Ending tenure for public school teachers advances

Posted at 6:04 PM, Feb 08, 2012
and last updated 2012-02-23 14:59:38-05

RICHMOND, Va (WTVR)-  A bill ending the current tenure system for public school teachers has cleared the House Education Committee.

The proposal initiated by Governor Bob McDonnell would end the current practice of offering teachers an open-ended contract after they complete a three year probationary period.

One major change was made before the bill was advanced.

The legislation would not affect teachers already in the system