HB1277 (2018) Detail

Relative to the renomination of teachers.


HB 1277 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2048

06/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1277

 

AN ACT relative to the renomination of teachers.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Richardson, Coos 4

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill reduces from 5 to 3 consecutive years of teaching required for a teacher to be entitled to notification and a hearing where the teacher is not reappointed.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2048

06/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to the renomination of teachers.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  School Boards; Failure to be Renominated or Reelected.  Amend RSA 189:14-a, I(c) to read as follows:

(c)  Any such teacher who has taught for [5] 3 consecutive years or more in the teacher's current school district, [or who taught for 3 consecutive years or more in the teacher's current school district before July 1, 2011,] and who has been so notified may request in writing within 10 days of receipt of said notice a hearing before the school board and may in said request ask for reasons for failure to be renominated or reelected.  For purposes of this section only, a leave of absence shall not interrupt the consecutive nature of a teacher's service, but neither shall such a leave be included in the computation of a teacher's service.  Computation of a teacher's service for any other purposes shall not be affected by this section.  The notice shall advise the teacher of all of the teacher's rights under this section.  The school board, upon receipt of said request, shall provide for a hearing on the request to be held within 15 days.  The school board shall issue its decision in writing within 15 days of the close of the hearing.

2  School Boards; Failure to be Renominated or Reelected.  Amend RSA 189:14-a, II to read as follows:

II.  Any teacher who has a professional standards certificate from the state board of education shall be entitled to all of the rights for notification and hearing in paragraphs I(b), III, and IV of this section if[:

(a)]  the teacher has taught for [5] 3 consecutive years or more in any school district in the state and has taught for [3] 2 consecutive years or more in the teacher's current school district[; or

(b)  Before July 1, 2011, the teacher taught for 3 consecutive years or more in any school district in the state and taught for 2 consecutive years or more in the teacher's current school district].

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

HB1277 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 30, 2018 House Hearing
Jan. 30, 2018 House Hearing
Feb. 14, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 6, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1277 Revision: 1774 Date: Nov. 7, 2017, 9:52 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Education HJ 1 P. 5
Jan. 30, 2018 ==CANCELLED== Public Hearing: 01/30/2018 02:45 PM LOB 207
Jan. 30, 2018 ==RESCHEDULED== Public Hearing: 01/30/2018 11:30 AM LOB 207
Feb. 14, 2018 Executive Session: 02/14/2018 10:00 AM LOB 207
Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 11-9; RC)
March 6, 2018 Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 11-9; RC) HC 9 P. 50
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass
March 6, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA RC 170-151 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 125