Tenure for N.C. Teachers Likely to Change, Says Cumberland County Superintendent

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A committee of the Cumberland County school board was presented Tuesday two options to consider if the state legislature eliminates tenure for teachers.

The proposed Excellent Public Schools Act would place teachers who have worked for a school system for less than three years on a one-year contract. Teachers who have been employed for three or more years would be placed on a one- to four-year contract. Contracts would be renewable based on performance and evaluations.

Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, a Republican from Guilford County, proposed the legislation in April. The bill is in the House Committee on Education.

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