•Loosening certification requirements so people with finance or business degrees can serve as superintendents.
•Requiring a two-thirds vote by school boards to approve tax increases. The administration has proposed giving voters the right to vote on any tax hike that outpaces inflation.
•Allowing school districts to furlough teachers for economic reasons.
•Allowing districts to sidestep seniority rights as a way of holding onto a skilled teacher with less seniority.
•Giving districts the option of hiring a registered nurse or a certified school nurse. Certified school nurses now cost districts about $60 million statewide. Lawmakers could not say how much districts would save by hiring less costly RNs.
•Imposing a two-year moratorium on continuing education and professional development programs for teachers.
Write to your senator and voice your opposition to this nonsense. It's wrong and will harm our children. Make education a priority and speak out!