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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

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State Status/Date Level Summary
PASigned into law 06/2012P-12Rating Tool for Professional School Staff
H.B. 1901 - Section 1123
Section 1123 requires the Secretary of Education--by June 30, 2013--to create a rating tool to measure the performance of professional staff in all districts, intermediate units, area vocational-technical schools, charter schools, and cyber charter schools. Re...

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NVSigned into law 06/2011P-12Small Learning Communities
S.B. 365
Makes requirements imposed by statute on school districts and public schools to adopt a pilot program to provide a program of small learning communities in certain middle schools, junior high schools and high schools; extending the effective date for the imple...

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NCVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2011P-12Transferring Funds for School Building Administration
H.B. 200 - Transferring Funds for School Building Administration
Permits local school administrative units to transfer funds for school building administration for any purpose not otherwise prohibited by the state board's ABC transfer policy, by submitting an ABC Transfer Form to the department of public instruction. For fu...

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TNSigned into law 05/2011P-12Termination of a Director of Schools
S.B. 717
Requires notice of termination of director of schools to comply with same requirements as notice of extension of a director's contract. Prohibits school boards from extending the contract of a director of schools without giving notice of the intent to do so at...

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GAAdopted 03/2011P-12Performance-Based Coaching Programs
H.R. 491
Strongly encourages the development of performance-based coaching programs that are designed for principals and district administrators to impact school-wide improvement by developing the organizational culture and the capacity of other educators to improve te...

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MISigned into law 03/2011P-12Supervision of Lowest-achieving Schools
S.B. 157
Provides that if a school included on the list of lowest-achieving 5% of public schools was operated by a district in which an emergency manager was in place under the Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act, the Superintendent of Public...

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ILSigned into law 07/2010P-12Superintendent and Chief School Business Official Endorsements
S.B. 2537
Provides that one of the paths by which an administrative certificate recipient may also earn the chief school business official endorsement is if, in addition to the standing requirement of a master's degree in business administration, finance or accounting, ...

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ALSigned into law 03/2010P-12
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Community College
Vacancies in Leadership Positions
H.B. 79
Amends Sections 16-4-1.1 and 16-60-111.1. Requires the state board to post a vacancy notice for the position of state superintendent of education or chancellor on the Internet. Requires vacancy notice for chancellor's position to be additionally posted at each...

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IASigned into law 03/2010P-12Standards for School Business Officials
H.B. 2461
Directs the state board to set standards and procedures for the approval of training programs for individuals who seek an authorization issued by the Board of Educational Examiners for employment as school business officials responsible for the financial opera...

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NMSigned into law 03/2010P-12
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School Leadership Institute
S.B. 85
Creates the School Leadership Institute to provide a comprehensive and cohesive framework for preparing, mentoring and providing professional development for principals and other public school leaders; provides for licensure preparation for aspiring principals...

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ILSigned into law 01/2010P-12Alternative Teacher and Administrator Certification
S.B. 616
Provides that alternative certification programs may be provided by various types of qualified providers, including institutions of higher education. Provides that any and all programs must be approved by the state board. Changes provisions concerning the alte...

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ILSigned into law 01/2010P-12Performance Evaluation Reform Act of 2010
S.B. 315
Amends 105 ILCS 5/2-3.25g. After effective date, bars districts, joint agreements of districts or regional superintendents from seeking a waiver or modification of a mandate requiring (i) student performance
data to be a significant factor in teacher or princi...

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TNSigned into law 01/2010P-12Tennessee First to the Top Act of 2010 - Teacher-Related Provisions
S.B. 7005A - H.B. 7010A
Creates a Teacher Evaluation Advisory Committee (TEAC) composed of 15 members, including the Commissioner of Education, the Executive Director of the State Board of Education, the Chairs of the Education Committees of the Senate and House of Representatives, a...

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TXPartial Rule Adoption 10/2009P-12Principal Certificate
19 TAC 7.241.241.1, .5, .10, .15, .20, .25, .30, .35
Amends rules concerning provisions for the issuance and renewal of the principal certificate. Requires a principal or assistant principal employed for the first-time as a campus administrator (including the first time in the state) to participate in a minimum ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Principal Mentoring and Master Principal Designation Program
H.B. 737
Amends provisions related to the new principal mentoring program. Provides that principals hired on or after July 1, 2008 may participate in a second year of mentoring through the program if it is determined by the state superintendent of education that suffic...

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NYSigned into law 08/2009P-12Community Superintendents
A.B. 8903 - Community Superintendents
Amends provisions regarding community superintendents in New York City. Clarifies that a community superintendent's delegation of powers or duties is at the community superintendent's sole discretion. Adds that (1) screening committees to appoint supervisory s...

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ILSigned into law 07/2009P-12School Business Official Endorsement
S.B. 187
Allows for a chief school business official endorsement to an administrative certificate if, among other conditions, the certificate holder has 2 years of university-approved practical experience. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/96/SB/PDF/09600SB0187lv.pdf...

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ILSigned into law 07/2009P-12Mentoring for New Superintendents
S.B. 1276
Requires any individual, with exceptions, who begins serving as a first-time superintendent in the state on or after July 1, 2009 to participate in a mentoring program for his or her first 2 school years as a superintendent. Specifies that superintendent mento...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Financial Reporting and Minimum Standards
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.07
Partially from the DOE summary of H.B. 1:Modifies the current requirement for the state board to develop a standard for reporting financial information to the public. Requires districts and educational service center boards to report revenues and expenditures ...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Quality of Preparation Programs for Teachers and Other School Personnel
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.12, 3301.42, 3333.048 and 3333.048
Partly from DOE summary of H.B. 1: Directs the superintendent of public instruction, jointly with the chancellor of the board of regents, to establish metrics and courses of study for postsecondary institutions that prepare educators and other school personnel...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Center for Creativity and Innovation
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.82
**No funds allocated in the current budget for this center, according to the DOE's H.B. 1 summary document http://www.education.ohio.gov/GD/DocumentManagement/DocumentDownload.aspx?DocumentID=71635**

Authorizes the state superintendent to create the center f...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12School Leadership Pilot Program for Principals
H.B. 4435
Clarifies requirement for mandatory participation in the School Leadership Pilot Program for Principals. Specifies that only a principal who was employed as a principal at a campus rated academically unacceptable the previous school year must participate in th...

