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2016 LOUISIANA HOUSE EDUCATION FILED BILLS. ENHANCED VERSION


2016 LOUISIANA HOUSE EDUCATION BILLS: DIGESTS

HB 75 Original 2016 Regular Session Richard
Abstract: Requires all public school teachers (including charter schools) and teachers of scholarship (voucher) recipients in nonpublic schools participating in the voucher program to take the state assessments aligned to the state content standards prior to administering such assessments to students. Further requires that after taking such assessments, each teacher shall submit his observations and comments on the assessments to the local superintendent who shall submit the compiled observations and comments to theHouse and Senate education committees. Requires local public school boards to adopt policies to provide for implementation of proposed law.
HB 86 Original 2016 Regular Session Amedee
Abstract: Requires the posting of the state child protection toll-free hotline number in all public schools. Proposed law adds requirement that such rules and regulations include a requirement that each public school post in a clearly visible location that is readily accessible to students a sign that contains the number for the child protection toll-free hotline operated by the Dept. of Children and Family Services to receive reports of child abuse and neglect.
HB 87 Original 2016 Regular Session Amedee
Abstract: Removes requirement that certain students in approved home study programs provide evidence of current immunization against meningococcal disease. Proposed law removes present law. Proposed law retains present law requiring students in public and private schools to provide evidence of such immunization.
HB 97 Original 2016 Regular Session Smith
Abstract: Requires the posting of the state child protection toll-free hotline number in all public schools. Proposed law adds requirement that such rules and regulations include a requirement that each public school post in a clearly visible location that is readily accessible to students a sign that contains the number for the child protection toll-free hotline operated by the Dept. of Children and Family Services to receive reports of child abuse and neglect.
HB 126 Original 2016 Regular Session Smith
Abstract: Limits kindergarten student eligibility for the voucher program; provides that only kindergarten students who would have attended a "D" or "F" school are eligible. Proposed law provides that an entering kindergarten student in a school system that assigns students to schools based upon attendance zones is eligible only if the public school he would have attended received a letter grade of "D" or "F" for the most recent year pursuant to the school and district accountability system, or the student is entering kindergarten in a school or school system that does not assign students to schools based upon attendance zones.
HB 137 Original 2016 Regular Session Smith
Abstract: Prohibits, for the 2016-2017 school year and thereafter, the state Dept. of Education from awarding first-time vouchers to students. Proposed law prohibits the state Dept. of Education from awarding a scholarship to a student unless he has received one previously and provides that a scholarship awarded by the department to a student who would otherwise be a first-time scholarship recipient for the 2016-2017 school year is null and void.
HB 147 Original 2016 Regular Session Pierre
Abstract: Requires each high school in any parish with a population of more than 200,000 and less than 225,000 to keep an automated external defibrillator on its premises.
HB 165 Original 2016 Regular Session Pearson
Abstract: Provides relative to extended sick leave for teachers, school bus drivers, and other public school employees who are disabled while assisting students to prevent danger or injury to the student. Provides for amounts, requirements, conditions, and limitations for such sick leave. Proposed law deletes present law provisions for extended sick leave for all three groups in cases of injury or disability as a result of assault or battery. Proposed law retains present law providing for extended sick leave for one full year for teaching staff disabled while providing assistance to a student to prevent danger or injury to the student and provides the same benefit for school bus operators and other school employees. Proposed law generally retains present law provisions relative to such leave for teaching staff and makes nearly identical provisions applicable to school bus operators and other school employees. Those provisions include: Allows local public school boards to extend the leave beyond one year. Provides requirements for certification from a physician regarding any such disability. Prohibits the accumulation of such additional sick leave from year to year and being compensated for it at death or retirement. Provides that if the person begins to receive a benefit from a state retirement system, such leave will cease. Entitles the person to weekly wage benefits under the workers' compensation law and present law sick leave benefits (accumulated) but prohibits such benefits from exceeding the total amount of the regular salary the member was receiving at the time the disability occurred. Provides that if a person supplements workers' compensation with accumulated sick leave, the amount of sick leave is calculated on an hourly basis.
HB 168 Original 2016 Regular Session Smith
Abstract: Subjects charter schools to the same State Board of Elementaryand SecondaryEducation (BESE) rules and regulations as traditional public schools with respect to employment eligibility requirements for teachers and other school employees.
