2011 House Bill 4625

House Roll Call 169: Passed

To revise the standards for granting a public school teacher “tenure,” and streamline the procedures for taking it away. Among other things the bill would extend from four years to five years the "probationary" period before a new teacher is granted this privilege; allow the dismissal of a probationary teacher at any time and require dismissal if rated “ineffective” two years in a row; limit the number of “second chances” (and third ones) for tenured teachers placed back on probation; and more. For more details see House Fiscal Agency <A href="http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2011-2012/billanalysis/House/htm/2011-HLA-4625-3.htm">analysis</A>. This is part of a package comprised of House Bills 4625 to 4628.

70 Yeas / 37 Nays
Republican (62 Yeas / 0 Nays)
Democrat (8 Yeas / 37 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (3)