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MESigned into law 06/2009P-12Performance-based Pay Systems
S.B. 458
Requires the Department of Education to review models for performance-based pay and bonuses for teachers, principals and superintendents and to adopt rules authorizing school administrative units to use a performance-based pay model for the remuneration of tea...

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ALSigned into law 05/2009P-12Superintendent Professional Development and Induction
S.B. 262
Directs the School Superintendents of Alabama to administer a professional development program for school superintendents of education. Requires the program to draw guidance from the National Staff Development Council definition of "professional development." ...

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GASigned into law 05/2009P-12Nepotism
H.B. 251- Section Affecting Superintendent Selection
This section of H.B. 251 prohibits any person from being eligible to be appointed, employed, or to serve as superintendent of schools of any county or independent school system who has an immediate family member sitting on the local board of education for such...

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ALAdopted 04/2009P-12Leadership Development
290-4-3
Repeals and rewrites rules regarding leadership development. Includes references to both the Alabama Definition of Professional Development and the Alabama Standards for Professional Development. Introduces the Office of Leadership Development, outlines the re...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009P-12Dismissal of Superintendent For Cause
S.B. 345
Allows a superintendent's employment contract with a school district to be terminated for cause and without the district having any further financial obligation to the superintendent if the district has been placed on fiscal distress by the Department of Educa...

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RIAdopted 03/2009P-12Standards for Educational Leadership
Standards for Educational Leadership
Establishes the standards for educational leadership in Rhode Island to provide an outline of the knowledge, skills and dispositions for educators who assume leadership responsibilities in elementary, middle and secondary schools. http://www2.sec.state.ri.us/d...

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NJSigned into law 10/2008P-12School Superintendent Reappointments
A.B. 1113
Eliminates one-year notice that a school district is required to give superintendent of schools if the district determines not to reappoint.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1500/1113_R1.PDF...

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IAAdopted 10/2008P-12Standards for Professional Administrators
IAC 282-14.114(272), 14.114(1), 14.114(2)
Adds requirements for a professional administrative license (five year). In addition to meeting requirements for the initial license, an administrator must successfully meet each standard.
(1) Shared vision. An educational leader promotes the success of all st...

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KYAdopted 10/2008P-12Professional Certificate for Instructional Leadership
16 KAR 3:050
Amends school principal certification requirements. Deletes pre-existing prerequisites. States that new prerequisites include:
(1) a master's degree
(2) at least 3 years of documented teaching experience
(3) a written statement of the candidate's knowledge and...

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SDAdopted 08/2008P-12CAREER/TECHNICAL EDUCATION, EARLY INTERVENTION RULES
24:10:42:24; 24:43:13:01; 24:43:13:02
Amends Career/Technical Education rules to improve the accountability system. Amends Early Intervention Program rules for clarification, eligibility changes and rate changes. Amends Accreditation and School Improvement rules regarding certification of non- cer...

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AKAdopted 08/2008P-12TEACHER CERTIFICATION TYPE B & TYPE F CERTIFICATES
4 AAC 12.345, .346, .350
Allows special service providers who hold a Type C certificate to be eligible for a Type F certificate with an endorsement as a special education administrator. Allows all holders of Type C special service certificates to be eligible for a Type B administrator...

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MASigned into law 08/2008P-12Principal Contracts
S.B. 273
Relates to defining school principal's contracts; provides for school principals entering into individual employment contracts with their employing districts; provides that subsequent contracts shall be treated as a school principal entering into his second co...

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NYSigned into law 08/2008P-12Administrator Training in Serving Autistic Children
S.B. 8497
Requires that each certified school administrator or supervisor assigned to be a special education administrator on or after September 2, 2009 be provided with enhanced training in the needs of autistic children. Requires individuals serving as special educati...

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WAAdopted 07/2008P-12CERTIFICATION STANDARDS
WAC 181-79A-211, -250
Amends rules relating to standards for teacher, administrator, and educational staff associate certification. WASHINGTON 28062
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=181-79A-211...

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NYSigned into law 07/2008P-12License Revocation for Conviction for Defrauding the Government
S.B. 8554
Requires the commissioner of education to revoke and annul the certificates of school administrators or supervisors for the conviction of felony defrauding of the government. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S08554&sh=t...

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LASigned into law 06/2008P-12Duties of a Superintendent
H.B. 306
Makes provisions relative to certain duties of a local public school superintendent, including but not limited to serving as school board secretary, applicable to Orleans Parish by removing certain exceptions, prohibitions and alternative requirements. http://...

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COSigned into law 05/2008P-12School Leadership Academy
H.B. 1386
Creates the school leadership academy program within the Department of Education to provide comprehensive leadership and professional training to qualified persons for leadership positions in public schools.
http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2008a/csl.nsf/...

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TNSigned into law 05/2008P-12Extension of Contracts for School Leaders
S.B. 2155
No school board may extend the contract of a director of schools without giving notice of intent to do so at least fifteen (15) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting at which action will be taken, giving notice as required, and including such proposed a...

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MSSigned into law 04/2008P-12Removal of Superintendents in Underperforming Districts
S.B. 2149
Provides that the appointed or elected superintendent of education in an underperforming school district for a specified number of consecutive school years shall be removed from office by the school board at the end of the school year. Provides for the appoint...

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TNSigned into law 03/2008P-12Notice
S.B. 3284
Requires local school boards to give the director of schools 10 days notice prior to a meeting about a director's termination, suspension, or contract extension.
http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills/currentga/BILL/SB3284.pdf...

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MSSigned into law 03/2008P-12Additional Training of School Board Members in Certain Districts
S.B. 2416
Relates to local school board members; increases the annual training requirements for local school board members in districts with failing schools or in districts where serious financial conditions exist; requires annual certification of such training.
http://...

