California - AB388

Certificated school employees: probationary employees.

Introduced

February 2, 2021

Description

<h2 style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 12pt; font-weight: bold; margin-top: 14pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">This bill requires a member of the following groups to attain permanent employee status after completing a probationary period: adult education teachers; school district ROC/P instructors; certificated employees at a school districts with ADA of 250 or less; and certificated employees in teaching positions at COEs with ADA of 250 or less.</span></span></span></h2>

<p style="margin-top: 0pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin-bottom: 0pt; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></span></p>

<p style="margin-top: 0pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin-bottom: 0pt; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">This bill also requires a probationary employee or an adult education employee employed in an assignment that is less than full time and who, in any one school year, has served for at least 75% of the number of days required of the assignment in which the employee is employed, be deemed to have served a complete school year.</span></span></p>

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<p style="margin-top: 0pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin-bottom: 0pt; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">This bill deletes certain employment provisions&nbsp;that apply only to an employee in their probationary year prior to the 1983-84 fiscal year, including the requirement that a school district dismiss a probationary employee during the school year for cause only and the authorization for a school district to suspend a probationary employee for a specified period without pay as an alternative to dismissal.</span></span></p>

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<p style="margin-top: 0pt; line-height: normal; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin-bottom: 0pt; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">The bill also deletes certain provisions of the dismissal process for a&nbsp;probationary employee of a school district with an ADA of fewer than 250 students, including the requirement that a dismissal hearing be conducted by an administrative law judge and the requirement that an administrative law judge make a recommendation to the school board and the final dismissal decision be made by the school board.</span></span></p>

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