A proposed bill that will come before the Wyoming Legislature during the upcoming General Session next month would eliminate teacher tenure in Wyoming. Representative Mike Madden sits on the Education Committee, and he says that the bill has a lot of strong support.
Co-sponsor of the bill Senator Hank Coe, has proposed that all teachers be evaluated every year and their contracts renewed accordingly. Annual teacher evaluations have also been written into a proposed school accountability bill. Such evaluations are essential, regardless of the tenure issue.
The 2011 General Session will convene January 11.