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COSigned into law 03/2008P-12Special Employment for Military Spouses
H.B. 1162
Allows department of education to issue a military spouse interim authorization that allows to employ a person who is certified or licenced, or eligible for certificatiuon, as a teacher, special services provider, principal or administrator in another state an...

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OHAdopted 02/2008P-12PERFORMANCE-BASED LICENSURE FOR ADMINISTRATORS
OAC 3301-24-09
Rescinded old rules and adopted new rules regarding requirements for performance- based licensure for administrators. A beginning principal must be able to demonstrate success in each of the five areas described in this rule: 1) continuous improvement; 2) inst...

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IAAdopted 02/2008P-12GENERAL ACCREDITATION STANDARDS
IAC 281-12.7(256,284,284A), 12.7(1), 12.7(2), 72.9(1), 281-Chapter83, 281-83.1(284,284A), 281- 83.2(284,248A), 281-83.3(284), 83.3(1) through,83.3(4), 281-83.4(284),
Implements changes made to the Student Achievement and Teacher Quality program and the Beginning Administration Mentoring and Induction program. Adds standards and criteria by which AEA staff who meet the definition of teacher should be evaluated. Adds a new d...

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ORAdopted 01/2008P-12Teacher/Administrator Mentoring
OAR 581-020-0085, -0090
Establishes requirements for teacher and administrator mentoring programs. OREGON 29089...

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NJAdopted 08/2007P-12Professional Licensure Standards
NJAC 6A:9
Amends rules pertaining to professional licensure and standards. Strengthens the State licensure system based on professional standards for pre-service preparation, certification and professional development. Increases selected licensing fees. Establishes new ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12
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Community College
Whistleblower Act
H.B. 742
Amends the Whistleblower Act. Provides that an "employer" as defined in the act includes:
(1) A political subdivision of the state
(2) A unit of local government
(3) A school district, combination of school districts, or governing body of a joint agreement of ...

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NCSigned into law 07/2007P-12
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Community College
Standards for School Administrator Preparation Programs
H.B. 536
Directs the State Board of Education to adopt new standards for school administrator preparation programs offered by institutions of higher education.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2007/Bills/House/HTML/H536v2.html...

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ILAdopted 07/2007P-12Task Force to Improve School Leadership
H.J.R. 66
Directs the state board of education, the board of higher education, and the office of the governor to jointly appoint a task force to recommend a sequence of strategic steps to implement improvements in school leadership preparation in the state. Directs the ...

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LAAdopted 07/2007P-12Standards for Educational Leaders in Louisiana
LAC 28:CXXXVII.Chapters 1-5
Creates the Educational Leader Standards guide to identify the knowledge, skills, performances and dispositions of effective educational leaders. Pages 1-5 of http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/osr/reg/0707/0707RUL.pdf...

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PASigned into law 07/2007P-12Leadership
H.B. 842, Sections on Leadership
Section 3 is amended to require that any superintendent candidate has completed a program that included the Pennsylvania leadership standards or an equivalent program. Also requires the completion of an induction program of not more than 36 hours in any one ye...

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MEAdopted 06/2007P-12Qualifying Exams for Teachers and Administrators
05-071-13
Amends rules relating to the qualifying examinations for teachers, education specialists and administrators. MAINE 8619
http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/05/071/071c013.doc...

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ORSigned into law 06/2007P-12Teacher and Administrator Mentoring Program
H.B. 2574
Modifies the beginning teacher and administrator mentoring program; adds to the qualifications and specifies training for mentors; increases the amount of grants-in-aid per teacher or administrator that a school district may receive; allows the Department of E...

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ORSigned into law 06/2007P-12Administrator Contracts
S.B. 384
Prohibits a school or education service district or a public charter school from entering into a contract with an administrator that obligates district or school to compensate the administrator for work not performed; defines administrator; establishes conditi...

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TXSigned into law 06/2007P-12Employers for Education Excellence Award
S.B. 1433
Requires the State Board of Education (board) to create the Employers for Education Excellence Award, to encourage businesses to implement policies that allow their employees to attend parent-teacher conferences, volunteer at schools, and participate in mentor...

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TXSigned into law 06/2007P-12Roles of and Relationship Between Boards and Superintendents
H.B. 2563
Clarifies the precise roles and relationship between boards and superintendents. Provides the major responsibilities of a board in a way that parallels the major responsibilities of a superintendent.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/pdf/HB0256...

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GASigned into law 05/2007P-12School Administrative Managers
S.B. 72 (Section 2)
Authorizes local districts to hire school administrative managers in lieu of or in addition to assistant principals. Provides that such school administrative managers are not required to be certificated by the professional standards commission but must meet lo...

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OKSigned into law 05/2007P-12District Administrator Qualifications
H.B. 1477
Revises qualifications necessary for district superintendents. The certification requirements for a superintendent of schools not alternatively certified under subsection D of this section are required to include not less than: 1. Certification as a school pr...

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IASigned into law 05/2007P-12Student Achievement/Teacher Quality program
S.F. 277 - funding provisions
Allocates $173,943,894 -- $69,600,000 above FY07. Includes $20 million for professional development; $250,000 for new administrator mentoring and induction; $1.8 Million for Teacher Development Academy expansion; $4.4 million for teacher mentoring and inductio...

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WASigned into law 04/2007P-12Leadership Academy, Teacher Recruitment and Development
S.B. 5955
Enacts provisions addressing a state leadership academy, teacher preparation and certification programs, teacher professional development programs, and a teacher recruitment
program are enacted.

Establishes a public-private partnership to develop, pilot, and...

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NMSigned into law 04/2007P-12
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Minimum Compensation for Principals and Assistant Principals
H.B. 35
Changes the calculation for minimum salaries of school principals and assistant school principals.
http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/07%20Regular/final/HB0035.pdf...

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UTAdopted 04/2007P-12ADMINISTRATION/SUPERVISORY CERTIFICATES AND PROGRAMS
R277-505
Updates language regarding administrative license areas of concentration positions and requirements and district-specific/charter school- specific administrator standards; Provides a new section on reciprocity for administrative credentials;removes outdated la...

