By Bivins S.B. No. 388
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-1 AN ACT
1-2 relating to employment contract requirements for certain public
1-3 school principals.
1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-5 SECTION 1. Section 21.102(a), Education Code, is amended to
1-6 read as follows:
1-7 (a) Except as provided by Section 21.202(b), a [
1-8 who is employed as a teacher by a school district for the first
1-9 time, or who has not been employed by the district for two
1-10 consecutive school years subsequent to August 28, 1967, shall be
1-11 employed under a probationary contract.
1-12 SECTION 2. Section 21.202, Education Code, is amended to read
1-13 as follows:
1-14 Sec. 21.202. PROBATIONARY CONTRACT REQUIRED. (a) Except as
1-15 provided by Subsection (b), before [ Before] a teacher may be
1-16 employed under a term contract, the teacher must be employed under
1-17 a probationary contract for the period provided by Subchapter C.
1-18 (b) A school district may employ a person as a principal
1-19 under a term contract if the person has at least five years of
1-20 experience as a principal, regardless of whether the person is
1-21 being employed by the school district for the first time or whether
1-22 the person has been employed by the district for two consecutive
1-23 school years subsequent to August 28, 1967.
1-24 SECTION 3. This Act applies beginning with the 2001-2002
2-1 school year.
2-2 SECTION 4. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
2-3 a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
2-4 provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this
2-5 Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
2-6 Act takes effect September 1, 2001.