New Attempt To Overhaul Teacher Dismissal Process



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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The fight to streamline the process school districts follow to fire teachers stretches back several years. But Democratic Senator Lou Correa is hoping his new proposed legislation will finally resolve the dispute that has pitted California teachers against school administrators.

Correa’s bill is similar to one Governor Jerry Brown vetoed last year, but makes several changes. For example, under the new bill, teachers would have to pay their own attorney’s fees, regardless of whether they are dismissed.

Correa said he’s not discouraged so many other efforts have failed.

“As a legislator this is a matter within the purview of the California Senate," Correa said. "And we are going to bring this bill forward, address it and bring it through the legislative committee so that all folks can look at it and make a decision.”

The bill is backed by the California School Boards Association. The California Teachers Association said it is still reviewing the bill and does not yet taken a position.

 

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