HB 217 Original 2016 Regular Session Hoffmann
Abstract: Provides for the granting of educational leadership certification by the State Bd. of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Proposed law provides that a person who meets all of the following criteria shall be granted an educational leadership certificate bythe State Board of ElementaryandSecondaryEducation (BESE) indicating eligibility for employment as a supervisor, director, or coordinator of special education for a public school system: (1) Has completed a graduate degree program in education from a regionally accredited institution of postsecondary education. (2) Has completed at least 240 hours of leadership experiences at the school or district level as defined by BESE. (3) Has achieved a passing score on the School Leaders Licensure Assessment or equivalent as determined by BESE. (4) Holds a valid La. ancillary teaching certificate
HB 218 Original 2016 Regular Session Hoffmann
Abstract: Prohibits the use of tobacco products on elementary and secondary school property.
HB 281 Original 2016 Regular Session Steve Carter
Abstract: Relative to the authority of the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) to waive applicabilityoflaws and regulations to public schools and districts, changes who may apply for such a waiver from the district governing authority to the principal or superintendent. Also removes a requirement for teacher approval of a waiver request
HB 299 Original 2016 Regular Session Ivey
Abstract: Provides for implementation of state content standards on a phased-in basis.
1st year: K-2nd grade 2nd year: K-8th grade 3rd year and thereafter: K-12th grade
HB 302 Original 2016 Regular Session Leger
Abstract: Requires a child wellness evaluation for each student entering kindergarten or sixth grade
HB 338 Original 2016 Regular Session Schroder
Abstract: Prohibits charter schools from requiring parents to disclose medical information or special education needs of a student as a condition of enrollment in the school
HB 339 Original 2016 Regular Session Schroder
Abstract: Abolishes the Health Education Authority of La. and transfers assets of the authority to the La. Public Facilities Authority.
HB 344 Original 2016 Regular Session Broadwater
Abstract: Creates the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Student Advisory Board. Provides for the advisory board's purpose, duties, membership, terms, and compensation.
HB 371 Original 2016 Regular Session Bouie
Proposed law prohibits the governing authority of any public school or school in a special school district from approving, authorizing, or implementing a plan for the construction of a new school for grades pre-K-12 on land formerly used in the commercial disposal, the commercial storage, or the commercial deposition of sewage sludge, solid waste, hazardous waste, or oilfield waste. Proposed law provides that proposed law shall not apply to the repair and ordinary maintenance of an existing school.
HB 372 Original 2016 Regular Session Bouie
Abstract: Provides relative to the discipline of students
Proposed law changes the application of present law for grade levels of students in kindergarten through grade five and students in grades six through twelve, but otherwise retains present law.
Proposed law retains present law for pupils in grades six through twelve. For students in kindergarten through grade five, proposed law also retains present law disciplinary measures, but requires such measures only be implemented for serious offenses or as a last resort. However, prior to taking such actions for all other offenses, requires the principal to implement one of the following disciplinary measures:
(1) Restorative justice practices using a school-wide approach of informal and formal techniques to build a sense of school community and manage conflict by repairing harm and restoring positive relationships. (2) Loss of privileges. (3) Peer mediation. (4) Referral to school counselor social worker. (5) Referral to response to intervention
Proposed law retains the requirement that a conference take place between the parent and teacher or other school employee, but removes the requirement that the conference take place prior to the student being readmitted.
HB 399 Original 2016 Regular Session Pope
Abstract: Provides relative to written contracts for the employment of local school superintendents.
Proposed law eliminates requirement that such performance targets be included in contracts. Authorizes such contracts to contain the superintendent's compensation, the term of the contract, performance objectives, or other terms negotiated between the superintendent and the school board consistent with law.
HB 400 Original 2016 Regular Session Reynolds
Abstract: Requires that the state Dept. of Education's reviews of textbooks in core subjects be conducted during a six-year cycle and prohibits the department from conducting reviews in more than one core subject in any given year.
HB 402 Original 2016 Regular Session Smith
Abstract: Authorizes the state Dept. of Education and the Dept. of Health and Hospitals to survey students about risk behavior associated with chronic health conditions.
HB 416 Original 2016 Regular Session Jones
Abstract: Provides for an elected president of each public school district who shall appoint, subject to school board approval, the local superintendent and have other powers, duties, and qualifications as provided by law.
Proposed constitutional amendment provides for a president of each public school district elected by the district's qualified electors. Provides that he shall appoint the local superintendent, subject to school board approval, and that the president's election and his other powers, duties, and qualifications shall be as provided by law. Otherwise retains present constitution. Provides for submission of the proposed amendment to the voters at the statewide election to be held November 8, 2016.
