SB 1451

Status: Sent to governor
Author: Sen. Larry Taylor
Sponsor: Rep. Trent Ashby
Summary: TCTA-initiated legislation that requires the commissioner to ensure that teachers cannot be assigned an area of deficiency on their appraisal solely on the basis of disciplinary referrals or documentation regarding student conduct. It does not prohibit a teacher from being assigned an area of deficiency based on documented evidence of a deficiency in classroom management obtained through observation or a substantiated report.

Specifies that a teacher can document any conduct by a student that does not conform to the student code of conduct and submit it to the principal. A district cannot discipline a teacher on the basis of such documentation. A student sent to the campus behavior coordinator's or other administrator's office under a teacher removal from the classroom is not considered to have been removed for the purposes of reporting data through PEIMS or other similar reports required by state or federal law.  ​

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