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From the ECS State Policy Database
Teaching Quality--Teacher Contracts (Not Tenure)


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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

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State Status/Date Level Summary
WVVetoed 04/2014P-12Planning Periods
S.B. 477
Amends and reenacts A18A-4-14 relating to daily planning periods for certain school employees. Provides that teachers determine the use of time of a planning period; prohibits administrators from compelling a teacher to attend any work- related event during a ...

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INSigned into law 03/2014P-12Teacher Issues
H.B. 1319
Adds "school counselor" to the definition of a teacher. Changes the date, from August 15 to 14 days before the first day a teacher is required to report for duty, after which a contract entered into between a school corporation (district) and a teacher is void...

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MSTo governor 02/2014P-12Payment of Teacher Salaries
H.B. 71
Requires the standard contract for school district employees prescribed by the State Board of Education to provide that school district employees earn a salary payable in equal monthly installments beginning in the first month of employment, regardless of the ...

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CAVetoed 10/2013P-12Suspension or Dismissal of District Employees
A.B. 375
From bill summary: Provides that a notice from a district governing board to an employee of its intention to dismiss or suspend the employee, together with written charges filed or formulated pursuant to those procedures, are sufficient to initiate a hearing. ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Time Frame for Commissioner to Issue a Decision in an Appeal
H.B. 2952
Requires the commissioner of education to issue a decision in certain appeals against a school district not later than the 240th day after the date the appeal is filed. Permits the parties to the appeal to agree in writing to extend, by not more than 60 days, ...

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AZSigned into law 05/2013P-12Teacher employment contracts
H.B. 2403
From Senate Fact Sheet: Allows school district governing boards (school boards) to transmit and receive certificated employee contracts in an electronic format.
http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/51leg/1r/laws/0189.pdf...

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AZSigned into law 05/2013P-12Modifies Teacher Dismissal Policies
H.B. 2500 - Tenure
Modifies teacher dismissal and nonrenewal policies and procedures (see companion policy record for evaluation elements).
·          Replaces references to "certificated teacher who has not been employed by the school district for more than the major portion of...

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OKSigned into law 04/2013P-12Multiple Temporary Contracts
H.B. 1528
The measure prohibits school districts from hiring teachers on multiple temporary contracts that add up to more than four semesters.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf/2013-14%20int/hb/HB1528%20int.doc...

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OKSigned into law 04/2013P-12Educators' Children Off Limits from Hiring Decisions
S.B. 199
Prohibits school district employment contracts from inquiring about an applicant's children (and potential enrollment of children) and from being considered in hiring decisions.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf/2013-14%20int/sb/SB199%20int.doc
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IDSigned into law 04/2013P-12Employee Contract Renewal
S.B. 1040
Grants employees who sign on for a fourth year the ability to have their contract automatically renewed and be subject to evaluation once a year. Contracts that are automatically renewed may be renewed for a shorter term, longer term or the same length of ter...

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PASigned into law 07/2012P-12Employment 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...

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CASigned into law 07/2012P-12Employee Appointments
A.B. 2125
From bill summary: Until December 31, 2015, in a district with a pupil population over 400,000, authorizes an employee appointment to specified classifications of positions to be made from other than the first 3 ranks on the eligibility list if specialized lic...

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