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VAPassed 02/2007P-12Commonwealth Educational Roundtable
H.J. 622
This joint resolution of the legislature requests the Board of Education to establish and regularly convene a Commonwealth Educational Roundtable to facilitate the implementation and continuation of efforts to improve and sustain quality educational leadership...

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COSigned into law 05/2006P-12Principal Evaluations and Development
H.B. 1001
Concerns principals in public schools; requires the state board of education to direct the department of education annually to survey school district superintendents who employ new principals; requires school districts to provide observations and written evalu...

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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12School Leader Professional Development
H.B. 7087 (Section 63)
There is established the William Cecil Golden Professional Development Program for school leaders to provide high standards and sustained support for principals as instructional leaders. The program will consist of a collaborative network of state and national...

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KYSigned into law 04/2006P-12Redesigning Leadership Preparation and Professional Development Programs
H.J.R. 14
Directs the executive director of the Education Professional Standards Board with the cooperation of the commissioner of education and the president of the Council on Postsecondary Education to establish an interagency task force to collaborate with public and...

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VASigned into law 02/2006P-12Teacher Licensure and Education
S.B. 74
Revises statutes governing teacher licensure regulations and regulation of teacher education programs by repealing the current statutes and reenacting teacher licensure and teacher education program provisions. The bill provides that the Board of Education (BO...

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OHAdopted 02/2006P-12Alternative Licenses for Administrators
OAC 3301-24-05, -12, -13
Amends rules relating to temporary licenses, alternativesuperintendent licenses, alternative administrative specialist licenses, and relinquishment of a license or teaching field. OHIO 12529...

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LAAdopted 12/2005P-12Certification of Out-of-State Principals
LAC 28:I.903
Authorizes certification as a principal in Louisiana of an individual who has an out-of-state certification as a principal.
Page 36 of 106: http://www.doa.state.la.us/osr/reg/0512/0512RUL.pdf...

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NMRule Adoption 10/2005P-12Performance Evaluation Requirements for Administrators
NMAC 6.69.3, 6.69.3.1, 6.69.3.2, 6.69.3.6
Governs performance evaluation requirements for administrators. Identifies specific evaluation/supervision competencies and indicators for administrators. NEW MEXICO REG 4427 (SN)

http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/nmac/parts/title06/06.069.0003.htm...

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CA09/2005P-12Administrator Training Program
H.B. 430
This bill would change the name of the Principal Training Program to the Administrator Training Program and would change the reference
"schoolsite administrator" to "school administrator." The bill would require the State Department of Education, by July 1, 20...

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RIAdopted 09/2005P-12Requirements for Secondary Principal's Certificate
Sections I and II
Adopts rules regarding the requirements for the secondary principal's certificate. Outlines rules for Certificate of Eligibility for Employment (CEE) be valid for three years and Professional Certificate be valid for five years. RHODE ISLAND REG 2441 (SN)...

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MSRule Adoption 08/2005P-12Validated Personnel Appraisal Instrument
Uncodified
Amends rules concerning the Validated Personnel Appraisal Instrument for superintendents, central office staff, and principals. Increases the standard (cut score) as part of the evaluation process for priority schools as recommended by the Standard Setting Com...

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ILSigned into law 07/2005P-12Reclassification of Principals
S.B. 427
In a Section regarding reclassification of principals in school districts other than the Chicago school district, provides that upon non-renewal of a principal's administrative contract, the principal shall be reclassified pursuant to the Section (requires wri...

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LASigned into law 07/2005P-12Employment and Removal of Superintendent
H.B. 429
Relative to the employment and removal of a superintendent of schools by a local public school board, provides for such employment pursuant to a written employment contract that includes specific performance objectives; grants certain rights under specified ci...

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LASigned into law 06/2005P-12Principal Certification
S.B. 236
Provides that any principal who holds a valid out-of-state principal certificate, has at least four years of successful teaching experience in another state and has completed one year of employment as a principal in a La. public school system may be issued a L...

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OKSigned into law 05/2005P-12Alternative Certification for Administrators
H.B. 1390
An Act amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 6-189, which relates to licensure and certification; modifies requirements for alternative certification for superintendent of schools and principal; requires filing of a plan; provides for consideration of work and course...

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COSigned into law 04/2005P-12Educator Licensure
H.B. 1026
Authorizes the state board to establish procedures for the filing and investigation of complaints alleging conduct that, if true, may establish grounds for denying, annulling, revoking or suspending an educator license or certificate.

Allows a person who conv...

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MD(S) THIRD READING PASSED WITH AMENDMENTS (44-2) 04/2005P-12Principals - Fellowship and Leadership Development Program
H.B. 995
Establishing the statewide Principal Fellowship and Leadership Development Program in the State Department of Education; requiring the Department to develop criteria for the selection of fellows and receiving schools; authorizing the State Superintendent of Sc...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005P-12Leadership Academy School Support Program
H.B. 2434
Creates the Arkansas Leadership Academy School Support Program to train principals and teachers in schools and districts designated as being in school improvement. Specifies that any school district in school improvement may be invited, strongly encouraged, or...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005P-12School District Coordinator and Executive Council
S.B. 490
Permits any county that contains all or part of six or more districts to create an executive council and a school district coordinator. Establishes membership of executive council and duties and powers of school district coordinator. http://www.arkleg.state.ar...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12
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Community College
Student Achievement Improvement
H.B. 93 (Section 1, multiple provisions)
Sets forth legislative intent related to early diagnosis of and intervention for elementary students struggling in reading and mathematics, state student achievement goals, provision and quality of diagnostic and intervention services to students below profici...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12Instructional Leadership
H.B. 301
Effective July 2006, requires an instructional leader to complete an intensive annual training program of a minimum of 21 hours a year and approved by the state board of education. Mandates that state board include a provision to allow an instructional leader ...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12Roles of School Councils, Local Boards and Superintendents in Achieving State Education Goals
H.B. 93 (Section 1, paragraphs 8-10)
(8) School councils at all school levels are encouraged to identify and allocate resources to qualified teachers to become coaches or mentors in mathematics or coaches or mentors in reading with a focus on improving student achievement in their respective scho...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12Education Professional Standards
H.B. 183
Allows a one-year certificate to be granted an individual bearing all other qualifications except the assessments and selected as an assistant principal in a district where the superintendent certifies to the Education Professional Standards Board that there i...

