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2010 Senate Bill 1509: Suspend teacher evaluation if union contract does not allow it

Public Act 336 of 2010

Introduced by Sen. Wayne Kuipers (R) on September 23, 2010
To suspend the “rigorous, transparent, and fair” teacher performance evaluation system required under Senate Bill 981, now Public Act 205 of 2009, if the current union labor contract with a school district prohibits such evaluations. The evaluations would only go into effect after the contract expires. This evaluation system was one of the provisions adopted when the state was trying to make itself eligible for federal “race to the top” grants (which were not granted).   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on September 23, 2010
Reported in the Senate on September 28, 2010
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered by Sen. Wayne Kuipers (R) on November 4, 2010
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 4, 2010
Received in the House on November 9, 2010
Referred to the House Education Committee on November 9, 2010
Amendment offered by Rep. Tim Melton (D) on December 15, 2010
To require school districts to file reports on the performance of principals.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 15, 2010
Received in the Senate on December 15, 2010
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on December 21, 2010