Concurrence Vote Failed
March 5, 2012
Feb. 27, 2012(Key vote)
Title: Authorizes School Districts to Dismiss Teachers Based on Performance
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that establishes teacher performance evaluations, rather than seniority alone, to be used in consideration for dismissal of teachers.
Authorizes a negotiated plan to base unrequested leave of absence, discharge, and demotion decisions on a teacher’s subject matter licensure fields and evaluation outcomes (Secs. 2 & 4).
Requires school boards to make discharge, demotion, and unrequested leave of absence decisions based on a teacher’s subject matter licensure fields and most recent evaluation outcome, beginning no later than the 2016-2017 school year (Secs. 3 & 4).
Requires school boards to publish any unrequested leave of absence, discharge, or demotion plan due to discontinuance of position or lack of pupils (Secs. 3 & 4).