Va Legislative Update

The VA Senate has sent HB576 back to committee, which means it won’t be voted on this year.  The changes in the bill (see here)  included updating the tenure system for teachers by changing the term of their contracts from 5 to 3 years, requiring a formal (written) performance evaluation once every three years and an informal performance evaluation every year, and would have defined an unsatisfactory performance evaluation as just cause for dismissal.  The VEA strongly opposed the bill.  Because of the legislative schedule the General Assembly keeps, sending the bill back to committee now means it’s effectively dead for the year.

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