Tenure

FAQs about New Tenure Law

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What you need to know about the 2012 Tenure Reform Law

1. Tenure can be earned in four years. After a first year, which includes required mentoring, a teacher must be rated effective in two of the following three years to be considered for tenure.

2. Tenure charges must be brought against a teacher rated ineffective following a partially effective or lower rating the previous year. Tenure charges may be brought against a teacher rated partially effective following a partially effective or lower rating the previous year, but the district has the discretion to offer that teacher a third year to reach a effective rating before a tenure charge. Due process rights are maintained.

3. Tenure cases go to an arbitrator, whose decision is final and binding. A faster, less expensive process

4. Certified in-district supervisors conduct evaluations.

5. There are No changes to seniority.

6. Stipulates that test scores shall not be the “predominant” factor in a teacher’s evaluation.

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