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VARule Adoption 03/2005P-12Licensure Regulations for School Personnel
8 VAC 20-21-580
Requires that individuals seeking initial licensure as a principle or assistant princial on and after July 1, 2005, must pass the School Leaders Licensure Assessment. VIRGINIA REG 5154 (SN)...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005P-12Educational Financial Accounting and Reporting
H.B. 1568
Expands upon the Arkansas Educational Financial Accounting and Reporting Act of 2004. Requires charter schools to follow the financial reporting procedures required of public school districts. Expands upon and clarifies initial and ongoing training requirement...

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OKEmergency Rule Adoption 02/2005P-12Alternative Licensure and Certification of Administrative Personnel
OAC 210:20-9-188
Establishes emergency rules to identify requirements for individuals seeking alternative certification as a school administrator and adds competency areas individuals must gain understanding in prior to alternative certification as school administrator. OKLAHO...

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DERule Adoption 02/2005P-12Certification - Supervisor of Special Education
14 DAC 309
Repeals regulation relating to the Certification for an Administrative Supervisor of Special Education, which is necessary as it is being incorporated into the Director of Special Education regulation as part of the Professional Standards Board's continuing ef...

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DERule Adoption 02/2005P-12Certification - Director of Special Education
14 DAC 307 and 1523, 1.0 - 3.0
Amends regulation applying to the certification of educators as Directors of Special Education. Aligns regulation with statutory changes and requires that a candidate complete an NCATE or NASDTEC approved educator preparation program or an approved alternative...

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ORAdopted 12/2004P-12Licensing Standards
OAR 584-005-0005 thru -100-0071 non seq.
Amends rules governing licensing standards. Updates standards for the Initial Administrator's License and Continuing Administrator License. Eliminates limitation on renewals for Initial Teaching License and spells out requirements and effective date and ongoin...

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GAAdopted 10/2004P-12Educator Certification
GAC 505-2-.03 thru .355 (non seq)
Clarifies rules regarding educator certification. Includes general rules, teaching field rules, service field rules and leadership field rules. http://rules.sos.state.ga.us/cgi-bin/page.cgi?g=PROFESSIONAL_STANDARDS_COMMISSION%2FCERTIFICATION%2Findex.html&d=1...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Areas of Instruction in the Principal Training Program
A.B. 3001 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 8: This bill would require that instruction and training in the Principal Training Program run by the state superintendent include instruction related to personnel management, including hiring, recruitment and retention practices and misassignments of cer...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Cash Settlement for Terminated Superintendent
A.B. 2525 (multiple provisions)
Existing law prohibits a local agency employer that terminates its contract of employment with its district superintendent of schools from providing a cash or noncash settlement to its superintendent in an amount that is greater than the superintendent's month...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Principal Training Program
A.B. 164
Authorizes training plans for high school principals to include professional development activities that include coaching, mentorship, assistance and intensive support customized to meet the individual needs of high school administrators. http://www.leginfo.ca...

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ILEmergency Rule Adoption 08/2004P-12Requirements for Renewal of Certificates
23 IAC 25.11 thru .945(non seq), Appendix D
Clarifies rules regarding changes made to the requirements for renewal of teaching and administrative certificates, teachers' movement from the initial to the standard certificate, and certification testing for out-ot-state applicants. ILLINOIS REG 11953 (SN) ...

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HISigned into law 07/2004P-12Education Reform
H.B. 2002
The education reform in this Act shall be known as the "Reinventing Education Act of 2004." The provisions include (1) establishing a weighted student formula; (2) providing additional information technology; (3) empowering principals through a Hawaii principa...

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MISigned into law 06/2004P-12School Administrator Continuing Education
S.B. 1073
Clarifies requirement for school administrator continuing education as occurring each 5-year period following initial employment.

http://www.michiganlegislature.org/documents/2003-2004/publicact/pdf/2004-PA-0148.pdf...

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COSigned by Governor 05/2004P-12Educator Licensure
H.B. 1104
Concerns educator licensure. Provides requirements for authorization of adjunct instructor, special services intern, emergency applicant, temporary educator, substitute, teacher in residence, career and technical educator, school speech-language pathology assi...

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DERule Adoption 05/2004P-12Administrative Certification
14 DAC 1530 -- 1532
Amends regulations relating to Certification Administrative - Principal/Assistant Principal, School Leader I, and School Leader II. Renames regulations to be consistent with the titles of other Standard Certificate regulations. http://legis.state.de.us/LIS/Reg...

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HIVeto override 05/2004P-12Reinventing Education Act of 2004
S.B. 3238
Establishes a weighted student formula; provides additional information technology; empowers principals through a Hawaii principals academy and other means; strengthens community involvement through school community councils and parent-community networking cen...

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KSSigned into law 05/2004P-12Multiple Provisions
S.B. 304
Concerns the computation of the amount of state financial aid received by school districts that consolidate;
establishes the Center for Innovative School Leadership; establishes membership requirements of school site councils, allows self-administration of ast...

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VASigned into law 04/2004P-12Substantial Amendments to the Standards of Learning
H.B. 1014
Amends section 22.1-253.13:1 and 22.1-253.13:2 . Specifies that the Standards of Learning form the core of Virginia's educational program and other educational objectives. Specifies that the state board must, at a minimum, define Standards of Learning for Eng...

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KYSigned into law 04/2004P-12Education Professional Standards Board
H.B. 152
Updates language relating to a superintendent's certificate and the role of the Education Professional Standards Board; clarifies timelines, deletes obsolete statements; provides gender neutral language to provisions governing school district superintendents. ...

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WASigned into law 03/2004P-12
Postsec.
School District Superintendent Credentialing
S.B. 6407
Concerns school district superintendent credential preparation programs; eliminates the requirement that the training for such credential be given by the University of Washington and Washington State University only....

