|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...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2014||P-12||Timing for Reduction in Force Notice|
Requires that if a dismissal or nonrenewal is based on fiscal exigency or program reorganization, the governing body is to notify the teacher on or before June 1st of the school year immediately preceding the school year in which the dismissal or nonrenewal is...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Dismissal or Suspension of School Employees|
From bill summary: Permits a permanent school employee to be dismissed on grounds of egregious misconduct. Provides existing provisions for giving notice of intention to dismiss or suspend an employee apply to dismissal or suspension for egregious misconduct. ...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Evaluation and Dismissal of Teachers|
H.B. 5546 - Evaluation and Dismissal of Teachers
From bill summary: In provisions concerning removal or dismissal of teachers, requires that copies of the honorable dismissal list show each teacher by name and be categorized by positions and the groupings defined in statute. Sets forth procedures and criteri...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Teacher Tenure and Removal|
Provides that for purposes of teacher tenure and removal, "discipline" and "disciplinary action" include only suspension without pay, reduction in pay, or involuntary demotion or dismissal. Removes provision allowing a school superintendent to terminate employ...
|AK||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Education Studies|
Section 52. Requires the Department of Administration to prepare a proposal related to statewide school district salaries and benefits by June 15, 2015. The report is to include a review of tenure.
Section 53. Requires the Department of Education and Early De...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Teacher Due Process|
Sections 48-54 (pages 27-31): Makes the due process procedures inapplicable to teachers by narrowing the definition of teacher. Changes the definition of "teacher" in the laws governing teacher due process procedures; teachers are no longer defined as professi...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2014||P-12||Teacher Dismissal|
H.B. 977/S.B. 43
Extends from five business days to 10 business days the deadline for a teacher to request a hearing after receiving written notice of a recommendation of dismissal
|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. ...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Teacher Contracts|
Eliminates career status over a five-year period and requires that all teachers be employed on contract. Local boards of education must employ teachers upon the recommendation of the superintendent. Teachers employed fewer than three years by a local board may...
|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, ...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2013||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 nothing in statute prohibits a district or board of cooperative services (BOCES) from collecting information on an indi...
|SC||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Teacher Employment|
Requires local school districts to notify teachers of their employment for the 2013-2014 academic year by May 5, 2013. Provides that a continuing contract teacher who is being recommended for formal evaluation the following school year must be notified in writ...
|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...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Continuing Employment|
Gives local school districts the option of continuing the employment of a non-tenured teacher who was not offered the option of employment with the Achievement School District (ASD) or the operating entity of a school transferred into the ASD.
|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. Requires teachers, assistant principals, and principals to be evaluated every year, either formally or informally, and suc...
|NJ||Signed into law 08/2012||P-12||Teacher Evaluation and Tenure|
Creates the Teacher Effectiveness and Accountability for the Children of New Jersey (TEACHNJ) Act.
Defines "evaluation" as a process based on the individual's job description, professional standards and Statewide evaluation criteria that incorporates analysis...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Teacher Induction Period|
Extends the induction contract period from one year to three years. After three years, a teacher is eligible for employment at the annual contract level. http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess119_2011-2012/bills/3028.htm...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Teacher and Administrator (Not Superintendent) Contract Renewal/Non-Renewal|
S.B. 316 - Teacher and Administrator (Not Superintendent) Contract Renewal/Non-Renewal
From final bill analysis: Extends the deadlines for a district or educational service center (ESC) to notify a teacher or administrator that the person's contract will not be renewed for the following school year, as follows: (1) From April 30 to June 1, in th...
|TX||Adopted 05/2012||P-12||Hearings and Appeals|
19 TAC 157.1041, 1055, 1071, 1072, 1081, 1082, 1083, 1084, 1101, 1102,1103
Amends various sections concerning hearings and appeals that address general provisions for hearings before the commissioner of education, specific appeals to the commissioner, hearings of appeals arising under federal law and regulations, and hearings conduct...
|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...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Teacher Tenure|
(Sec. 57) Requires school superintendents to incorporate evaluations into decisions about granting tenure to all certified professional school board employees below the rank of school superintendent who are defined collectively as "teachers" and gives local an...
|MN||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Nonrenewal and Suspensions of Teacher Contracts|
Amends the date by which a local board must notify a probationary teacher of nonrenewal of teacher's contract for the following school year, from June to July 1.
