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2012 House Bill 5776: Require parents permission to place student with "ineffective" teacher
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.   Official 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
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
Passed 60 to 49 in the House on December 6, 2012 (same description)
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.
Received in the Senate on December 12, 2012
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on December 12, 2012

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