|TN||To governor 05/2013||P-12||Teacher Compensation|
Requires local education agencies to continue to pay teacher's full compensation and benefits, less disability benefits received through wor...
|CO||To governor 04/2013||P-12||Confidentiality of K-12 Educator Performance Data|
Authorizes access to a teacher's evaluation reports for an individual responsible for reviewing a nonprobationary teacher's appeal. Provides...
|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 ...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||School personnel evaluation policies and grievance procedures.|
H.B. 2151/S.B. 1223
Makes several changes to the processes by which teachers and certain administrators are evaluated and to the grievance procedure process. Re...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||First Amendment Rights|
Prohibits LEAs, school administrators and educators from taking action that infringe on or waive first amendment rights of school personnel ...
|AR||Adopted 02/2012||P-12||School Worker Defense Program and Advisory Board|
AR ADC 005.01.23-1.0 to AR ADC 005.01.23-10.0; AR ADC 005.04.8-1.00 to AR ADC 005.04.8-11.00
Establishes the School Worker Defense Program Advisory Board (the Board). Directs that the Board be comprised of seven specific members, and...
|NC||Signed into law 01/2012||P-12||No Dues Checkoff for School Employees|
Eliminates the option of active or retired public school employees to pay an employees' organization through a periodic deduction from payro...
|MO||Signed into law 10/2011||P-12||Staff/Student Internet Use|
Modifies S.B. 54. SCS/SB 1 c[ ][ ] This act modifies provisions relating to communications between school district employees and students.Cu...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||District Employees and Charitable Contributions|
Prohibits district boards or employees from requiring or coercing any employee to make a contribution to a charitable organization or in res...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Confidentiality of Teacher and Administrator Performance Documents|
Clarifies that the confidentiality of documents evaluating teacher or administrator performance applies to teachers and administrators at op...
|UT||To governor 03/2011||P-12||Limits on Paid Leave for Employee Association or Union Duties|
Prohibits a local school board from granting paid association leave for an employee to perform an employee association or union duty. Permit...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12|
|Arkansas Teacher Retirement System Member Employment|
Establishes the right of an Arkansas Teacher Retirement System member to remain an active member when employed by an institution of higher e...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||First Amendment Protection|
Prohibits school boards, administrative personnel, and instructional personnel from taking affirmative action, including, but not limited to...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Teacher Tenure|
H.B. 1543--Multiple Provisions
Allows the special administrative board, when it has been granted governing powers for a district in the St. Louis City School District to a...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Public Disclosure Requirements|
Relates to exemptions to requirements for disclosure of public records, so as to provide that certain personal information relating to teach...
|AL||Pocket veto by governor 05/2010||P-12|
|Misdemeanors by Public School Employees|
Defines "public education employee" as any public education employee employed by federal, state or county government or any public college, ...
|NY||Vetoed 03/2010||P-12||"Other Specified Personnel" when BOCES Takes Over Program|
Relates to teachers' rights; adds other specified personnel to teachers and teaching assistants when a board of cooperative educational serv...
|IL||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12|
Relates to the procedure for filing a complaint with the Director of Human Rights relating to discrimination in employment, credit, public a...
|UT||Adopted 02/2010||P-12||Sharing of Curriculum Materials|
Adds new Rule 277-111, "Sharing of Curriculum Materials by Public School Educators". Allows/encourages educators to use valuable time and re...
|IL||Signed into law 11/2009||P-12||Interference with a Public Institution of Education|
Expands the statute concerning interference with a public institution of higher education to also include interference with public elementar...
