CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada senator is trying to convince his colleagues that school districts should be required to consider teacher performance when deciding who to fire when layoffs are necessary.
Republican Sen. Greg Brower of Reno presented SB193 to the Senate committee on education Monday night.
The measure would require school boards or districts to include teacher evaluations in the criteria they consider when deciding which teachers should be fired when there are layoffs. Current law allows evaluations to be a factor in the decision making process, but it is not required.
Opponents say the process for determining the best course of action during layoffs should be decided on the local level rather than state statute.
No action was taken on the bill Monday.
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