SB6 has passed the Senate; its companion bill, HB7189, will be on the House floor on Wednesday, April 7.
If this legislation becomes law, the following are just some of the outcomes we can expect:
An underfunded mandate will be placed on school districts when they are required to develop hundreds of additional end of course exams.
There will no longer be financial incentives or lifetime certification for teachers who are Nationally Board Certified.
New teachers will be issued probationary contracts for up to five years and annual contracts thereafter.
More than 50% of a teacher's evaluation will be based on the test scores of their students on statewide assessment tests, AP, IB, AICE exams, or district developed tests for subjects not otherwise tested.
School districts will be penalized financially if they consider length of service or degrees held when determining teacher compensation.
ACTION: This is our last chance to kill this bill. Call your representatives today. Urge them to vote "NO" on HB7189.