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IAAdopted 03/2004P-12Superintendent Endorsement
282 IAC 14.142
Clarifies rules to combine the superintendent endorsement with the AEA administrator endorsement and modifies requirements to include national standards for school leaders. ...

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COSigned into law 03/2004P-12Education Administrators
H.B. 1092
Teachers who have served in an administrative capacities may be assigned to another available position for which they are qualified at the salary corresponding to the position. http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2004a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/32C9B0113B69294B87256D7C0...

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VASigned into law 03/2004P-12Licensure of Principals
H.B. 573
Relates to licensure requirements for principals and other school leaders....

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SDSigned into law 02/2004P-12School Administrator Certification
S.B. 173
Clarifies the alternative certification requirements for school administrators....

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ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12Master School Principal Programs
S.B. 46
Improves school performance by creating the master school principal program; provides for annual bonuses for qualified principals serving in schools in academic distress. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/SB46.pdf...

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NYSigned into law 11/2003P-12Salary Cap for a District Superintendent
S.B. 4452
Relates to setting of salary cap for a district superintendent beginning in 2003-2004 which is either 106% of the cap in the preceding year or 98% of the commissioner's salary in the 2003-2004 school year, whichever is less; provides that an employee of a boar...

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NYRule Adoption 07/2003P-12Requirements for Educational Leadership Programs
NYCRR 8 52.21
Amends rules improving the preparation of education leaders by establishing new requirements for college programs that prepare school business leaders, school district leaders, and school district business leaders. NEW YORK REG 15846 (SN)...

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NCSigned into law 07/2003P-12School Principal Contracts
S.B. 955
The initial contract between a school administrator and a local board of education shall be for two to four years, ending on June 30 of
the final 12 months of the contract. In the case of a subsequent contract between a principal or assistant principal and a l...

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NJSigned into law 06/2003P-12School Boards 457 Deferred Compensation Plans
A.B. 3385
Authorizes boards of education to establish tax- sheltered deferred compensation plans under section 457 of the federal Internal Revenue Code. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2002/Bills/A3500/3385_I1.PDF...

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ALSigned into law 06/2003P-12Administrator Accountability Act
S.B. 10
Amends the Administrator Accountability Act (formerly Teacher Accountability Act), including assistant principals, instruction supervisors, and financial officers; provides for contract employment for term, cancellation for cause provisions during contract, us...

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OKSigned into law 06/2003P-12Oklahoma Commission For Teacher Preparation
H.B. 1169
Makes an appropriation to the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation; states purposes; provides for the budgeting of funds in certain categories and amounts; requires performance measures for budget categories; provides for duties and compensation of empl...

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TXSigned into law 05/2003P-12Public School Principal Employment Contracts
S.B. 1394
Current law provides that a principal be employed under a probationary contract the first year of employment with a school district, regardless
of experience with other districts. Senate Bill 1394 allows school districts the option of offering term contracts t...

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OKSigned into law 05/2003P-12
H.B. 1438
The requirements for a certificate for superintendents and principal are to include not less than completion of a standard master's degree, completion of a program in education administration approved by the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation with an ...

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LASigned into law 05/2003P-12Testing Requirement for School Administrator Certification
H.B. 569
Requires, for initial certification as a principal or superintendent, the passage of an appropriate assessment instrument; authorizes the state board of elementary and secondary education to select the appropriate assessment instrument for such certification a...

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MDSigned into law 05/2003P-12Bargaining Representation for Baltimore Paraprofessionals and Administrators
H.B. 778
Includes supervisory noncertificated employees in the definition of public school employee as it applies to provisions that relate to organizations of employees in Baltimore County. States that of three permitted organizations in Baltimore County to be exclus...

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MDVetoed 05/2003P-12Study Commission on Educators' Time and Paperwork
H.B. 873
Establishes a Study Commission on Educators' Time and Paperwork. Specifies the composition, powers, and duties of the commission. Provides a specified staff for the commission. Requires the commission to report findings and recommendations, including any propo...

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MDVetoed 05/2003P-12Educators' Time and Paperwork
S.B. 558
Establishes a Study Commission of Educators' Time and Paperwork; establishes membership of commission. Requires the commission to: (1) conduct a survey and collect information relating to the issue of workload, administrative and bureaucratic tasks, and other...

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NESigned into law 05/2003P-12
Postsec.
Postsecondary Student Fees
L.B. 685
LB 685, as amended, includes provisions from LB's 264, 683 and 684 pertaining to teacher certification and private postsecondary
career schools. Changes provisions relating to the issuance of administrator and teacher education certificates and permits to prov...

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OKSigned into law 05/2003P-12Superintendents of Technology Center School Districts
S.B. 628
The requirements for a certificate for superintendent of a technology center school district must include not less than a standard master's degree, such other professional education requirements as may be fixed by the state board, and a minimum of four (4) yea...

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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12Licensure of Elementary and Secondary Principals
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Requires the state board of educational examiners to adopt criteria for administrative endorsements that allow one to obtain an endorsement to work as an elementary or secondary principal regardless of the grade level at which the individual accrued teaching e...

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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12Temporary Administrator Contracts
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Allows a temporary contract to be given to an administrator to fill a vacancy created by an administrator's taking of military leave. The contract must automatically terminate when the administrator on military leave returns to resume his position. The holde...

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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12Concurrent Employment as Superintendent and Secondary School Principal
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Adds that an individual working for a school or school district may also be employed as a secondary principal in the same school or district. Prior language allowed a superintendent to be concurrently employed as an elementary principal, which provision still...

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NDSigned into law 04/2003P-12School District Reports
H.B. 1295
1. Before September eleventh of each year, each school district is requried to report the following information to the superintendent of public instruction, with respect to each teacher and class of teachers and with respect to each administrator and class of...

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KSSigned into law 04/2003P-12Name, Position, and Salary of Local Administrators
S.B. 82
On or before October 1 of each year, requires the board of education of each school district to provide to a newspaper of general
circulation within the district a statement showing the name, position and salary of the superintendent, deputy superintendents, a...

