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2006 Senate Bill 1327: Revise teacher endorsement procedures

Public Act 619 of 2006

Introduced by Sen. Wayne Kuipers (R) on June 22, 2006
To establish procedures for when a teacher requests that certain endorsements on his or her teaching certificate be nullified. Note: Some teachers do this so as to use their seniority to "bump" less senior personnel from what they perceive to be more desirable teaching positions than the one for which they may have a particular endorsement. School districts believe that dropping an endorsement is an implicit contract violation. Under the bill, a certification or endorsement could only be dropped if it had not been used for 10 years or more.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on June 22, 2006
Reported in the Senate on December 7, 2006
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on December 7, 2006
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that only allows an endorsement to be dropped if it had not been used for 12 years.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 7, 2006
To establish procedures for when a teacher requests that certain endorsements on his or her teaching certificate be nullified. Note: Some teachers do this so as to use their seniority to "bump" less senior personnel from what they perceive to be more desirable teaching positions than the one for which they may have a particular endorsement. School districts believe that dropping an endorsement is an implicit contract violation. Under the bill, a certification or endorsement could only be dropped if it had not been used for 12 years or more.
Received in the House on December 7, 2006
Referred to the House Education Committee on December 7, 2006
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on January 3, 2007

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