2005 Regular Session
By: Representative Lott
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 37-9-105, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REQUIRE SUPERINTENDENTS TO GIVE TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL EDUCATORS NOTICE OF NONREEMPLOYMENT ON OR BEFORE SINE DIE, WHICH IS THE LAST DAY OF THE REGULAR LEGISLATIVE SESSION, FOR THE CURRENT YEAR; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 37-9-105, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
37-9-105. In the event that a recommendation is made by the school district not to offer an employee a renewal contract for a successive year, written notice of the proposed nonreemployment stating the reasons for the proposed nonreemployment shall be given no later than the following:
(a) If the employee is a principal, the superintendent, without further board action, shall give notice of nonreemployment on or before March 1; or
(b) If the employee is a teacher, administrator or other professional educator covered under Sections 37-9-101 through 37-9-113, the superintendent, without further board action, shall give notice of nonreemployment on or before sine die, which is the last day of the regular legislative session, for the current year.
An interim conservator appointed pursuant to the provisions of Section 37-17-6(14)(a) or a school board acting on the recommendation of a school district financial advisor appointed pursuant to the provisions of Section 37-9-18 shall not be required to comply with the time limitations prescribed in this section for recommending the reemployment of principals, teachers, administrators or other professional educators.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2005.