BILL NO. 79
4th Session, 61st General Assembly
61 Elizabeth II, 2012
The Honourable Ramona Jennex
Minister of Education
First Reading: May 4, 2012
Second Reading: May 7, 2012
Third Reading: May 11, 2012 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
Clause 1 amends the definition of "probationary contract" by removing the reference to a two-year term.
Clause 2 replaces an outdated reference to an "assistant superintendent" with "directors".
Clause 4 permits a school board to terminate a probationary contract at the end of the third year.
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 Clause 3(1)(y) of Chapter 1 of the Acts of 1995-96, the Education Act, is amended by striking out "for a term of two years" in the fourth and last lines.
2(1) Subsection 10(2) of Chapter 1 is amended by striking out "each assistant superintendent" in the first and second lines and substituting "directors".3(1) Subsection 32(1) of Chapter 1 is repealed and the following subsections substituted:
(1A) Except as provided in subsection (5), where the probationary contract of a teacher in effect on and after November 10, 2011, is not terminated as provided in this Act or the teacher is not suspended or discharged, the school board
(4) A probationary contract under subsection (3) in effect on or after November 10, 2011, may be extended by a school board for not more than one year if the teacher has had fewer than a total of one hundred forty-five days taught or reckoned to be days taught during the school year.
(5) Where the probationary contract of a teacher to which subsection (3) or (4) applies and that is in effect on and after November 10, 2011, is not terminated as provided in this Act or the teacher is not suspended or discharged, the school board
4 Clause 34(2)(a) of Chapter 1 is amended by striking out "or second" in the third and fourth lines and substituting ", second or third".
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