Gov. Bobby Jindal’s office said Thursday it has reached agreement with teacher unions and others on a plan to revamp the appeals process for public school teachers who are dismissed.
The issue has sparked off and on talks for weeks among aides to Jindal and officials of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers, Louisiana Association of Educators, Louisiana School Boards Association, Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana and superintendents.
It stems from a controversial, 2012 law called Act 1 pushed by Jindal that makes it harder for teachers to earn and retain a form of job employment called tenure.
The law set up a three-member panel to hear appeals.