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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.

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01/29/2020 House: Committee substitute printed 20105738D-H1 Open
01/06/2020 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101537D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20105738D
    HOUSE BILL NO. 570
    AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
    (Proposed by the House Committee on Education
    on January 29, 2020)
    (Patron Prior to Substitute--Delegate Guzman)
    A BILL to amend and reenact � 22.1-307 of the Code of Virginia, relating to dismissal of teachers; grounds; incompetency.

    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.

    Picture Name From Date Type
    Elizabeth R. Guzman D-Richmond Sponsor
    Ibraheem S. Samirah D-Richmond Cosponsor
    Kaye Kory D-Richmond Cosponsor
    Chris L. Hurst D-Richmond Cosponsor
    Patrick A. Hope D-Richmond Cosponsor
    Date Branch Action
    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
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    Start Description.
    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.
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    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

    Teachers
    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


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