"An Act relating to notification to teachers of layoff or nonretention. "
"This change will provide more stability for school districts and teachers alike."
- Sen. Stevens
Current Alaska law requires school districts to notify tenured teachers of non-retention for the following school year by March 16 and non-tenured teachers on or before the last day of the school term.
SB 156 would amend AS 14.20.140 to align non-retention notification for tenured teachers with non-tenured teachers.
The majority of school districts do not know the total funds available to retain teachers on March 16. By providing a deadline of the end of the school term, districts will know the funds available and avoid the instability created by current statute.
This change will provide more stability for school districts and teachers alike.