ERIC Number: ED239393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May-26
Reference Count: 0
Oklahoma State Board of Education Policies and Procedures for Teacher Due Process Hearings. (Implementations of Senate Bill No. 249 and As Amended by Senate Bill No. 308). Revised.
Oklahoma State Board of Education, Oklahoma City.
This guide is intended to acquaint administrators and teachers with legal requirements for staff evaluation and recent changes in Oklahoma teacher dismissal law. A State Board of Education policy statement and a glossary of legal terms follow the statutory description and explication of the intent of Senate Bill No. 249 and Senate Bill No. 308. The statutory requirements for a written policy of staff evaluation are elaborated and guidelines for establishing evaluation systems are offered. Procedures designed to avoid teacher dismissal and steps to be followed in suspending teachers are outlined. Superintendents' procedures in teacher dismissal and nonreemployment cases are also given. Guidelines for hearings are detailed, including steps for establishing and providing for a hearing judge list, judge, and panel, and procedures and conduct for due process hearings of tenured teachers as well as hearings of probationary teachers. Appendixes include a calendar of events for teacher/administrator evaluation and due process procedures, suggested evaluation forms, sample letters of recommendation and notification, preliminary hearing forms, instructions and forms for computing the cost of hearings, and hearing instruments. (MJL)
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Administrator Responsibility, Board of Education Policy, Due Process, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Legal Responsibility, Personnel Policy, School Law, Teacher Discipline, Teacher Dismissal, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Supervision, Teaching (Occupation)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Board of Education, Oklahoma City.
Identifiers: Oklahoma; Senate Bill 249 (Oklahoma 1977); Senate Bill 308 (Oklahoma 1981)