HB 16-1099 (Salazar) Repeal of Mutual Consent Teacher Assignment Requirement

Originally Posted: January 29, 2016
Last Updated: April 8, 2016

Summary

This bill would roll back the mutual consent provision in Senate Bill 10-191. That landmark legislation eliminated the practice of forced placement, which meant that if a teacher had earned non-probationary status he or she was guaranteed a position in a school even if the principal and/or teacher did not believe it was the right fit.

Position

The Children’s Campaign strongly opposes this bill. More than 90 percent of Coloradans agree that forced placement is a bad practice for kids, teachers and schools, and we supported ending this practice in 2010. We strongly support the mutual consent provision within 191, which empowers school leadership teams to have the final say on all hiring decisions for their building.

Current Status

Scheduled to be heard in the House Education Committee on Monday, April 18 at 1:30 p.m. in HCR 0112. Children’s Campaign President & CEO Chris Watney will testify in opposition.

Previous Statuses


April 8, 2016

Scheduled to be heard in the House Education Committee on Monday, April 18 at 1:30 p.m. in HCR 0112.

January 29, 2016

Introduced in the House of Representatives and assigned to the House Education Committee.