Educator Resources

Teacher Tenure Hearing (3020a)

Tenured educators have the right to retain their positions and may only be terminated if there is “just cause” pursuant to Education Law §3020.  The rules specifying the process for terminating a tenured educator are set forth in Education Law §3020-a.  This process was significantly modified effective April 1, 2012, by Chapter 57 of the Laws of 2012.

The changes are outlined in the following memo to the field here:
April 4, 2012  Education Law §3020-a Changes (Effective April 1, 2012)

The remainder of the pages and the links below are undergoing revision to reflect the new changes.  Please check back frequently to obtain the updated information.

Last Updated: November 24, 2014