PLEASE – ONCE AGAIN – let your representative hear your values about education and freedom of action.
Missouri NEA Special Legislative Action Alert, April 27, 2012
By Otto Fajen, MNEA Legislative Director
ACTION ALERT: HOUSE TO DEBATE EVALUATION/REDUCTION IN FORCE BILL
The House Rules Committee approved HCS/HB 1526 (Scott Dieckhaus) on April 26, and the bill may be debated in the House early next week.
HCS/HB 1526 takes away local control by imposing detailed mandates on teacher evaluation, such as requiring at least fifty percent of evaluations to be based on student test scores. The bill even prohibits districts and employees from designing evaluation systems within collective bargaining negotiations.
The bill also undermines the reduction in force (RIF) requirements and repeals the state minimum salary law for experienced teachers with a Master’s degree.
The Association strongly opposes the bill.
ACTION NEEDED: YOUR HELP IS NEEDED! PLEASE CALL, WRITE OR E-MAIL TO URGE YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE TO OPPOSE HCS/HB 1526.
The following link will connect you to the MNEA Legislative Action Center Action Alert on HCS/HB 1526.
Type in your zip code and the alert will automatically be directed to your state representative. The Action Alert contains a brief summary and a brief, editable message box to help you send an email to your state representative on the issue.
YOUR MESSAGE WILL HAVE A GREATER IMPACT IF YOU PERSONALIZE THE MESSAGE AND ADD YOUR OWN CONCERNS REGARDING THE BILL.