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2012 House Bill 5776: Require parents permission to place student with "ineffective" teacher
  1. Introduced by Rep. Maureen Stapleton (D) on July 18, 2012, to require a public school district to get the written consent of a parent or guardian before placing a child in a classroom with a teacher who is rated “ineffective” on his or her most recent year-end evaluation, as defined by a system the state is developing following enactment of a 2011 teacher tenure reform law.
    • Referred to the House Education Committee on July 18, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on November 29, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on December 5, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 5, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Douglas Geiss (D) on December 5, 2012, to not require a parent's written consent, but instead just give the parent "an opportunity to request reassignment" of the child to a different teacher. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 5, 2012.
  2. Passed 60 to 49 in the House on December 6, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on December 12, 2012.
    • Referred to the Senate Education Committee on December 12, 2012.

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