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KYSigned into law 03/2003P-12Directors of Pupil Personnel in School Districts
H.B. 224
Allows a local superintendent to waive the requirement that a director of pupil personnel in a district devote his or her entire time to the duties of the office. The superintendent must report this action to the commissioner of education. http://www.lrc.state...

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NMSigned into law 03/2003P-12Accountability, Evaluation of Personnel
H.B. 212 (Omnibus Bill)
Adds Section 22-10A-19. Requires state board to adopt criteria an minimum highly objective uniform statewide standards of evaluation for the annual performance evaluation of licensed school employees. Classroom observation must be part of this standard. Set...

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NMSigned into law 03/2003P-12Duties of Principals
H.B. 212 (Omnibus Bill)
Adds Section 22-10A-8. Duties include hiring, etc. of personnel; evaluation of school employees, as well as improvement plans for them; take disciplinary action against employees; develop budget with input from school council....

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NMSigned into law 03/2003P-12Duties of the Superintendent
H.B. 212 (Omnibus Bill)
Adds Section 22-5-14. Specifies that the superintendent is the CEO of the district. Duties are to carry out policies and rules of the state board and the local board; administer and supervise the district; employ, fix salaries of, assign, terminate or discha...

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UTSigned into law 03/2003P-12Duties of Boards
S.B. 154 (Omnibus Bill)
Section 53A-3-402 requires local boards to implement the core curriculum using instructional materials that best correlate to the core curriculum and graduation requirements; administer required tests and create plans to improve student progress; use progress-...

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VASigned into law 03/2003P-12School Superintendent Contracts
S.B. 756
Requires any local school board, in renegotiating a division superintendent contract to hold at least 1 public hearing prior to issuing final approval of such action....

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UTSigned into law 03/2003P-12Non-Traditional Superintendents
H.B. 149
Relates to school district administrator amendments; allows a local board to hire a superintendent with outstanding professional qualifications who does not hold an administrative or supervisory license....

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MSSigned into law 03/2003P-12
Community College
Schools
H.B. 744
Changes repealer from 2003 to 2007 on 1) the School Crisis Management Program, 2) the transfer of the industrial and adult short-term training programs to the State Board of Community Colleges, 3) the School Administrator Sabbatical Leave Program, 4) the secti...

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SDSigned into law 03/2003P-12School Administrator Certification
S.B. 71
Provides for the certification of school administrators. The alternative certification program is to be delivered by an accredited college or university with an approved program or endorsement program in the discipline. It must be delivered in coordination wi...

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UTSigned into law 03/2003P-12Superintendent, Other Administrator Qualifications
S.B. 154 (Omnibus Bill)
Section 53A-3-301and 53A-6-110 are amended to allow local boards to hire a person with outstanding professional qualifications to serve as superintendent or any other administrative/supervisory position without holding an administrative/supervisory license. B...

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MAPocket Veto by GOVERNOR. 01/2003P-12Principal Contracts
S.B. 2079
Relates to defining principal's contracts....

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NYVetoed 12/2002P-12Salary Caps
A.B. 7535
Adjusts the salary cap for district superintendents appointed by a board of cooperative educational services to 98% of the Education Commissioners salary for the current fiscal year....

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HISigned into law 07/2002P-12Licensing of Administrators
S.B. 2270
Implements a study pertaining to licensing of educational administrators; takes the foundational steps towards establishing an independent body to set and monitor standards for school administrators. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2002/bills/sb2270_cd1_....

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COSigned into law 06/2002P-12Teacher in Residence Programs
H.B. 1300
Permits individual to be employed as a resident teacher (emergency certified) in special education for three years. Beginning in the 2003-04 school year, an emergency-certified individual beginning a second or subsequent year of teaching may work only as a res...

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COSigned into law 06/2002P-12Performance-Based Principal Preparation Programs
S.B. 152
Requires the Colorado Commission on Higher Education to approve a plan by July 1, 2003 for establishing the program requirements for principal preparation programs at postsecondary institutions. The commission, in collaboration with the state board and postse...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12Prince George's County Governance and Administration
H.B. 949
Establishes appointed New Prince George's County Board of Education and requirements for membership. Provides for compensation of board members. Allows for nonvoting student member. Establishes Chief Executive Officer as executive officer, secretary, and treas...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12Baltimore School Board and CEO Requirements, District Bonding, Baltimore Principal Development Program, Environmental Hazards
H.B. 853
Increases maximum of aggregate principal amount of bonds outstanding that Baltimore district may hold from $25 million to $75 million. Require Baltimore board and CEO to ensure increased community involvement and outreach in support of the city's public school...

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AZSigned into law 05/2002P-12Duties and Powers of County Superintendent
H.B. 2284
Designates the office of county school superintendent as a local education service agency that is eligible to provide programs to school districts and charter schools within the county; authorizes the superintendent to provide discretionary programs and establ...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12Education Code Re-Write: Personnel Nominations
S.B. 20E
Allows school boards more time to decide on personnel nominations when the Legislature adjourns before May 31....

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12Education Code Re-Write: Hiring of Uncertified Principals
S.B. 20E
Permits local boards to hire principals lacking educator certification, as long as the board provides alternative certification for the principal through its own written alternative principal certification policy. (see bill section 55, page 93, line 20). http:...

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IASigned into law 05/2002P-12Teacher Induction, Evaluation, Early Retirement Incentives, Administrator Preparation and Certification, Minimum Teacher Salary Requirements, Statewide Career Path Pilot Program
H.B. 2549
Requires state board to establish standards for district and area education agency career development programs and for individual teacher career development plans. Requires state director to develop a transition plan for implementation of the career developmen...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12Principal Training Pilot Program
H.B. 7
Establishes the Principal Training Pilot Program; requires that the State Board of Education award incentive funding under the program to provide school principals with instruction and training in specified and optional areas; establishes eligibility requireme...

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MSSigned into law 04/2002P-12Nontraditional Teacher Education, Certification, Inservice and Mentoring; Transitional Bilingual Teacher Certification; Qualifications of Nontraditional Administrator Certification Candidates
S.B. 2370
Establishes requirements for nontraditional teacher preparation and licensure through the Teach Mississippi Institute (TMI), as well as mentoring and induction program for nontraditionally certified teachers. Establishes license certification for transitional...

