Bill Text: TX SB1600 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Engrossed


Bill Title: Relating to the resignation or termination or nonrenewal of the contract of a superintendent of a school district.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-13 - Referred to Public Education [SB1600 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-SB1600-Engrossed.html
 
 
  By: Hall S.B. No. 1600
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the resignation or termination or nonrenewal of the
  contract of a superintendent of a school district.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter E, Chapter 11, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 11.2011 to read as follows:
         Sec. 11.2011.  SUPERINTENDENT RESIGNATION OR TERMINATION OR
  NONRENEWAL OF CONTRACT.  (a)  If the superintendent of a school
  district leaves the employment of the district by resignation or by
  the termination or nonrenewal of a contract, the school district
  shall:
               (1)  post on the school district's Internet website, if
  any:
                     (A)  a notice of the resignation, termination, or
  nonrenewal that includes any grounds for the resignation,
  termination, or nonrenewal; and
                     (B)  a copy of any agreement related to the
  resignation, termination, or nonrenewal entered into between the
  superintendent and the school district; and
               (2)  report the information required by Subdivision (1)
  to the agency.
         (b)  The agency shall post the information sent to the agency
  under Subsection (a)(2) on the agency's Internet website.
         (c)  A contract or agreement between a school district and a
  superintendent may not include:
               (1)  a confidentiality provision regarding the
  resignation, termination, or nonrenewal or a resignation,
  termination, or nonrenewal agreement or the grounds for
  resignation, termination, or nonrenewal; or
               (2)  a provision prohibiting the district or agency
  from posting the information required by Subsection (a)(1) on the
  district's or agency's Internet website.
         (d)  The commissioner shall adopt rules to implement this
  section.
         SECTION 2.  (a)  Except as provided by Subsection (b) of
  this section, this Act applies only to a resignation, termination,
  or nonrenewal that occurs on or after the effective date of this
  Act. A resignation, termination, or nonrenewal that occurred
  before that date is governed by the law as it existed at the time the
  resignation, termination, or nonrenewal occurred, and the former
  law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         (b)  If a superintendent resigns or the superintendent's
  contract is terminated or not renewed on or after the effective date
  of this Act and the superintendent was, on the date of resignation,
  termination, or nonrenewal, subject to an employment contract that
  contains provisions that conflict with Section 11.2011, Education
  Code, as added by this Act, the provisions of the employment
  contract control to the extent of conflict during the term of that
  contract.
         (c)  Section 11.2011(c), Education Code, as added by this
  Act, applies only to an employment contract that is entered into or
  renewed on or after the effective date of this Act. An employment
  contract entered into or renewed before that date is governed by the
  law as it existed at the time the employment contract was entered
  into or renewed, and the former law is continued in effect for that
  purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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