[Article 2, Sec. 5, Subd. 5]
Provides that, for teachers charged with felonies that are grounds f...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Teacher Suspension, Dismissal|
Provides a director of schools may suspend a teacher at any time that may seem necessary prior to dismissal occurring, pending investigation. Finds teacher shall be paid if reinstated. Details redress privileges of tenured teachers.
|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...
|LA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Teacher Tenure, Dismisal and Evaluation|
Eliminates teacher tenure for new employees hired after July 2012. Teachers rated highly effective for five years within a six-year period will be granted tenure, other teachers remain at-will employees. Tenured teachers rated ineffective will lose tenure. Tea...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Assignment of Certified or Classified Staff to Alternative Education Programs|
Defines "alternative education program." Prohibits a superintendent from assigning an employee to an alternative education program in the disposition of any disciplinary action involving the employee, or as part of a corrective action plan established pursuant...
|NY||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Hearing Officers and Disciplinary Hearings|
A.B. 9057 - Hearing Officers and Disciplinary Hearings
Part 2, Section 1: Amends provisions related to disciplinary hearings for school employees with tenure. Amends provisions related to the compensation and mutual identification of hearing officers. Directs the commissioner of education to establish a schedule f...
|TN||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Teacher Evaluations- Transfer|
Requires local boards of education to consider a transferring teacher's evaluations from a prior LEA in making tenure decisions. Allows the local board to shorten the probationary period for a teacher transferring into the LEA under certain circumstances.
|VA||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Teachers; Date Changes for Contract Renewal for Those Without Continuing Contract Status|
S.B. 278/H.B. 76
Shifts the date of effective contract renewal for those teachers without continuing contract status from April 15 to June 15. This bill is identical to HB 76.
|SD||Rejected by voters 03/2012||P-12||Teacher Tenure|
Provides that any teacher who is not in or beyond the fourth consecutive term of employment with the school district prior to July 1, 2016, will receive a contract for a period of employment up to one year and will be considered non-tenured. (Sec. 47)
|WI||Signed into law 02/2012||P-12||Notification of nonrewal or renewal|
S.B. 2 - Contract Renewal Elements
Moves date for notification of teacher contract renewals/nonrenewals from March 15 to May 15.
|OH||Repealed by referendum 11/2011||P-12||Teacher Tenure|
S.B. 5 - Teacher Tenure
Abolishes continuing contracts for teachers, except for those continuing contracts in existence prior to the effective date of the bill. Revises the law relating to limited contracts. For teachers holding contracts prior to the effective date of amendments, co...
|OH||Repealed by referendum 11/2011||P-12||Teacher, Principal, Superintendent and Other Employee Compensation|
S.B. 5 - Compensation sections
--Public employee pay: Does away with salary schedules and replaces with salary "ranges." Requires performance-based pay for teachers and nonteaching school employees. Requires a school board to measure performance by considering the level of license the teach...
|MI||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Continuing Tenure of Certificated Teachers|
From Legislative Staff Summary: Specifies that a probationary teacher rated as effective or highly effective is not subject to displacement by a tenured teacher solely because the other teacher is on continuing tenure. Increases the probationary period from fo...
|MI||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Amends Teacher Tenure Law|
From Legislative Staff Summary - Allows a teacher on continuing tenure to be dismissed or demoted for a reason that is not arbitrary and capricious, rather than for reasonable and just cause. Revises the definition of "demote". Allows a controlling board to pl...
|MI||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Certain Subjects Excluded From Collective Bargaining Agreement|
From Legislative Staff Summary - Amends the public employment relations Act to prohibit decisions about the following subjects from being included in collective bargaining between a public school employer and a representative of its employees: (1) Teacher plac...
|MN||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Evaluations of Probationary Teachers|
Requires a school board to adopt a plan for at least three written periodic evaluations of probationary teachers throughout a school year. Requires the first evaluation to occur within the first 90 days of teaching service. (Article 2, Sec 12)
|MN||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Probationary Period, Discharge or Demotion|
For teachers in first class city school districts, requires a school board to adopt a plan for at least three written periodic evaluations of probationary teachers throughout a school year. Requires the first evaluation to occur within the first 90 days of tea...
