SB1392 is a bill that aims to provide noncertificated school employees with due process procedures that are substantially equivalent to those available to certificated teachers. Currently, certificated teachers have specific rights and procedures outlined for contract offers, acceptance, and dispute resolution, including the right to a hearing in cases of dismissal or suspension. Noncertificated personnel, defined as school district or charter school employees who do not possess a certificate issued by the State Board of Education but provide services directly to pupils, do not have the same level of due process.

The bill requires school district governing boards to adopt and administer personnel policies that extend similar due process rights to noncertificated personnel as those prescribed for certificated teachers. This includes the adoption of substantially equivalent procedures for issues such as contract offers, acceptance, and hearings in cases of potential dismissal or suspension. The bill also includes technical changes and becomes effective on the general effective date. There is no anticipated fiscal impact to the state General Fund associated with this legislation.

Statutes affected:
Introduced Version: 15-502
Senate Engrossed Version: 15-502