Rep Whiteford testifies in support of returning hiring decisions to ISDs

first_img State Rep. Mary Whiteford was joined Tuesday by William Brown, superintendent of the Allegan Area Educational Service Agency, in testifying before the Senate Education Committee to return hiring decisions back to intermediate school districts (ISDs).Whiteford’s House Bill 4166 will eliminate the need for ISDs to give preferential status in hiring decisions to candidates formerly employed with other districts or a comparable state agency. Multiple ISD officials voiced their support for the legislation during testimony before the House Education Reform Committee in mid-March.“Special education administrators in ISDs need the ability to hire the best professionals to educate their students,” said Whiteford, of Casco Township. “Every child is different and administrators face the challenge of finding the right teachers for the right students.”Brown agreed, stating the legislation “allows us to make independent hiring decisions based solely on the needs in our classrooms and students where it should be.”No vote was made on HB 4166 on Tuesday, but it remains under committee consideration. Categories: News,Whiteford News 04Oct Rep. Whiteford testifies in support of returning hiring decisions to ISDslast_img

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