Jan 13, 2014 9:59 AM by AP/CS

Education law changes posing problems

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - An education professor says changes in education laws that took effect in 2012 created unintended consequences, and school districts across the state are still trying to understand how to deal with them.

Nathan Roberts, a University of Louisiana at Lafayette education professor, led a workshop Saturday for Lafayette Parish School System employees on Act 1, a law enacted in July 2012 that changed several aspects of education law, including teacher pay and evaluation; superintendent contracts; and transferring final approval of hiring and firing decisions from school boards to superintendents.

The Advocate reports Roberts told the group he wasn't there to offer legal advice on the law but to share with them the framework of the law and its impact on existing laws.

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