Mitchell Approves Teacher Tenure Plan

Mitchell County Schools is moving forward with its teacher tenure plan despite a superior court judge deeming the law unconstitutional. The Board unanimously voted to approve its criteria to select 25 percent of the school faculty who will receive a $5000 raise over the course of four years in exchange for giving up their tenure. The tenure law was originally passed in the legislature in 2013 and was later challenged and superior court judge later ordered a court injunction against the implementation of the law ruling that the action violated the protection of teacher contracts under the U.S. Constitution. The State has not yet decided to appeal the case. Because of the uncertainty the board chose to move its next meeting up to June 9th in case adjustments to the plan must be made. 

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