Students First Act (SFA)
The Students First Act of 2011, Act 2011-270, was adopted by the Legislature during the 2011 Regular Session. This law repealed the Teacher Tenure Act, the Fair Dismissal Act, and portions of the Teacher Accountability Act. It imposed a new tenure system for teachers and education support professionals (ESPs) in Alabama, including those who work in the two-year postsecondary institutions. It does not apply to employees of four-year colleges and universities. It affords due process to school employees.