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HB 1526 - Amends Teacher Dismissal Policies - Key Vote

Missouri Key Votes

Chris Kelly voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (83-76) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Teacher Dismissal Policies

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires performance to be the primary factor when dismissing teachers.

Highlights:
  • Requires local school boards of education to consider teacher performance as at least 70 percent of the final decision of a teacher dismissal decision (Sec. A).
  • Prohibits a local school board of education from considering seniority, years of service, or salary as factors for dismissing teachers (Sec. A).
  • Requires a local school board of education to weigh instances of teacher misconduct, criminal conduct, or excessive unexcused absences when dismissing teachers (Sec. A).
  • Requires a local school board of education to weigh “significant, relevant contributions” or “relevant special training, certifications or licenses” in favor of teachers (Sec. A).
  • Requires teacher contracts, principal contracts, and collective bargaining agreements to allow the result of an evaluation to be considered as a factor for dismissal (Sec. A).
  • Repeals the requirement that new appointments must first be granted to teachers who are on a leave of absence, “adequately qualified,” and of 70 years of age or less (Sec. A).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Amends Teacher Dismissal Policies

Sponsors

  • Scott D. Dieckhaus (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
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