HB 428 Original 2016 Regular Session Broadwater
Abstract: Prohibits local public school boards from requiring school uniforms for students.
Proposed law prohibits school boards from requiring uniforms for students. Removes the authority for school boards to adopt rules and regulations for the use of school uniforms and the authority to select uniforms. Further removes the requirements that school boards display uniforms and notify parents about the uniforms
HB 429 Original 2016 Regular Session Broadwater
Abstract: Provides relative to group purchasing of school materials, equipment, and supplies.
Proposed law repeals present law and instead authorizes purchasing through a group purchasing organization. Requires that any agreement with such an organization provide that the organization submit a price list for materials and supplies offered by it and that the prices quoted on the list remain in effect for a stated period of time, not less than three months. Also provides that any such price list shall be considered a valid and binding bid by the organization. Proposed law provides that price lists submitted by a qualified group purchasing organization shall not be a public record and shall not be available for public inspection. Also provides that the agreement setting forth the existence of the price list and the effective date thereof is a public record and that the portion of the price list setting forth the materials or supplies being purchased shall become a public record at the time of opening of bids for those materials or supplies.
HB 432 Original 2016 Regular Session Foil
Abstract: Includes installation costs of equipment in the items which may be purchased through a school district purchasing cooperative.
Proposed law applies to installation of equipment in addition to the actual equipment.
HB 443 Original 2016 Regular Session Jones
Abstract: Provides for each local public school district to have a president elected by the district's qualified electors and provides that he shall appoint the local superintendent and prepare and submit the district budget to the school board.
HB 462 Original 2016 Regular Session Armes
Abstract: Revises sick leave and extended sick leave provisions applicable to school employees.
Regular Sick Leave Present law provides that if a school employee is injured or disabled while acting in his official capacityas a result of physical contact with a student while providing physical assistance to a student to prevent danger or injury to the student, he shall receive sick leave for up to 90 days without reduction in pay and without reduction in accrued sick leave. Provides that nothing in present law shall prohibit a school board from extending this period beyond 90 days. Proposed law increases the maximum amount of leave permitted in this scenario (and the period beyond which the board may extend the leave) from 90 days to one calendar year.
Extended Sick Leave Present law requires school boards to allow each school employee to take up to 90 days of extended sick leave in each six-year employment period, to be used for a medical necessity, if he has no remaining regular sick leave balance. Proposed law additionally requires school boards to allow an employee who has been granted maternity leave and has no remaining sick leave balance available to take up to 30 days of extended sick leave in each such employment period for reasons relating to pregnancy, illness of an infant, or required medical visits certified by a physician as relating to infant or maternal health. Present law requires that on every occasion that a school employee uses extended sick leave, he shall present a statement from a licensed physician certifying that it is a medical necessity prior to the extension of such leave. Proposed law retains present law. Relative to the content of the physician's statement, present law specifies that it certify that it is a medical necessity for the employee to be absent for at least 10 consecutive work days. Proposed law deletes this specification while retaining the general requirement that the physician certify that it is a medical necessity. Adds, as an alternative to being a medical necessity, that the statement certify that it is for personal illness relating to pregnancy, for the illness of an infant, or for required medical visits related to infant or maternal health.
HB 466 Original 2016 Regular Session Bouie
Abstract: Requires the transfer of schools that are no longer failing from the Recovery School District (RSD).
Proposed law provides that if the school is no longer designated as a failing school as determined by the school and district accountability system, the school shall be returned to the administration and management of the system from which it was transferred.
HB 479 Original 2016 Regular Session Ivey
Abstract: Relative to the evaluation of teachers and administrators, reduces percentage of which an evaluation shall be based on growth in student achievement to amaximum of 35% and grants local school boards discretion, within specified parameters, in determining this percentage at "A", "B", and "C" schools.
HB 499 Original 2016 Regular Session Reynolds
Abstract: Authorizes officials or employees of a city, parish, or other local public school system to provide student information in emergencies.
Proposed law authorizes the provision of student information in a health or safety emergency; otherwise retains present law.
HB 543 Original 2016 Regular Session Hoffmann
Abstract: Provides that the value-added model (VAM) used to evaluate teachers and administrators shall be optional instead of required for local public school boards. Permits a local board to use a modified model.
