2020 Regular Session
To: Education; Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency
By: Senator(s) Jordan
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 37-9-105, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REQUIRE SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO GIVE ASSISTANT TEACHERS NOTIFICATION OF NONREEMPLOYMENT NO LATER THAN 10 DAYS AFTER THE ADOPTION OF THE DISTRICT'S ANNUAL BUDGET BY THE BOARD FOR THE FORTHCOMING ACADEMIC SCHOOL 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. If 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; * * *
(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 written notice of nonreemployment on or before April 15 * * *
or within ten (10) calendar days after
the date that the Governor approves the appropriation bill(s) comprising the
state's education budget for funding K-12, whichever date is later * * * ; or
(c) If the employee is an assistant teacher, the superintendent, without further board action, shall give written notice of nonreemployment on or before June 30 or within ten (10) calendar days after the local school board adopts the district's annual budget for the forthcoming academic school year, whichever date is earlier.
An interim conservator appointed pursuant to Section 37-17-6(14)(a) or a school board acting on the recommendation of a school district financial advisor appointed pursuant to 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, 2020.