|IL||Signed into law 11/2009||P-12|
Provides that the exercise of free speech, free expression, free exercise of religion or expression of religiously based views by any indivi...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||Postsec.|
|Faculty and Staff Political Displays|
Provides that a university or community college may not prohibit any faculty or staff member from: (1) displaying political buttons, sticker...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||Postsec.|
|Rights of Postsecondary Faculty and Staff|
Provides that all faculty and staff members of a university or community college are free to communicate their views on any matter of privat...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Sick Leave|
S.B. 35 and H.B. 548
Provides that a school board may require a certificate from a physician, advanced practice nurse, physician assistant or spiritual adviser a...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Probationary and Career Teacher Hearing Process Modifications|
Modifies the hearing process applicable to probationary teachers by providing the teacher a right to notice and hearing prior to the
|LA||Adopted 06/2009||P-12||Teacher Bill of Rights|
Provides for the immunity and legal defense of teachers. Provides for the rights of beginning teachers. Provides for the distribution of the...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Leave Time for Assaulted Staff|
Requires school districts to notify employees that they are entitled to leave time if physically assaulted during the performance of their r...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Employee Grievances|
Requires districts to allow an employee reporting a grievance to make an audio recording of any meeting in which the grievance is investigat...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12|
|Public Records Law Exemption for Information Obtained in a Department of Education Testing Impropriety Investigation|
Provides an exemption from public records requirements for personally identifiable information of any personnel of any school district or po...
|OK||Vetoed 05/2009||P-12||Influencing Elections|
Provides that the board of education of a school district shall not allow any individual or organization to speak or distribute material at ...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12|
Prohibits certain persons from certain involvement in due process hearings; creates the School Protection Act; provides short title; states ...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Orientation on Disciplinary Rules and Student Conduct|
Beginning with the 2008-2009 school year, requires the governing authority of an elementary or secondary school to provide every student an ...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12|
Renames provisions of law providing for the rights of teachers to the Teacher Bill of Rights. Provides that teachers have a right to immunit...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Battery of a School Teacher|
For purposes of R.S. 14:34.3 and R.S. 38.2 relating to battery of a school teacher, extends definition of "school teacher" to include any te...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Whistleblower Protections|
This bill prohibits the taking of adverse employment action against any teacher employed by an LEA solely for refusing to participate in, or...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Inappropriate Behavior by an Educator|
Provides that falsifying, misrepresenting, omitting, or erroneously reporting reports of instances of inappropriate behavior by a teacher, a...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Teacher Certification -- Revocation/Reinstatement|
Requires the Department of Education to report all denials, revocations, suspensions, surrenders and reinstatements of certification that ar...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Teacher Certification of Legal Aliens|
From bill analysis on New York State United Teachers Web site: Extends for another five years (to 2012), chapter 658 of the laws of 2002, wh...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12|
Amends the Whistleblower Act. Provides that an "employer" as defined in the act includes:
(1) A political subdivision of the state
(2) A uni...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Release of School Personnel Files|
Modifies the law pertaining to the confidentiality of school personnel files. Provides that information contained in a personnel file that i...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Teacher quality|
Gives public school employees the right to represent themselves individually in their employment relations with the public school employer, ...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12|
Allows person claiming to be aggrieved by unlawful discrimination to file civil action in circuit court. No action shall be filed unless, wi...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Grade Integrity Act of 2007|
Enacts the Grade Integrity Act of 2007. Provides that no classroom teacher shall be required, coerced, intimidated, or disciplined in any ma...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Employee Immunity|
Prohibit school districts from requiring district employees to waive immunity from liability for acts for which they are immune from liabili...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12|
From bill analysis: Currently, a school district employee who needs to report a grievance against a supervisor must report the grievance to ...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12|
Requires an individual to have training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, removing obstructions to a person's airway and the Heimlich maneuv...
|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...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Instructional Planning Time and a Daily Duty-Free Lunch|
Provides for weekly instructional planning time and a daily duty-free lunch period for teachers.