Proposed law retains present law but makes the use of the model optional instead of mandatory for local boards. Permits a local board to choose to use the model in accordance with present law and state board rules and regulations or to modify the model for use as it determines necessary and appropriate.
HB 555 Original 2016 Regular Session Gregory Miller
Abstract: Establishes a calculation for withholding certain minimum foundation program (MFP) funds from charter schools and remitting the withheld amount to the Teachers' Retirement System of La. (TRSL) for application to the oldest system Unfunded Accrued Liability (UAL).
Proposed law requiring withholding of MFP funds applies only to the following: (1) Any charter school that was not participating in TRSL at the end of the fiscal year upon which calculations are based. (2) Any new charter school whose charter proposal is approved after July 1, 2016.
HB 562 Original 2016 Regular Session Leger
Abstract: Permits a local public school board in a district that has one or more charter schools and uses a single application for public school enrollment to assign students to charter schools based on the preferences of a student's parent or legal guardian
Proposed law exempts from this prohibition a local public school board in a district that has one or more charter schools and uses a single application for public school enrollment. Allows such a board to assign students to charter schools based on the preferences of the parents.
HB 615 Original 2016 Regular Session Ivey
Abstract: Requires the State Bd. of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) to disseminate to each public school governing authority the method or formula for determining school and district performance scores/letter grades to be used for the subsequent school year; prohibits BESE, after the dissemination, from implementing anychange that would result in the taking of corrective actions based on letter grades for that school year.
Proposed law requires BESE, not later than July first annually, to disseminate to each public school governing authority both the method or formula for determining school and district performance scores and the method or formula for assigning school and district letter grades to be used for the subsequent school year. Prohibits BESE, after this dissemination, from implementing any change to any such method or formula that would result in the taking of corrective actions based on letter grades for that school year
HB 650 Original 2016 Regular Session Price
Abstract: Deletes the requirement that salary schedules for teachers, administrators, and other certified employees be based on effectiveness as determined by the teacher performance evaluation program; to permit local public school boards to determine the portion of an evaluation that is based on growth in student achievement using a value-added assessment model.
Proposed law deletes the requirement that salary schedules for teachers, administrators, and other certified employees be based on effectiveness as determined by the teacher performance evaluation program. Otherwise retains present law.
Proposed law retains present law but deletes the 50% requirement and instead permits each local board to determine the portion for the teachers and administrators employed in its system, which shall be in a range from a minimum of 15% to a maximum of 25%.
HB 652 Original 2016 Regular Session Ivey
Abstract: Requires virtual charter schools to submit student addresses to local public school boards for verification. Proposed law requires each virtual charter school to submit the address for each student applying for admission to the virtual charter school to the local public school board of the school system in which the student would otherwise attend school for verification by the local school board. Provides that if the local board is unable to verify a student's address for or the virtual charter school fails to submit the address, then the per pupil amount provided to the virtual charter school for that student through the minimum foundation program formula shall be $1,500.
HB 653 Original 2016 Regular Session Bagley
Abstract: Requires an evaluator of a teacher or administrator to conduct a post-observation conference with the teacher or administrator after a classroom visit to provide input including but not limited to commendation and recommendations for improvement.
Proposed law adds a requirement that the evaluator conduct a post-observation conference with the teacher or administrator within 72 hours of a classroom visit to provide the teacher or administrator with feedback including but not limited to commendation and recommendations for improvement. Otherwise retains present law.
HB 655 Original 2016 Regular Session Nancy Landry
Abstract: Revises the definition of "eligible student" for purposes of participation in the Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence Program.
Present law establishes the Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence Program and defines "eligible student" for purposes of program participation. Provides that to be eligible, a student shall reside in La., be a member of a family with a total income that does not exceed 250% of the current federal poverty guidelines, and meet any one of several criteria. Present law specifies these criteria, and proposed law revises them, as follows: (1) Is entering kindergarten and has enrolled in the local school system in which the public school he would have otherwise attended is located or in a school under the jurisdiction of the Recovery School District (RSD). Proposed law provides that to meet this criterion, a student shall be entering either kindergarten or prekindergarten. (2) Was enrolled in a public school in La. on Oct. 1st and on Feb. 1st of the most recent school year pursuant to the definition of student membership established by the State Bd. of Elementary and Secondary Education for purposes of the minimum foundation program formula, and such school received a letter grade of "C", "D", or "F", or any variation thereof, for the most recent year pursuant to the school and district accountability system. Proposed law revises this criterion by removing the requirement that such school shall have received such letter grade for the most recent year and otherwise retains present law. (3) Received a scholarship pursuant to present law in the previous school year. Proposed law retains present law.
