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HF 1870 - Authorizes School Districts to Dismiss Teachers Based on Performance - Key Vote

Minnesota Key Votes

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes School Districts to Dismiss Teachers Based on Performance

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (35-28) -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (70-61) -
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Failed (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (36-26) - (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.

Highlights:
  • 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).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (68-61) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes School Districts to Dismiss Teachers Based on Performance

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes teacher performance evaluations to be considered in teacher dismissals.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes a school board to base unrequested leave of absence or dismissal decisions on a teacher's evaluation outcome, beginning no later than the 2016-2017 school year (Secs. 3 & 5).
  • Requires dismissals and demotions in a particular licensure field to be implemented based on the following (Secs. 3, 5 & 6):
    • The most recent evaluation outcome for teachers beginning with the “least effective” to “most effective” category; and
    • The least to greatest seniority within each “effective” category.
  • Specifies that unrequested leave of absence for teachers categorized as “ineffective” or less lasts for 1 year before the teacher’s right to reinstatement expires (Sec. 3).
  • Prohibits the use of salary as a factor in dismissal or demotion decisions (Sec. 5).
  • Requires a school board to publish implemented dismissal and demotion plans (Sec. 5).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes School Districts to Dismiss Teachers Based on Performance

Sponsors

  • Branden Petersen (MN - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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