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Requires employment decisions, including hiring, compensating, promoting, demoting, terminating, transferring and assigning employees within school district to be based solely on employee performance and needs of the district and pupils, and not on seniority. Supercedes other, existing reasons authorizing teachers' dismissal. Requires assessment of school administrators and teacher to be based on annual performance evaluation and improvements in pupil academic achievement, measured by state-adopted standardized tests. Requires district governing boards to adopt performance criteria. Prohibits granting tenure unless school employee's last 5 performance evaluations were satisfactory. Affects new collective bargaining agreements. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Unknown impact on school district teacher salary costs due to new performance-based evaluation system (that would affect all employment decisions, including hiring, compensating, and firing). Total salary costs could increase or decrease, and fiscal impacts could vary significantly by district depending on local implementation decisions.
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School Employment Decisions. Employee Performance. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. California Initiative 1110 (2005).