1-1 By: Bivins S.B. No. 388
1-2 (In the Senate - Filed January 25, 2001; January 29, 2001,
1-3 read first time and referred to Committee on Education;
1-4 February 19, 2001, reported adversely, with favorable Committee
1-5 Substitute by the following vote: Yeas 8, Nays 0;
1-6 February 19, 2001, sent to printer.)
1-7 COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR S.B. No. 388 By: Bivins
1-8 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-9 AN ACT
1-10 relating to employment contract requirements for certain public
1-11 school principals.
1-12 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-13 SECTION 1. Subsection (a), Section 21.102, Education Code,
1-14 is amended to read as follows:
1-15 (a) Except as provided by Section 21.202(b), a [
1-16 who is employed as a teacher by a school district for the first
1-17 time, or who has not been employed by the district for two
1-18 consecutive school years subsequent to August 28, 1967, shall be
1-19 employed under a probationary contract.
1-20 SECTION 2. Section 21.202, Education Code, is amended to
1-21 read as follows:
1-22 Sec. 21.202. PROBATIONARY CONTRACT REQUIRED. (a) Except as
1-23 provided by Subsection (b), before [ Before] a teacher may be
1-24 employed under a term contract, the teacher must be employed under
1-25 a probationary contract for the period provided by Subchapter C.
1-26 (b) A school district may employ a person as a principal
1-27 under a term contract if the person has at least three years of
1-28 experience as a principal within the last 10 years, regardless of
1-29 whether the person is being employed by the school district for the
1-30 first time or whether a probationary contract would otherwise be
1-31 required under Section 21.102.
1-32 SECTION 3. This Act applies beginning with the 2001-2002
1-33 school year.
1-34 SECTION 4. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
1-35 a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
1-36 provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this
1-37 Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
1-38 Act takes effect September 1, 2001.
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