A NJ Politician Is Trying to Protect HS Coaches with Multi-Year Contracts

Source: My Central Jersey

Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly, who is also the head football coach at Hackensack High School, said he is drafting legislation designed to prevent public school coaches from being unjustly removed from their positions.

Unlike teachers in New Jersey, who receive tenure after being employed for four years and one day in a district, coaches work under one-year renewable contracts.

Wimberly said his bill, a copy of which NJ Advance Media obtained and was the first upon which to report, comes in response to several coaches across the state not being renewed under suspect circumstances following conflicts with school board members, parents and/or administrators.

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