Washington State Senate Passes K-12 Principal Hiring Power Bill - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Washington State Senate Passes K-12 Principal Hiring Power Bill

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OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Washington State principals could be able to kick teachers they don't want out of their schools.

The Washington state Senate has passed a measure Wednesday giving veto power to principals over teachers assigned to their schools.
    
Under the bill, teachers without a school assignment could be deployed as substitutes or used in non-teaching roles and could eventually be fired.
    
Supporters of the measure say it gives principals the ability to shape their staffs to the needs of students and to weed out problem teachers.
    
Opponents say that the state's teacher evaluation process should be allowed to run its course.