House panel moves to restore teacher due process rights


Kansas lawmakers late Monday afternoon moved to restore teacher due process rights that were peeled away four years ago.

The House Education Committee voted to combine a bill giving due process back to teachers with a bill that requires school districts to publish their plans for addressing bullying on their websites. The merged bills now go to the full House for debate.

The committee's action was the latest attempt to give due process rights back to teachers after they were stripped away by a more conservative-leaning Legislature during a series of late-night sessions in 2014. Until then . . .


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