ERIC Number: ED284337
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
The Michigan Teacher and Tenure: A Study of the Michigan Teachers' Tenure Act. 1987 Edition.
Complete information about the Michigan Teachers' Tenure Act is presented in this 12-chapter volume. Tenure is an employment security device giving permanent status and protection against dismissal except for stated cause. An overview discusses tenure's advantages and disadvantages and legislation in Michigan that culminated in the 1964 Teachers' Tenure Act. Chapter 2 covers certification in relation to tenure rights. The probationary period and dismissal are analyzed in chapter 3. Tenure rights for nonclassroom positions are dealt with in chapter 4. In a discussion of layoff and recall, chapter 5 describes the local controlling boards' authority, notice requirements, and recall obligations and rights. Granting and denying leaves of absence is covered in chapter 6, and chapter 7 focuses on the discharge, suspension, and demotion of tenured teachers. Discontinuing service by resignation or abandonment is examined in chapter 8. Chapter 9 reports on discharge and demotion procedures. Chapter 10 sets forth appeal rights, including time limitations and hearing procedures. Remedies for wrongful suspension, demotion, or discharge are analyzed in chapter 11. The concluding chapter touches on such miscellaneous topics as transfer of tenured teachers and tenure rights under district reorganization. An appendix provides a reprint of the Tenure Act and tables of court decisions and attorney general opinions. (CJH)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Board of Education Policy, Collective Bargaining, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Practices, Leaves of Absence, Legal Responsibility, Probationary Period, School Districts, State Legislation, Teacher Certification, Teacher Discipline, Teacher Dismissal, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Rights, Tenure
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Teachers; Practitioners
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