SB 453 (Huff – R)

Requires the governing board of a school district to establish an evaluation and assessment system for certificated employees, using a multiple-measures evaluation system with multiple research-validated approaches to measuring effectiveness. When workforce reductions must occur, specifies alternative considerations to seniority, including evaluations as well as the needs of specific education programs when a governing board exempts a schoolsite from reductions. Additionally, provides for deviation from seniority when a district demonstrates a specific need for personnel to teach a specific course or course of study, and the employee has special training and experience, and has demonstrated the competency necessary to teach in a specified grade level or course of study, or to provide those services, that others with more seniority do not possess or are not able to provide.