flexibility from the current teacher certification requirements to allow districts and BOCES to reassign effective classroom teachers to another grade level during this demonstra...
|AZ||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Teacher employment|
H.B. 2011--Section 14
Section 5. H--Notwithstanding any other law, a school district or charter school shall not adopt policies that provide employment retention priority for teachers based on tenure or seniority.
|WA||Adopted 07/2009||P-12||Teacher RIF|
Stipulates that, given current budget constraints, teachers who are unemployed or subject to reduction- in-force are granted an additional two-year renewal within nine years of the date of their last employment.
|OR||Rejected by voters 08/2008||P-12||Teaching Quality Requirements & Pay|
Ballot Measure 60
Enacts the Kids First Act; requires that pay raises for public school teachers shall be based upon each teacher's classroom performance and not related to or connected to his or her seniority; provides that if a school district reduces its teaching staff, the ...
|TN||Signed into law 02/2008||P-12||Reduction in Number of Teachers|
Present law allows a local board of education to dismiss any teacher if it becomes necessary to reduce the number of teaching positions due to a decrease in enrollment or for other good reasons. A tenured teacher who has been dismissed under such circumstances...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Educational Support Personnel Employees|
Relates to a section concerning educational support personnel employees. Provides that if the hours the employee works are reduced for certain reasons, then written notice must be given to the employee. Provides that if a reduction in hours is due to an unfore...
|NY||Vetoed 08/2007||P-12||Service Credit for Laid-Off Teachers|
Allows former members of the New York city teachers' retirement system who were suspended because of fiscal measures taken by New York city to obtain service credit. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A08445&sh=t...
|IN||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Nonrenewal of a Teacher's Contract|
Allows a nonpermanent teacher ten days to request a conference with the governing body after receiving a notice of nonrenewal of the teacher's contract; provides that the governing body may not take action concerning the nonrenewal of the teacher's contract un...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||District Consolidation|
Revises school district consolidation plan requirements; provides for payment of costs for feasibility studies and plans per school district that proposes to consolidate; provides that the board of school districts newly formed through consolidation may make s...
|LA||Signed into law 12/2005||P-12||Retirement Benefits|
Allows a member of any state or statewide public retirement system on involuntary furlough or leave without pay due to a gubernatorially declared disaster or emergency to purchase credit for the period of the furlough or such leave by paying the required emplo...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||School Districts|
Requires school districts to have a reduction in force policy in each school district based upon objective criteria for a layoff and recall of employees.
|VA||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Reduction in Force Notification|
Directs any school board in a county having the urban county executive form of government to notify by May 15 those teachers who may be subject to a reduction in force due to a decrease in the school board's budget....