|Introduced in House||Passed House||Introduced in Senate||Passed Senate||Became Law|
Teachers, public school; unsatisfactory performance evaluations, grounds for dismissal.
Removes receipt of one or more unsatisfactory performance evaluations from the list of factors that "incompetency" may be construed to include for the purpose of establishing grounds for the dismissal of public school teachers.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That � 22.1-307 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:
� 22.1-307. Dismissal of teacher; grounds.
A. Teachers may be dismissed for incompetency,
immorality, noncompliance with school laws and regulations, disability as shown
by competent medical evidence when in compliance with federal law, conviction
of a felony or a crime of moral turpitude, or other good and just cause. A teacher
shall be dismissed if such teacher is or becomes the subject of a founded
complaint of child abuse and neglect, pursuant to � 63.2-1505, and after all
rights to any administrative appeal provided by � 63.2-1526 have been
exhausted. The fact of such finding, after all rights to any administrative
appeal provided by � 63.2-1526 have been exhausted, shall be grounds for the
local school division to recommend that the Board of Education revoke such
persons license to teach. No teacher shall be dismissed or placed on probation
solely on the basis of the teachers refusal to submit to a polygraph
examination requested by the school board. B. For the purposes of this article,
"incompetency" may be construed to include, but shall not be limited
to, consistent failure to meet the endorsement requirements for the position or
one or more unsatisfactory performance evaluations.
|01/29/2020||House||House: Committee substitute printed 20105738D-H1|
|01/29/2020||House||House: Reported from Education with substitute (13-Y 9-N)|
|01/27/2020||House||House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (4-Y 2-N)|
|01/13/2020||House||House: Assigned Education sub: Pre-K-12|
|01/06/2020||House||House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101537D|
|01/06/2020||House||House: Referred to Committee on Education|