|RI||Signed into law 07/2014||P-12||Notification of Nonrenewal or Dismissal|
If a teacher's dismissal or nonrenewal is based on fiscal exigency or program reorganization, the governing body is required to notify the teacher on or before June 1 of the school year immediately preceding the school year in which the dismissal or nonrenewal...
|WV||Vetoed 04/2014||P-12||Planning Periods|
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 ...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Teacher Issues|
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...
|MS||Signed into law 02/2014||P-12||Payment of Teacher Salaries|
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 ...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2013||P-12||Suspension or Dismissal of District Employees|
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. ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Time Frame for Commissioner to Issue a Decision in an Appeal|
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, ...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Teacher employment contracts|
From Senate Fact Sheet: Allows school district governing boards (school boards) to transmit and receive certificated employee contracts in an electronic format.
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Modifies 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...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Multiple Temporary Contracts|
The measure prohibits school districts from hiring teachers on multiple temporary contracts that add up to more than four semesters.
|OK||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Educators' Children Off Limits from Hiring Decisions|
Prohibits school district employment contracts from inquiring about an applicant's children (and potential enrollment of children) and from being considered in hiring decisions.
|ID||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Employee Contract Renewal|
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...
|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...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2012||P-12||Employee Appointments|
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...