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Bill changing NH teacher tenure rules becomes law

July 14, 2011

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CONCORD, N.H.—New Hampshire teachers who haven't worked for their school district for three consecutive years as of July 1 will have to wait two more years to win tenure under a bill Gov. John Lynch has let become law without his signature.

The bill also makes changes in the appeal process for teachers whose contracts are not renewed.

They first must appeal to the local school board. If not satisfied by the local board's decision, they could either appeal to the state Board of Education or through the grievance process if one is in their union contract. They could no longer appeal through both avenues.