HB 656 Original 2016 Regular Session Ivey
Abstract: Requires parents of public school students to reimburse local school boards for all costs incurred by the local board if the parent is found in violation of the domicile requirements for school enrollment. Proposed law requires a parent or legal guardian of a public school student to reimburse the city, parish, or other local public school board for all court costs and other costs incurred by the local board if the parent or legal guardian is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be in violation of the domicile requirements for the enrollment of his child in public school.
HB 673 Original 2016 Regular Session Nancy Landry
Abstract: Provides relative to considerations the State Bd. of Elementary and SecondaryEducation (BESE) shall make in its authorization of proposed course providers for participation in the Course Choice Program
Proposed law revises the criterion in (3) above to require BESE to determine whether the proposal offers a substantial likelihood – rather than potential – to fulfill present law purposes.
HB 675 Original 2016 Regular Session Ivey
Abstract: Requires parents/legal guardians of public school students to provide proof of domicile for school enrollment. Proposed law requires a parent or legal guardian to provide proof of domicile when enrolling his child in public school. Defines "domicile" as a person's principal or habitual place of residence.
HB 712 Original 2016 Regular Session Jackson
Abstract: Requires local education agencies to ensure, in accordance with federal law and to the greatest extent possible, that a student with an exceptionalityis educated in the school closest to the student's home regardless of school attendance zone requirements.
Present law provides for the responsibilities of local education agencies in providing special education and related services to students with exceptionalities as defined in present law. Proposed law adds a requirement that local education agencies, in accordance with federal law and to the greatest extent possible, shall ensure that a student is educated in the school closest to the student's home regardless of the school attendance zone requirements. Proposed law shall be known and cited as "Aeden's Law".
HB 723 Original 2016 Regular Session Price
Abstract: Requires that evaluations for public school teachers and administrators include multiple quantitative measures of student achievement and provides relative to the percentage of such evaluations based upon value-added data.
Proposed law provides that teacher and administrator evaluations be based, in part, on evidence of growth in student achievement using multiple quantitative measures of student achievement, which shall include a value-added data assessment model, as determined by BESE. Proposed law specifies that data derived through a value-added assessment model shall not comprise more than 50% of the quantitative portion of the evaluation. Further provides that the remaining percentage of the quantitative portion of the evaluation shall be comprised of measures of student growth as determined by the school principal.
Proposed law aligns the provisions in the charter school law relative to teacher and administrator evaluations with those for teachers and administrators in traditional public schools.
HB 771 Original 2016 Regular Session Schroder
Abstract: Provides that a student shall not be required to meet state exit exam requirements as a condition for promotion or graduation or to earn a high school diploma; provides for submission of petitions by certain students to receive a diploma; provides for procedures, guidelines, and rules with regard to such petitions.
Proposed law deletes present law requirement that fourth and eighth grade students demonstrate proficiency in order to be promoted to the next grade and that the department establish the required proficiency level required for such students to achieve. Also deletes the requirement that the intervention options established bythe department include grade retention and alternative placement. Otherwise retains present law.
Proposed law adds that beginning with the graduating class of 2017, a student shall not be required to meet state exit exam requirements as a condition for promotion or graduation or to earn a La. high school diploma. Provides that a person who is no longer enrolled in a public school and who previously failed to receive a high school diploma or was denied graduation solely for failing to meet the exit exam requirements pursuant to BESE policy may petition the local public school board to determine if he is eligible to receive a high school diploma pursuant to proposed law. Provides for procedures for submission of such petitions including eligibility criteria and time lines. Specifies that a person receiving a diploma pursuant to proposed law shall not be counted as a graduate in any graduation rate calculations for affected schools and districts, including calculations for any prior year. Requires the department to report to BESE and the House and Senate education committees on the number of diplomas granted, by school district, pursuant to proposed law. Requires BESE to promulgate rules in accordance with the Admin. Procedure Act for implementation of proposed law. Requires the department to disseminate a copy of proposed law requirements and procedures and guidelines for submitting petitions to local public school systems and specifies certain minimum information to be included in such procedures and guidelines.
