August 2020. Members of the Educators First Executive Team and Political Action Committee joined Governor Brian Kemp, Representative Tommy Benton, Senator Jeff Mullis, and Senate President Pro Tem Butch Miller for the signing of House Bill 86, which gives educators the right to appeal unsatisfactory evaluations under certain conditions.
The right to have any type of appeal or review of unsatisfactory evaluations has not been previously offered under Georgia law. It passed the Senate unanimously after the 2020 session resumed from the pandemic outbreak. The legislation will become effective in August of 2021. Governor Kemp congratulates Educators First on their role in bringing forth the legislation and commented on the positive message of Educators First.