An Act To Help New Teachers Succeed
Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA §1055, sub-§10, as amended by PL 2011, c. 635, Pt. A, §1, is further amended to read:
Sec. 2. 20-A MRSA §13201, as amended by PL 2017, c. 235, §36 and affected by §41, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:
§ 13201. Nomination and election of teachers; teacher contracts
Sec. 3. 20-A MRSA §13704, sub-§5, ¶D, as enacted by PL 2011, c. 635, Pt. A, §3, is amended to read:
Sec. 4. 20-A MRSA §13704, sub-§6, as corrected by RR 2011, c. 2, §18, is amended to read:
Sec. 5. 20-A MRSA §13704, sub-§7 is enacted to read:
This bill requires a probationary teacher to be evaluated during each year of employment as a probationary teacher and provides that if a 3rd-year probationary teacher does not receive a summative effectiveness rating indicating ineffectiveness during the first or 2nd year of the probationary teacher's contract, the probationary teacher's contract must be extended automatically. This bill also requires special procedures for probationary teachers in a school administrative unit's performance evaluation and professional growth system.