|LA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Paid Leave to Attend Meetings|
Requires that a local school board employee be provided paid leave to attend meetings of certain public entities on which the employee serve...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Assault on a School Teacher|
Provides that the crime of assault on a school teacher includes making statements threatening physical harm to a school teacher and requires...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Documents in Teacher Personnel File|
Provides relative to documents placed in a school employee's personnel file on or before September 1987. Permits the school employee to rebu...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Income and Benefits of Teacher Victim of Assault|
Provides that there shall be no loss of income or benefits to a teacher or school employee for work time lost because of personal injury inc...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Possessing a Knife on School Property|
Makes possessing a knife on school property or on a school bus a Class B misdemeanor; makes the offense a Class A misdemeanor if the offende...
|DE||SIGNED 04/2005||P-12||Communications Regarding Teacher Termination|
Requires that formal communications between a teacher and a school board relating to the termination of the teacher's services be sent via c...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Teacher Immunity|
States that a full-time certified teacher is immune from personal liability for all acts done and actions taken in good faith in evaluating ...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Teachers Lunch Breaks|
Ensures that teachers receive a thirty-minute uninterrupted duty-free lunch period during each student instructional day. http://www.arkleg....
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||School Employee Rights|
Clarifies a school employee's right to have a witness or representative present in a disciplinary or grievance matter. http://www.arkleg.sta...
|CA||Vetoed 08/2004||P-12||Pupil Evaluation of a Teacher|
Permits, with respect to courses of study taught in any of grades 6 to 12, inclusive a teacher to solicit pupil evaluations of his or her co...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Student Grades and Teacher Evaluations|
Relates to student grades and teacher evaluations; provides that no one except the teacher who assigns a grade to a student may change the g...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12|
|Arrest of Teachers|
Limits the authority of a justice of the peace to arrest a teacher in any public or private elementary, secondary, high school, vocational-t...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||School Employee Injuries|
Relates to school employee injuries. Specifies that sick leave with pay for any secretary, paraprofessional employee, school aide, teacher ...
|AK||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Teachers and Jury Duty|
Exempts certain teachers at schools that are designated as failing to make adequate yearly progress from jury service during school terms. h...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Education Personnel|
Relates to education personnel; provides for expunging of criminal history records of applicants for employment at certain education related...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Smoking/Tobacco Products on School Property|
Creates a safe and healthy school environment by prohibiting any person from smoking tobacco products on school property and at any school- ...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Teacher Tenure Law|
Relating to the Teacher Tenure Law: transfers, suspensions, and contract cancellations, hearing procedures, different procedures for major a...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Fair Dismissal Act|
Relates to public school employees, Fair Dismissal Act, transfers, terminations, suspensions, procedure before local board of education, app...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Teachers Evaluations|
Concerning teachers' evaluations; makes the failure to follow the procedures of evaluation programs subject to the grievance procedure in co...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Reduction of Salaries or School Personnel|
Concerns limitation on reduction of salaries or personnel in schools; requires notice of general salary reduction prior to the fiscal year i...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Teacher Criminal Prosecution|
Prohibits the payment of a teacher following the initiation of a prosecution for an offense that would result in the loss of licensure. http...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Teacher Certification|
Amends existing law relating to public school teachers to provide for placing conditions on a certificate; to provide an additional ground f...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Teacher Certification|
Amends existing law to provide that the chief certification officer for the Department of Education or the administrator for the Professiona...
