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SB 2149 - Superintendent Removal Procedures - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Superintendent Removal Procedures

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (100-18) - (Key vote)

Title: Superintendent Removal Procedures

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report for a bill that creates guidelines for the removal and replacement of superintendents of education in underperforming school districts.

Highlights:
-Allows for the removal of an elected county superintendent by the State Board of Education if the school district is deemed to be underperforming for two consecutive school years or has 50 percent of schools in the district designated as underperforming (Sec. 1). -Prevents a superintendent who has been removed from office from seeking reelection until one full term has passed (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (38-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Superintendent Removal Procedures

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report for a bill that creates guidelines for the removal and replacement of superintendents of education in underperforming school districts.

Highlights:
-Allows for the removal of an elected county superintendent by the State Board of Education if the school district is deemed to be underperforming for two consecutive school years or has 50 percent of schools in the district designated as underperforming (Sec. 1). -Prevents a superintendent who has been removed from office from seeking reelection until one full term has passed (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Failed (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (106-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Election of School Board Members

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that creates guidelines for the removal and replacement of superintendents in underperforming school districts.

Highlights:
- Allows the Governor, at the request of the school board, to change the position of county superintendent from an elective office to an appointive office if the district is designated as underperforming for two consecutive school years or has at least 50 percent of its schools designated as underperforming for two consecutive school years (Sec. 1). - Allows a school board to remove a superintendent from office if, under that superintendent, the district is designated as underpeforming for two consecutive school years or has at least 50 percent of its schools designated as underperforming for two consecutive school years (Sec. 1). - Prevents a school board from removing a superintendent under the provisions of this act if the superintendent's employment contract exceeds the two consecutive school years during which the district was designated as underperforming, unless the school board pays the superintendent all compensation and benefits for the unexpired term (Sec. 1). - Prevents a superintendent who has been removed from office from seeking reelection until one full term has passed (Amnd. No. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (35-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Election of School Board Members

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill reforming the superintendent appointment process and school board election systems across the state and regulating the consolidation of school districts within counties.

Highlights:
- Allows for the removal of an elected county superintendent by the State Board of Education if the school district is deemed to be underperforming for two consecutive years. The county board of education will appoint a replacement for a term of not more than four years [Sec.1 (1)]. - Establishes election procedures for school board members and trustees starting on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June 2009 and every four years thereafter [Sec. 2 (1)]. - Requires that all vacancies on the board of trustees must be filled through appointment within 60 days after the position becomes vacant [Sec. 2(2)] - Requires a county with six or more school districts consolidate the districts into not more than three districts with three school boards [Sec. 9 (1)(a)]
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Superintendent Removal Procedures

Sponsors

  • William Gardner 'Billy' Hewes III (MS - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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