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SB 196 - Guidelines for Teacher Dismissal - Key Vote

New Hampshire Key Votes

Stella Tremblay voted Yea (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

Read statements Stella Tremblay made in this general time period.




Stage Details

Legislation - Became Law Without Governor's Signature (Executive) -

Title: Guidelines for Teacher Dismissal

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (18-6) -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) -
Legislation - Nonconcurrence Vote Passed (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (253-105) - (Key vote)

Title: Guidelines for Teacher Dismissal

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that specifies procedures for the nonrenomination or nonreelection of teachers, effective July 1, 2011.

  • Increases the number of consecutive years of teaching required before a teacher may request a school board hearing regarding his or her dismissal from 3 years to 5 years, effective July 1, 2011 (Sec. 1).
  • Defines "Teacher" as any professional employee of any school district whose position requires certification as a professional engaged in teaching, including principals, assistant principals, librarians, and guidance counselors (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes local school districts to make nonrenomination and nonreelection decisions based on factors other than seniority when reducing the teaching force (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes the school board to determine the grounds for nonrenomination and nonreelection at their discretion (Sec. 1).
  • Repeals provisions that required the superintendent of the local school district, in the case of nonrenomination, to give a teacher prior notification of unsatisfactory performance, and to demonstrate that the teacher had a "reasonable" opportunity to correct such performance (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes teachers to petition the state board of education if he or she is aggrieved by his or her dismissal, and specifies that this is the only remedy available to a teacher who has been dismissed (Sec. 2).
  • Prohibits grievances from being subject to binding arbitration or any other binding resolution (Sec. 3).
  • This act is effective July 1, 2011 (Sec. 4).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (18-6) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Guidelines for Teacher Dismissal


  • Peter E. Bragdon (NH - R) (Out Of Office)


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