|MN||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Professional Development, Evaluation, and Peer Coaching|
Allows a school board and the exclusive representative of the teachers to develop through joint agreement a teacher evaluation and peer review process, premised on the content of this section, for probationary and continuing contract teachers.
|TX||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Voiding of Staff Contracts|
S.B. 8 - Voiding and Nonrenewal of Staff Contracts
From bill summary: Revises and expand the grounds for rendering a district employee's probationary, continuing or term contract void on the basis of a failure to meet certain requirements relating to the employee's certification and revises a district's author...
|TX||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Employees with Void Contracts|
S.B. 8 - Employees with Void Contracts
From bill summary: Revises and expands the grounds for rendering a district employee's probationary, continuing or term contract void on the basis of a failure to meet certain requirements relating to the employee's certification and revises a district's autho...
|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...
|TX||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Hearing on Proposed Nonrenewal of Teacher Contract|
S.B. 8 - Hearing on Proposed Nonrenewal of Teacher Contract
From bill summary: Authorizes the board of trustees of a district with an enrollment of at least 5,000 students to designate a licensed attorney who is neither employed by nor affiliated with the district to hold a hearing on a proposed nonrenewal of a teacher...
|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...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Teaching Specialized Courses/Teacher Contract Renewal Notification|
H.B. 6499 - Sec. 3, 14
Sec. 3 - Allows the Commissioner of Education, upon request from a board of education for a district that has a school with grades K-8, to permit a certified teacher employed by such board in such school who holds an endorsement in elementary education and who...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Secondary School Reform Act Delay/Teacher Evaluations/Tenure/Student Governance Councils/6th Grade Student Success Plan|
Secondary School Reform Act - Delays by two years the implementation of the secondary school reform requirements enacted in 2010 that: (1) Increase the minimum number of credits required to graduate from high school; (2) Require school districts to offer stude...
|IN||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Teacher Evaluations and Renewal|
Establishes an annual staff performance evaluation that categorizes teachers as highly effective, effective, improvement necessary, or ineffective. Allows school corporations to meet requirements for evaluation plans by using any of the following models: A pla...
|IN||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Probationary Status and Cancellation of Teacher Contracts|
S.B. 1 - Teacher Contract Renewal
Adds new sections of law (20-28-6-7.5 and 20-28-7.5). PROBATIONARY STATUS: For teachers not under contract prior to 7/2012, a teacher is considered probationary if he/she was under contract after 7/2011, has not yet received a rating or receives a rating of in...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Modifies Law Governing Teacher Career Status|
Modifies the law governing teacher career status. Creates a definition of "inadequate performance" for teachers: failure to perform at a proficient level on any standard of the Department of Public Instruction's teacher evaluation instrument or otherwise perfo...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Teacher Dismissal; Suspension or Revocation of Teacher Licensure|
S.B. 7 - Teacher Dismissal; Suspension or Revocation of Teacher Licensure
Repeals provision allowing teacher to be dismissed for failure to complete a 1-year remediation plan with a "satisfactory" or better rating; replaces with provision allowing dismissal on the basis of performance. Defines "incompetency" for purposes of suspensi...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Teacher Employment (Attainment of Tenure)|
S.B. 7 - Teacher Employment (Attainment of Tenure)
Applies to all districts (Note: The probationary period has been 4 years since 1998): Increases teacher probationary period to 4 consecutive school terms prior to the implementation of PERA (teacher evaluation based in part on student performance; districts va...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Dismissal of Teacher in Continued Service|
S.B. 7 - Dismissal of Teacher in Continued Service
Applies to all districts: Requires that the dismissal notice of a teacher in continued service (other than an honorable dismissal) include a bill of particulars and the teacher's right to request a hearing. Amends various due process provisions. Allows a teach...
|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...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Teacher Continuting Contract Offers/Probationary Teacher Evaluation|
Requires three years of experience in a school administrative unit before a teacher may receive a continuing contract offer. Requires the superintendent to evaluate probationary teachers during, but not limited to, their second year of employment. Provides tha...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12|
|Employer and Employee Rights|
Establishes the Students First Act of 2011. Establishes the purposes of this act. Provides definitions. Provides no action may be proposed or approved based upon the personal or political reasons of the employer, chief executive officer or governing board. Est...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Written Notices of Termination|
Eliminates the requirement that written notices of termination for K-12 teachers in public schools contain a statement of prior authorization by a majority vote of the local school board with the name of the teacher recorded.
