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Key Votes

SB 184 - Guidelines for Teacher Dismissal - Key Vote

Georgia Key Votes

Bill Cowsert voted Yea (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Guidelines for Teacher Dismissal

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (38-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Guidelines for Teacher Dismissal

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that prohibits local boards of education from considering length of service as the main factor in dismissing a teacher.

  • Requires local boards of education to consider a teacher’s performance when considering a dismissal which may include student academic performance (Sec. 2).
  • Authorizes the State Board of Education to fully or partially withhold state funding if local boards of education do not comply with the provisions of this bill (Sec. 2).
  • Establishes a “Professional Learning Rules Task Force” to review the current State Board of Education’s policies and procedures and present recommendations no later than July 1, 2013 (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (141-29) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (36-14) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Guidelines for Teacher Dismissal


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