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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.   Full Text and Analysis.
    • 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.
      1. 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.
      1. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House 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.
    1. Passed 60 to 49 in the House on December 6, 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.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
  2. Received in the Senate on December 12, 2012.
    • Referred to the Senate Education Committee on December 12, 2012.

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