|MD||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Requires Posting of Various Paths Leading to Teacher Certification and Tenure|
Requires the state Department of Education to develop an informational form that lists and explains the various paths that can be taken in order to obtain certification and tenure in the state and must post the form on its website. http://mlis.state.md.us/2011...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12|
|Repeals Various Obsolete Education Provisions|
Repeals provisions relating to programs that were never implemented or are no longer funded. The programs are: Digital Divide Council and the associated Pilot Project for Discounted Computers and Internet Access for Low-Income Students; the Institute on Urban ...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Teacher Certification & Tenure/Employment for Military Spouses|
Requires the state Department of Education to develop a specified form relating to teacher certification and tenure and to post the form on its Web site. Requires the Adjutant General or the Adjutant General's designee to assist military spouses in finding spe...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Revises Due Process Provisions for Teachers and Administrators|
Modifies and deletes several substantive elements related to teacher contract definitions and the Teacher Due Process Act of 1990. Deletes career teacher pretermination hearing procedures and requirements and the right to appeal to a district court; deletes re...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Teacher Non-Renewal, Tenure|
From the Fiscal Note: Changes, from May 15 to June 15, the date by which teachers must receive termination notices and by which teachers and other school personnel must be assigned to a school for the next school year. Changes the probationary period that a te...
|FL||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Teacher Contracts|
S.B. 736 - Teacher Contracts
Repeals existing language in section 1012.33 regarding procedures after employee performance deficiencies have been identified. Provides that effective July 2011, each new district employee hired as instructional personnel must be awarded a probationary contra...
|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...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Tenure|
S. F. 146--Tenure
Requires districts to evaluate teacher performance, based in part upon standards set by State Board of Education.
--Initial contract teachers evaluated twice annually
--Continuing contract teachers evaluated annually
--Requires each District Superintendent to ...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Career Employees Resigning Without Agreement of Superintendent|
Requires superintendents to report to the state board of education on career employees who resign without the written agreement of the superintendent and have been recommended for dismissal; Provides that the employee will be viewed as having consented to: (1)...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Dismissal Section|
This section addresses employment status of career teachers (defined in this section), probationary teachers and administrators. A principal who has received a rating of "ineffective" as measured pursuant to the Oklahoma Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Evalu...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Teacher /Principal Evaluation and Tenure|
Calls for the development of a teacher evaluation system in which at least 50% of the evaluation is determined by the academic growth of the teacher's students. The evaluation system must include multiple measures of student performance in conjunction with stu...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12|
Authorizes a district board of education for a district with an average daily membership of more than 30,000 which implements an alternative governance arrangement to use the following procedures, upon approval of the district board and concurrence of the exec...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Teacher Tenure Reciprocity|
S.B. 438 - Sec. 9
Provides that any certified teacher or administrator employed by a local or regional board of education for a school district identified as a priority school district may attain tenure after 10 months of employment if such certified teacher/administrator previ...
|SC||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Notification of Teacher Contract Renewal|
Permitted local school districts to delay by one month the date by which they must to notify teachers of whether their contract was renewed for the 2010-2011 school year. http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess118_2009-2010/bills/4299.htm...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Change in Teacher Notification Requirement|
Changes, from April 15 to May 15, the annual date by which teachers must be notified in writing of their dismissal, reelection, or that their position has been abolished by the local board of education. Chapter No. 798
|MD||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Extends Probationary Period of Employment and Adds Student Growth to Evaluation Process|
H.B. 1263 - Tenure and Evaluation Sections
Extends the probationary period of employment (nontenure) for certificated employees from 2 years to 3 years, requires that nontenured certificated employees be evaluated annually, and requires that student growth data be used in teacher and principal performa...
|GA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Continuation of Certified Personnel Contracts|
Relates to annual contracts for certified K-12 personnel. Extends to May 15 (for the 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13 school years only) the deadline for districts to tender a contract for current teachers and other certified personnel for the following school ye...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Teacher Contracts|
Relates to indefinite teacher contracts; removes the age limitof 71 for teachers who hold an indefinite contract. Effective July 1, 2010.
