An Alaska House panel is scheduled to discuss a bill that would require public school teachers to work a couple more years before they could acquire tenure rights.
HB162, by Rep. Tammie Wilson, says that teachers be employed in the same district continuously for five full school years or accept a teacher contract for six consecutive school years to be eligible for tenure.
Under current law, teachers who work for three continuous years or accept a contract for four consecutive years can get tenure.
In her sponsor statement, the North Pole Republican said her bill brings Alaska one step closer to "ensuring a high performing, quality teacher in every classroom."
The House Education Committee, the bill's only committee of referral, is scheduled to take up the measure Friday.