2011 House Bill 4626

Senate Roll Call 440: Passed

To revise a provision that prohibits firing or demoting a public school teacher except for "reasonable and just cause,” changing this to “for a reason that is not arbitrary and capricious.” Also, to only pay a suspended teacher for 60 days, unless the suspension is reversed in an appeal hearing. Finally, to revise the definition of a “demotion” of a teacher (which triggers a host of procedural mandates), from a loss of pay equal to three days of employment to a loss equal to 40 days over a year, or 20 consecutive days.

25 Yeas / 13 Nays
Republican (25 Yeas / 1 Nay)
Democrat (0 Yeas / 12 Nays)