Public Law 43
|NM||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Teacher Mentorships and Evaluation|
District must provide for the mentorship and evaluation of level one teachers. At the end of each year and at the end of the license period, the teacher shall be evaluated for competency. If the teacher fails to demonstrate satisfactory progress and competence...
|TN||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Tennessee First to the Top Act of 2010 - Teacher-Related Provisions|
S.B. 7005A - H.B. 7010A
Creates a Teacher Evaluation Advisory Committee (TEAC) composed of 15 members, including the Commissioner of Education, the Executive Director of the State Board of Education, the Chairs of the Education Committees of the Senate and House of Representatives, a...
|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.
|AZ||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Teacher Contracts|
H.B. 2011--Section 17
Section 15-536 removes deadlines for districts to offer teaching contracts or notify of a general salary reduction and eliminate a prohibition against reducing the salary of a tenured teacher except as a part of a reduction for all teachers.
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Teacher Tenure|
H.B. 1 - Section 3319.08
From the DOE summary of H.B. 1:
Makes regular classroom teachers who become licensed for the first time on or after January 1, 2011, eligible for a continuing contract (tenure) after seven years of holding an educator license.
DOE summary of H.B. 1: http://ww...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Termination of Teacher Contracts|
H.B. 1 - Section 3319.16 and 3319.161
From DOE summary of H.B. 1: Eliminates "gross inefficiency or immorality" and "willful and persistent violations of reasonable regulations of the board of education" as statutory grounds for termination of a school district teacher employment contract. Retains...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Elimination of Tenure for Non-Certified Employees in St. Louis City School District|
S.B. 291 - Tenure
Eliminates tenure protection for non-certified employees in the St. Louis City School District who are hired after August 28, 2009.
|OK||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Contract Renewal Notifications|
Modifies date by which certain notifications regarding contracts must occur (from April 10 to first Monday in June). Teachers who choose not to return are required to provide notice within 15 days of the first Monday in June.
|TN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Due Process in Large Districts|
Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 49-5-512(c), is amended by deleting subdivision (1) in its entirety and by substituting instead the following: (1) In any county with a metropolitan form of government and a population of more than five hundred thousand (500,0...
|OK||Vetoed 05/2009||P-12||School District Empowerment Program|
Relates to schools; establishes the School District Empowerment Program; states purpose; exempts certain districts from certain statutory requirements and rules; specifies certain requirement; identifies districts for participation and implementation of progra...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Dismissal Prior to Contract End|
Revises due process provisions relates to discharge for cause of a teacher, principal or assistant superintendent prior to the expiration of a contract.
|WA||Adopted 10/2008||P-12||COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS|
Amends rules concerning collective bargaining agreements. Allows collective bargaining agreements between cities, counties, school districts and other municipal corporations and their represented employees for a term of up to six years. WASHINGTON 28575...
|HI||Became law without governor's signature 07/2008||P-12||Probationary Period of Employment for Non-Tenured Educators|
Repeals statute pertaining to the probationary period of employment for non-tenured teachers, principals and vice-principals so as to come into compliance with an agreement between the department of education and the Hawaii state teachers association that redu...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Procedures for Nonrenewal of a Teacher Contract|
Changes the procedures for nonrenewal of a teacher contract; authorizes an aggrieved teacher to petition the State Board of Education for a review or to request arbitration under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement; decreases the time period within ...
|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||Alternative Procedures for Teacher Evaluation, Remediation and Removal for Cause|
pp 29-30: Authorizes the Chicago school board and the exclusive representative of the district's teachers to establish alternative procedures for teacher evaluation, remediation and removal for cause after remediation, including an alternative system for peer ...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Contract Renewal Date|
Changes the date by which a school district must give notice of contract renewal to a probationary teacher (from April 1 to March 15).
|TN||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Modifies Procedures Related to Dismissals|
H.B. 1302/S.B. 2342
Specifies procedures related to teacher dismissal hearings. Specifies that the hearing the teacher may demand will be before an "impartial hearing officer" selected by the school board rather than an "administrative judge." Also gives the teacher the right to ...
|WV||Proposed Rule COMMENT DEADLINE: 06/01/2007 08/20/2007 Rule Adoption 05/2007||Postsec.|
Title 133, Series 9
Amends rules regarding academic freedom and responsibility, appointment, promotion, tenure, non- reappointment or dismissal of faculty, and grievance procedures for matters pertaining to faculty. WEST VIRGINIA 5002...