HB 833 Original 2016 Regular Session Leger
Abstract: Provides relative to rates of out-of-school suspensions of public school students. Provides for the creation of the Commission on Safe Supportive Discipline. Proposed law provides relative to student discipline, including out-of-school suspensions. Provides for the creation of the Commission on Safe Supportive Discipline by the state Dept. of Education and provides for commission membership and duties. Provides for plans to be submitted by local educational agencies relative to suspension rates, Provides for legislative findings. Provides definitions.
HB 852 Original 2016 Regular Session Hunter
Abstract: Requires the recipient of TOPS awards to pursue a field of study that will qualify him for employment in certain categories of jobs and to repay awards unless he completes a bachelor's or postgraduate degree and resides in La. for at least one year for each year of award received; adjusts requirements for maintaining eligibility
HB 868 Original 2016 Regular Session Hunter
Proposed law requires the governing authority of each public school, including each charter school, to ensure that at least two members of the coaching staff of each extra-curricular sport offered by the school are certified in CPR.
HB 871 Original 2016 Regular Session Nancy Landry
Abstract: Excepts certain charter schools from the requirement that they employ instructional staff who have at least a baccalaureate degree
HB 874 Original 2016 Regular Session Nancy Landry
Abstract: Provides relative to school and district accountability.
Proposed law specifies throughout present law that the school and district accountability system is applicable to public schools and otherwise retains present law. Present law requires the State Board of Elementary and SecondaryEducation (BESE) to provide for a statewide system of accountability for schools and school districts based on student achievement and minimum standards for the approval of schools. Proposed law specifically refers to public schools and otherwise retains present law. Present law provides, beginning with the 2011-12 school year, that such system shall be based, in part, in student achievement using a value-added assessment model as determined by the state board. Proposed law deletes this obsolete reference to a past school year, makes other technical revisions, and otherwise retains present law.
HB 875 Original 2016 Regular Session Nancy Landry
Abstract: Provides relative to the evaluation of teachers and administrators.
Present law requires the BESE-established Accountability Commission to convene an advisory subcommittee to report on and make recommendations regarding the overall effectiveness of the evaluation program. Present law retains present law. Present law: (1) Requires this subcommittee's initial meeting to have been held by Sept. 30, 2014. (2) Requires BESE to have submitted written reports to the House and Senate education committees prior to the 2011 and 2012 regular legislative sessions on the status of the development of VAM. Proposed law removes these obsolete provisions and makes technical changes and otherwise retains present law.
HB 883 Original 2016 Regular Session Reynolds
Abstract: Provides for continued review of the state content standards in English language arts and math by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE).
Proposed law adds a requirement that, not later than Jan. 15, 2017, BESE shall begin to conduct a review of the standards developed and adopted pursuant to present law to determine the effectiveness of such standards and to make any necessary revisions to the standards. Requires the board to promulgate the revised standards in accordance with the APA. Otherwise retains present law.
HB 892 Original 2016 Regular Session James
Abstract: Provides relative to due process for teachers.
Proposed law provides the following relative to the effect of evaluations on the status of teachers: (1) A teacher whose final evaluation rating is "ineffective" shall be provided the intensive assistance required by present law by the employing school board. (2) A superintendent shall take disciplinary action against any teacher who, despite being provided the intensive assistance, receives a final evaluation rating of "ineffective" for two consecutive years. (3) No disciplinary action shall be taken against a teacher until the teacher fully exhausts the grievance procedure established pursuant to present law. (4) If a teacher is found "highly effective" based on the evidence of the growth portion of his evaluation but is found "ineffective" according to the observation portion, within thirty days after such finding, the teacher shall be entitled to a second observation bymembers of a team of three designees, chosen by the school superintendent, which shall not include the teacher's principal.
Proposed law deletes present law provisions relative to the removal of teachers with tenure and adds a new disciplinary process for permanent teachers. Present law provides that when a tenured teacher is promoted from a position of lower salary to one of higher salary, he shall not be eligible to earn tenure in the position to which he is promoted, but shall retain any tenure acquired as a teacher. Proposed law instead provides that when a permanent teacher is promoted to a position as an administrator, he shall retain his status as a permanent teacher and that when a probationary teacher is promoted to a position as an administrator, his probationary period shall continue to run; if his final evaluation is within the "effective" range for three consecutive years he shall automatically attain the status of a permanent teacher. When a person is employed as an administrator, he shall attain the status of a permanent teacher if his final evaluation is within the "effective" range for three consecutive years. Proposed law also provides relative to the contracts of administrators

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