By Rabuck H.B. No. 138
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-1 AN ACT
1-2 relating to employment contracts of school district personnel.
1-3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-4 SECTION 1. Section 22.08(e), Education Code, is amended to
1-5 read as follows:
1-6 (e) The trustees of a common or common consolidated school
1-7 district shall have the power to employ teachers and other school
1-8 officials and to contract with them for a term not to exceed three
1-9 years <
as provided in Section 22.09 of this code>, but in making
1-10 contracts with teachers or other employees or in contracting for
1-11 services or supplies, the trustees shall not create a deficiency
1-12 debt against the district.
1-13 SECTION 2. Section 23.28, Education Code, is amended to read
1-14 as follows:
1-15 Sec. 23.28. CONTRACTS WITH OFFICERS AND TEACHERS. (a) The
1-16 board of trustees of any independent school district may employ by
1-17 contract a superintendent, a principal or principals, teachers, or
1-18 other executive officers for a term not to exceed three years < the
1-19 maximum specified in this section>.
1-20 (b) < In those independent school districts with a scholastic
1-21 population of fewer than 5,000, the term of such contracts shall
1-22 not exceed three years.>
1-23 < (c) In those independent school districts with a scholastic
1-24 population of 5,000 or more, in the last preceding scholastic year,
2-1 the term of such contracts shall not exceed five years.>
2-2 < (d)> All 12 month contracts made with employees
2-3 above-mentioned shall begin on July 1 of the year beginning the
2-4 contract and end on June 30 of the year terminating the contract.
2-5 (c) < (e)> This section does not apply to teacher's contracts
2-6 in those independent school districts which have adopted the
2-7 provisions of the probationary or continuing contract law as set
2-8 out in Subchapter C, Chapter 13 of this code.
2-9 SECTION 3. This Act applies only to a contract entered into
2-10 on or after the effective date of this Act.
2-11 SECTION 4. The importance of this legislation and the
2-12 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
2-13 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
2-14 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
2-15 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.