Senate Bill 0294
DIGEST OF SB294 (Updated February 22, 2011 12:51 pm - DI 84)
Probationary teacher contracts. Requires the state superintendent of public instruction to develop a form for a probationary teacher's contract. Provides that a school corporation shall hire a teacher who has not previously taught for the school corporation while holding at least an initial practitioner's license on a probationary contract. Specifies the term of a probationary contract is 60 days and requires an evaluation of the probationary teacher by the principal after 30 days, followed by a meeting between the teacher and the principal, with a written report of the evaluation and meeting provided to the superintendent and the probationary teacher. Requires the superintendent to give notice, after the evaluation, to the probationary teacher of the possible termination of the probationary teacher's contract, if necessary. Provides that after 60 days, the school corporation may terminate the probationary teacher's employment or enter into a regular teacher's contract with the probationary teacher. Provides that a probationary teacher whose contract is terminated is not entitled to the due process of a permanent or semipermanent teacher.
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