SB 1407 by *Gresham

Teachers, Principals and School Personnel - As introduced, mandates that employees without a teaching license be hired on an at-will basis rather than on a yearly contract and specifies that the director may only dismiss nontenured, licensed employees for certain conduct. - Amends TCA Section 49-2-301.
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  • Actions For SB1407Date
    Withdrawn. 02/23/2011
    Intro., P1C.02/23/2011
    Filed for intro.02/17/2011
    Actions For HB1878Date
    Assigned to s/c General Sub of Education03/01/2011
    P2C, ref. to Education Committee02/24/2011
    P1C.02/23/2011
    Intro.02/17/2011
    Filed for intro.02/17/2011
  • No amendments for SB1407.
    No amendments for HB1878.

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    Bill Summary

    This bill specifies that non-licensed employees are employees at-will.

    Under present law, all persons who are employed in a position for which no teaching license is required are hired on a year-to-year contract. The director must provide a person who is employed in such a position 15 days' notice of nonrenewal of the contract before the end of the contract period.

    This bill rewrites the above provision to instead provide that persons who are employed in a position for which no teaching license is required are to be hired on an at-will basis.

    Under present law, the director may dismiss any employee under the director's jurisdiction for incompetence, inefficiency, insubordination, improper conduct or neglect of duty, after giving the employee, in writing, due notice of the charge or charges and providing a hearing. No nontenured, licensed employee under the director's jurisdiction may be dismissed without first having been given, in writing:

    (1) Notice of the charge or charges;
    (2) An opportunity for a full and complete hearing before an impartial hearing officer selected by the board;
    (3) An opportunity to be represented by counsel;
    (4) An opportunity to call and subpoena witnesses;
    (5) An opportunity to examine all witnesses; and
    (6) The right to require that all testimony be given under oath.

    This bill clarifies that the provision whereby the director must give notice and a hearing prior to dismissing any employee for incompetence, inefficiency, insubordination, improper conduct or neglect of duty only applies to any nontenured, licensed employee.

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    Votes for Bill HB1878 by the House are not available.

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    Votes for Bill SB1407 by the Senate are not available.