By Theresa Harrington, Contra Costa Times/San Jose Mercury News | http://bit.ly/R8TwPg
5/01/2014 7:16:03 PM PDT | SACRAMENTO :: The Senate Education Committee has given its unanimous support to AB215 by Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan, D-Alamo, which would streamline the teacher discipline and dismissal appeal process.
The bill would expedite and prioritize cases of egregious misconduct, those involving sexual abuse, child abuse and certain drug offenses. It would fast-track all other dismissal appeals.
Buchanan, who is chairwoman of the Assembly Education Committee, announced this week that six legislators have asked to be added as co-authors, including Senator Carol Liu, D-La Canada/Flintridge, who is chairwoman of the Senate Education Committee.