|AR||Became law without governor's signature 01/2004||P-12||Distance Learning|
Assists public schools through the establishment of grants for distance learning; provides for the establishment of standards for eligible e...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Teacher Organization Officers|
Provides if a teacher is elected to serve as an officer of a state or national teacher organization that represents teachers in collective b...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Teachers' Bill of Rights|
Establishes the Teachers' Bill of Rights. The teachers' rights enumerated include: 1) The right to teach free from the fear of frivolous law...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Teachers-Medical Leave Sabbaticals|
Eliminates provision that teachers at regular and special public schools are eligible for medical leave sabbaticals only if they have 25 day...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Background checks, criminal acts, contract and license termination, liability,|
Revises policies a school may adopt concerning criminal history checks; requires a prosecuting attorney to notify the state superintendent o...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Paid Breaks and Duty Free Lunch Periods|
Requires school districts to provide classified school employees with paid breaks and duty-free lunch periods. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||School Children Protection Act|
Expands the Arkansas school children protection act to include teacher sexual contact with a student; requires termination of employment upo...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Immunity for Educators|
Concerns allegations against education providers; provides immunity from suit for an educational entity and its employees for any actions ta...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Reporting School Violence|
Adds to current law to provide for reports of threats of violence or potential violence at a school; governs liability for defamation. http:...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Teacher Right to Witnesses|
Allows a teacher to have a witness or representative of the teacher's choice present during any disciplinary or grievance matter upon reques...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Teacher's Daily Planning Period|
Amends statutes requiring teacher's daily planning period be provided in increments of no less than forty (40) minutes.http://www.arkleg.sta...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Sexual Abuse of Minors and Child Abuse and Teacher Records|
Lengthens statutes of limitations in cases of sexual abuse, sexual exploitation or sexual assault of a minor to 30 years from date of victim...
|HI||Vetoed 05/2002||P-12||Access of Auditor to Student or Other Records|
Establishes the office of the auditor as an authorized representative of the department of education and department of health, a state educa...
|NH||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Liability of Teachers|
Allows the court to award attorneys' fees and costs to the prevailing parties when it finds that a frivolous action has been brought against...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Assault on Employees|
Provides that any person who commits battery against any employee of any public or private elementary or secondary school engaged in the per...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Rights of Assaulted Teachers|
Relates to the rights of a public school teacher who is assaulted during the performance of the teacher's regular duties....
|IN||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Criminal history checks|
Relates to criminal history checks; specifies that a state or governmental entity may obtain the release of limited criminal history for an ...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Cannot Suspend for Truancy|
Prohibits suspension as discipline for failure to attend class; stipulates other methods of discipline may be used for the pupil which may i...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Insulting Language used toward Teachers|
Makes it unlawful for any person to use profane, violent, vulgar, abusive or insulting language toward any public school teacher during the ...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Teacher Negotiation Rights|
, Prohibits school boards and their representatives from actively discouraging efforts of teachers to secure negotiation rights....
|VA||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Employee Drug Offenses|
Suspension of school employees. Provides that school employees who are placed on probation as first offenders for drug offenses are not enti...
|PA||Signed into law 12/2000||P-12||Civil Immunity|
Act No. 93 of 2000., Amends the Judiciary and Judicial Procedure Code. Provides for civil immunity of school officers or employees relating ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2000||P-12||Monitoring E-Mails|
Prohibits an employer from secretly monitoring the electronic mail or other computer records generated by an employee. Provides that an empl...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Changing the Rules for School Discipline|
Revises the definition of suspension; revises data used to determine school's performance grade category; revises information required to be...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Immunity for School Employees|
Relates to school violence; provides civil criminal immunity for a school employee; relates to the employee's participation in reporting and...
|MN||Signed by governor 05/2000||P-12||Use of Reasonable Force by Teacher|
Allows the use of reasonable force by a teacher, school employee, bus driver, or other agent of a school district when it is necessary under...
|WI||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||School Personnel Liability|
Protects teachers from being charged criminally when they act reasonably in dealing with disruptive students. Acknowledges a common-law def...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Program of Indemnification|
H.B. 1388, H.R. 971
Act No. 688., Creates a program of indemnification with respect to public school personnel who are killed or permanently disabled by an act ...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Revocation of License for Cheating|
Authorizes the Board of Education to suspend or revoke the teaching or administrative license of any person who knowingly and willfully comm...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Planning Time|
Requires local school boards to ensure that elementary school teachers in their employment have at least 3 hours during the students' school...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Reasonable Force|
Provides that the offenses of a simple assault and assault and battery do not include the use of, by any teacher, principal or other person ...