|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...
|NY||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Teacher Tenure Determinations|
S.B. 2107 - Part A, Section 9
Directs the regents to promulgate rules establishing minimum standards and procedures for tenure determinations for teachers in all districts boards of cooperative educational services made on or after July 1, 2008. Provides such rules must require a superinte...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||School District Employee Termination Procedure|
Modifies procedures for the termination or discontinuation of a school district career employee's contract. http://le.utah.gov/~2007/bills/hbillenr/hb0360.htm...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Revoking Educator Licenses and Terminating Employment|
Concerns requirements for educators; clarifies grounds on which the department of education may deny, annul, suspend, or revoke an educator's license; clarifies language relating to an educator terminating his or her employment contract and authorizes the depa...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Teacher Tenure Probation Period|
Requires tenured teacher who resigns and subsequently returns to the school system to serve one-year probationary period before tenure can be regained unless such probationary period is waived by the local board of education upon request of the director of sch...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Teacher Employment and Age Discrimination|
Concerns education; prohibits discrimination based on age against teachers in employment decisions. Removes provision for teacher's tenure to end following teacher's 65th birthday. - Amends TCA Section 49-5-507.
|TN||Adopted 03/2006||P-12||Denial, Suspension and Revocation of Teacher Licenses|
Outlines reasons for suspension, denial and revocation of license.Provides process for restoration a of license. TENNESSEE 9886
|UT||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Amends Cause for Dismissal or Nonrenewal|
One portion of this bill addresses career employee dismissal or nonrenewal. Defines "Willful or intentional misconduct" as conduct that jeopardizes the health or safety of students or conduct that significantly impairs the employee's ability to safely or profe...
|CA||Rejected by voters 11/2005||P-12||Teacher Tenure Waiting Period|
Ballot Measure 4 (Proposition 74)
Increases length of time required before a teacher may become a permanent employee to five complete consecutive school
years. Authorizes school boards to dismiss a permanent teaching employee who receives two consecutive unsatisfactory performance evaluations....
|MI||Signed into law 09/2005||P-12||Continuing tenure of certified teachers|
Relates to the continuing tenure of office of certificated teachers in public educational institutions; provides for probationary periods; regulates discharges or demotions; provides for resignations and leaves of absence; creates a state tenure commission an...
|MO||SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 07/2005||P-12||Metropolitan school district's teacher tenure|
Currently, both metropolitan school district teachers and principals are included in the section of the Metropolitan school district's teacher tenure statute which outlines procedures regarding reductions in force. This act removes school principals from the s...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Dismissal of teachers|
Adds a definition for incompetence.
The school board may dismiss any teacher found by them to be immoral or who has not satisfactorily maintained the competency standards established by the school district, or one who does not conform to regulations prescribe...
|MI||(H) PLACED ON SECOND READING 06/2005||P-12||Discharge or demotion of a teacher on continuing tenure|
Except as otherwise provided in section 1a of this article, discharge or demotion of a teacher on continuing
tenure may be made only for reasonable and just cause and only as provided in this act. http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2005-2006/publicact/pd...
|MO||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Report cards/ teacher tenure|
Currently, school districts are required to produce an annual
accountability report card for each school building, distribute
copies to the households with students, and make copies available
to other members of the public upon request. This bil...
|MO||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12|
The current definition of "teacher" in the teacher tenure act includes certified teachers who teach at the pre-kindergarten level. This act modifies the aforementioned definition by requiring that such prekindergarten teachers, in order to fit the definition o...
|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 certified mail, with a return receipt requested. The existing code requires that such communications be sent via register...
|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.
|ND||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Teacher Employment|
Requirements for providing notice of contract renewal or nonrenewal do not apply to teachers and administrators hired after January first. http://www.state.nd.us/lr/assembly/59-2005/bill-text/FBFF0200.pdf...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Teacher Contracts|
Adds several new sections related to terminating or nonrenewing a teacher's contract -- most regarding notice. Until a teacher is in or beyond the fourth consecutive term of employment as a teacher with the school district, a school board may or may not renew ...
|SC||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||Teacher Contracts|
Relates to teacher assessments and teacher certification; changes references from student teachers to teacher candidates; removes provisional contracts from the types of contracts under which teachers may be employed; provides that continuing contract teachers...
|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 and minor (seven days or less) suspensions, use of hearing officers including arbitrators from Federal Mediation and Conc...
|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, appeals procedure to hearing officer including arbitrator from Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, different proced...
|OK||Emergency Rule Adoption 11/2003||P-12||Due Process|
Establishes emergency rules regarding due process hearings, hearing procedure, and probationary teachers. OKLAHOMA REG 12998 (SN)...
|MI||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Department Report on Teacher Tenure|
H.B. 4391 (multiple provisions)
Sec. 801. The department shall furnish a report to the legislature on teacher tenure by December 31, 2003. The report shall include at least all of the following: (a) A history of teacher tenure in this state.
