SB 2100 was passed by the house and the senate. Our best chance to preserve teachers' rights and working conditions is to send the bill to conference. If the bill is sent to conference, our lobbyists can discuss important changes to protect your rights. Teacher working conditions are student learning conditions.
TELL YOUR LOCAL SENATOR TO VOTE AGAINST THE HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND SEND THE BILL TO CONFERENCE!
SB 2100 would allow school districts to:
Not follow all state regulations, only a select few.
Eliminate contract negotiations.
Reduce standards for teacher certification.
Eliminate due process.
What is conference?Before a bill can become law, it is voted on by both the house and the senate. Amendments can be made to the bill, and then the bill is sent back to the house of origin. Senate bills are sent back to the senate and house bills are sent back to the house. The house of origin can vote to accept or reject the amendments. If the house of origin rejects the amendments, the bill is then sent to conference. The bill is discussed further in conference and voted on again by both the house and the senate before it goes to the governor to be signed into law or vetoed.
OEA's legislative and political organizing (LPO) staff would like to thank you for your contributions to the Fund for Children and Public Education. We raised more than $40,000 over Delegate Assembly weekend to support Friends of Education.
Don't forget!Call your Legislators today.