House rejects effort to debate teacher due process


The House overwhelmingly turned back an effort Thursday morning to force a vote on a bill restoring due process rights for teachers.

The House rejected the motion by House Minority Leader Jim Ward to debate a bill that combines the due process rights taken away from teachers in 2014 with a requirement for school districts to publish their plans for addressing bullying on their websites.

The vote was 81-36.

Ward, a Democratic candidate for governor, said he made the motion to debate the bill because he was worried that Republican leadership was hesitant to deliberate on the legislation because . . .


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