(b) A statement of the purpose of teacher tenure a...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Probationary Period for Career Teachers|
Shortens the probationary period for career teachers when they change school systems or return to teaching after leaving the profession....
|NH||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Nonrenewal of Teacher Contracts|
Relates to the process for nonrenewal of teacher contracts. Adds provisions that a request for review under this section constitutes the exclusive remedy available to a teacher on the issue of the nonrenewal of such teacher and that the state board of educati...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||School District Employment Policies|
If the district has an Internet website, the district is required to place the board's employment policies on that website. At each school in the
district, the board is required to make a copy of the board's employment policies available for inspection at a r...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Rehiring Experienced Teachers|
Under current law, a person who is employed as a teacher by a school district for the first time, or who has not been employed by the district
for two consecutive school years subsequent to August 28, 1967, is required to be employed under a probationary contr...
|AL||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Teacher Tenure Act|
Relates to the Teacher Tenure Act; streamlines the contest and appeals processes for teachers; clarifies the procedures to be followed when a teacher is suspended; provides that teachers would have contract cancellation, transfer, and suspension contests heard...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Immorality Grounds for Dismissal of School Employees|
Adds a charge of immorality as a cause for dismissal of a teacher, bus driver, or permanent employee; defines immorality as conviction of a felony offense against the public morals.
|OK||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Career Teacher Component|
H.B. 1767 (Omnibus Bill)
Defines career teacher pretermination hearing as the informal proceeding before the local board of education held for the purpose of providing a meaningful opportunity to invoke the discretion of the decision maker after a recommendation for dismissal or nonre...
|GA||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Teacher Compensation and Contracts|
Provides for an annual increase in state pay for certain teachers; individuals who first became teachers on or after July 1, 2000, acquire rights to continued employment; provides procedures for hearings for such persons; provides for selection of a tribunal, ...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Teachers and Professional Employees Contracts|
Relates to annual contracts for teachers; provides that teacher and other professional employee contracts shall be complete in all terms and conditions, including the amount of compensation for the ensuing school year, when presented to the teacher or professi...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Teacher Suspension|
Previously, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) appointed an examiner on a rotating basis when it is notified of a contract dispute. If both the district and the employee involved in the dispute agree to disallow the original examiner, they can both appoint an...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Public School Teacher Contracts|
Currently, school districts seeking an alternative to discharging a teacher employed under a continuing contract, or terminating or nonrenewing a teacher employed under a term contract, have limited options. School districts may return the teacher to probation...
|LA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Special Schools Teacher Tenure|
States that existing provision barring teachers promoted to a higher position in a special school after from gaining tenure in such positions until teacher has spent three years in the new position applies only to teachers whose promotion occured before July 1...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Nonpermanent Teacher Contracts|
Allows flexibility in the time when a school corporation must hold a conference on the nonrenewal of the contract of a nonpermanent teacher so that both the open door law and the nonpermanent teacher's contract rights law are not violated. http://www.in.gov/se...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Requirement to Report School Employee Nonrenewal or Termination Due to Alleged or Actual Misconduct|
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Requires any local board, superintendent or head of any nonpublic school to report to the state educational examiners board every instance of revocation or nonrenewal of a school employee's contract due to alleged or actual misconduct, as well as the resignati...
|AZ||Signed by Governor 04/2003||P-12||Classroom Performance; Teacher Reemployment|
Provides that the governing board of a school district shall develop a definition of inadequacy of classroom performance relating to the board's intention not to reemploy teachers. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=SB1330...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Nonrenewal or Termination of Contract Hearings|
Amends language relating to hearings provided upon notice of nonrenewal or termination of contracts of employment. http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2004/119.pdf...
