Public schools; teacher grievance procedures. (SB980)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools; teacher grievance procedures. Gives a teacher who has been recommended for dismissal by the superintendent the option of requesting a hearing before a three person fact-finding panel consisting of one person chosen by the teacher, one person chosen by the superintendent, and one impartial third member, thus restoring this option for a fact-finding panel that was eliminated by act of assembly in 2013. The fact-finding panel conducts a hearing and presents findings of fact and recommendations to the full school board for a decision regarding the teacher's dismissal. The bill also requires the full school board to conduct a further hearing when its decision is at variance with the recommendation of the fact-finding panel. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100797D
01/11/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/20/2015Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/29/2015Stricken at request of patron in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)