|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 request of the teacher. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2514.pdf...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||School Personnel|
S.B. 154 (Omnibus Bill)
Section 53A-3-411 prohibits local boards from entering into a collective bargaining agreement that prohibits or limits individual contracts of employment. (Contract terms were already limited to no more than five years.) Defines alternative certification to ...
|SC||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||District Personnel Furlough|
(Joint Resolution) Provides that the school districts of this state may furlough district personnel to the extent necessary to avoid a year end deficit and a reduction in force; provides the terms and conditions of a furlough pursuant to this provision....
|NC||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Exchange Teacher Programs|
Clarifies the status of teachers participating in foreign exchange programs for purposes of retirement and tenure; includes any nonimmigrant alien employed in elementary or secondary public schools and participating in an exchange visitor program....
|IL||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Short-Term Empoyees|
Amends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act; provides that the employee must not have a reasonable expectation (instead a reasonable assurance) that he or she will be rehired, in the provision defining "short-term employee"....
|HI||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Charter School Funding and Teacher Status|
States that teachers at charter schools are to receive probationary and tenure status and seniority provided that they fill the requirements for regular school teachers.; changes per-pupil funding allocation for charter schools. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/s...
|TN||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Reemployment of Teachers|
Specifies that the right to remain on the preferred list for employment would be in effect until: (1) The teacher refuses a bona fide offer of reemployment for a comparable position within the LEA; or (2) The director, after the teacher has been on the preferr...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Appeals Processes|
Session Law Number 260., Clarifies the right to appeal to a local board of education and to require notice of the dismissal, demotion or suspension without pay of noncertified employees....
|OR||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Due Process|
Eliminates hearings officer level from procedure for appeals by teachers and administrators to Fair Dismissal Appeals Board; directs Fair Dismissal Appeals Board panel to hold hearing on appeal....
|TN||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Drug Offenses -- Teachers|
Requires immediate suspension and dismissal of teachers convicted of certain drug offenses. Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 5, Part 5....
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Teacher Termination/Suspension Policy|
Prohibits school districts from terminating, suspending, or not renewing the contracts of nonprobationary status teachers without just cause....
|MS||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Mechanism & Standards for Nonrenewal of Licensed School Employees|
Education Employment Procedures Law of 2001. It is the intent of the legislature to provide for accountability in the teaching profession and to provide for the nonrenewal of licensed education employees in a timely, cost-efficient and fair manner, to provide ...
|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....
|OR||Unofficially rejected by voters 11/2000||P-12||Performance Pay, Seniority|
V. 19; (NEW BILL)
(Initiative No. 29 Measure 95) Amends the Oregon Constitution regarding performance pay for teachers; provides that student learning determines teacher pay; establishes that the teachers' qualifications, not seniority, determine retention....
|CA||Signed into law 07/2000||Postsec.|
|Communtiy College Tenure Issues|
Chapter No. 124; Under existing law, if a case concerning the granting of tenure of community college faculty proceeds to arbitration with representation by the exclusive representative, the resulting decision is not to be considered a precedent for purposes o...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Teacher and Principal Performance|
Provides for the Teacher Accountability Act; provides for performance-based contracts for principals; provides for alternative principal certification procedures; provides hearing procedures to challenge employment action taken against a principal; establishes...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Notice of Non-renewal|
Revises the time limits for a school board of trustees to give notice to the certificated employees on renewable contract status from May 25 to May 15; revises the response to the board by the employee on acceptance of a renewable contract for the next ensuing...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Annual Contracts|
Requires school districts to develop support programs for use by teachers on annual contract with the district; requires district support programs to be approved by the State Department of Education; provides three categories of annual contracts; provides dist...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Grievance Procedures|
Amends the teacher grievance procedure to require that members of the three-person fact-finding panel have no prior involvement with the matter grieved; requires panel members to refrain from obtaining any information or evidence about the grievance other than...
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Omnibus Bill --Tenure Component|
Enacts the A Plus Education Reform Act of 2000. A portion of this act abolishes tenure: All contracts must be in writing. Any teacher or other certificated professional employee may be notified that his/her contract will not be renewed. The notice must be g...
|TN||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Apprentice Teachers|
Specifies the teacher employed as probationary teacher for 1 year and as an apprentice teacher for 2 years will be considered as having met the 3 apprentice years requirement....