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MSSigned into law 04/2002P-12Extended Day/Year Program Funding, Field Trip Costs, Provision of Staff Development, School Board Member and Principal Development Requirements
H.B. 494
Allows any local school district to fund extended day and -year programs for kindergarten or compulsory age students through sources other than the adequate education program. Permits local boards to expend funds from any available sources to help defray costs...

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TNSigned into law 04/2002P-12Transfer of Employees
S.B. 2175
Provides that the Director of Schools rather than the board of education would have the authority to transfer teachers from one
position to another at his or her option. http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills/currentga/Chapter/PC0586.pdf...

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MESigned into law 03/2002P-12Teacher and Administrator Certification Changes
H.B. 1517
Amends the laws regarding the certification for school administrators and teachers by incorporating performance standards for provisional teacher certification; allows the State Board of Education to determine competency areas for school administrators....

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VASigned into law 03/2002P-12Superintendent Contracts
H.B. 434, S.B. 439
Makes the implementation of any superintendent resignation, retirement, or other financial package and contract negotiation or renegotiation by a school board whose members are elected in whole or in part and of which one or more member's term is to expire wit...

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WASigned into law 03/2002P-12Administrator Qualifications
H.B. 2415
Public school principals and vice principals must hold or have held either valid teacher certificates or valid educational staff associate certificates. Persons who hold or have held valid educational staff associate certificates must also have demonstrated su...

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CASigned into law 09/2001P-12Principal Training Program
A.B. 75
Establishes, until a certain date, the Principal Training Program to provide incentive funding to provide school site administrators with instruction and training. Requires the State Board of Education, with the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, to develop ...

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LASigned into law 06/2001P-12National Board Certification Eligibility for Administrators
S.B. 114
Adds school administrators as eligible to earn the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certification salary adjustment of $ 5000 and extends the period of eligibility for such adjustment to certified by 7/1/10....

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ALSigned into law 05/2001P-12Superintendent Legal/Financial Training
S.B. 93
Relates to local superintendent of education, newly elected or appointed, required to complete financial and legal training program; relates to committee establishment to develop and implement....

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TXSigned into law 05/2001P-12Severance Payments
S.B. 1446
Requires the commissioner to reduce a district's Foundation School Program funds by any amount paid to a terminated superintendent if it exceeds the amount earned by the superintendent under the contract as of the date of termination, including any amount that...

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NVSigned into law 05/2001P-12Administrator Contracts
A.B. 130
If a postprobationary teacher who is an administrator is not reemployed as an administrator after either year of his probationary period, and there is a position as a teacher available for the ensuing school year in the school district in which the person is e...

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HISigned into law 05/2001P-12Compensation for Educational Officers
S.B. 1385
Requires the board of education to adopt a classification and compensation structure for education officers that more accurately reflects the level of work being performed....

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HISigned into law 05/2001P-12Incentives to keep exemplary principals and vice-principals at the school level
S.B. 530
Provides incentives to keep exemplary principals and vice-principals at the school level; encourages exemplary principals and vice principals to accept long-term assignments to hard-to-staff schools, special needs schools, and schools with high teacher turnove...

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HISigned into law 05/2001P-12Qualifications for Principals and Vice-Principals
H.B. 469
Repeals the requirement that principals and vice-principals have served as teachers for a period of not less than 5 years; requires principals and vice-principals to have appropriate school-level experience as determined by the department of education....

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INSigned into law 05/2001P-12Principals' Performance Evaluations
S.B. 204
Provides that a school principal's performance evaluation may not be based wholly on Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress (ISTEP) scores of students in the principal's school, but the scores may be used as one factor in the evaluation; authorizes...

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NCSigned into law 05/2001P-12Non-Certificated Administrators
S.B. 378
Permits an individual who has leadership, management and administrative ability in a field other than education to serve as a local superintendent of schools....

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SCSigned into law 05/2001P-12Section 4
H.B. 3534
Amends Section 59-18-1930. The Education Oversight Committee shall provide for a comprehensive review of state and local professional development to include principal leadership development and teacher staff development. The review must provide an analysis of...

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TNSigned into law 05/2001P-12Hiring of Superintendents
H.B. 389
Requires boards of education to announce when applications for superintendent are to be submitted and when superintendent will be employed. - Amends TCA Section 49-2-203....

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WASigned into law 05/2001P-12Superintendent Review Committees
H.B. 1256
Amends educational service districts' superintendent review committees composition to include a subcommittee of the board, two school district superintendents from within the educational service district selected by the educational service district board, and ...

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WVSigned into law 05/2001P-12School Personnel Laws
S.B. 227
Requires first-class permits for superintendents; provides that principals chair the process for interviewing prospective professional and paraprofessional employees; requires superintendent to allow principals the opportunity to interview and make recommendat...

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WVVetoed 05/2001P-12Absence of Principals
H.B. 2954
Limits absences of school principals from school duties to attend the principals academy....

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NDSigned into law 04/2001P-12Standards for Teachers, Administrators
H.B. 1045
Relates to elementary and secondary education provisions addressed in the creation of North Dakota Century Code; relates to administration, boards, teacher licenses; school guidance and counseling services; special education; vocational and technology educatio...

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MDSigned into law 04/2001P-12Retirement Allowances for Teachers and, Principals
H.B. 442, S.B. 221
Exempts from an offset of a retirement allowance, retirees of the Teachers' Retirement System or the Teachers' Pension System who are reemployed as principals and supervisors of principals; requires county boards of education to provide information to the Stat...

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SDSigned into law 03/2001P-12Code of Ethics
S.B. 153
Subjects uncertified school administrators to a code of ethics....

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VASigned into law 03/2001P-12Admission Contingent on Accreditation
S.B. 1324
Provides that the failure of a Virginia public high school to achieve full accreditation pursuant to the Standards of Accreditation promulgated by the board of education shall not be the sole criterion for denial of admission and enrollment of a student gradua...

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MSSigned into law 03/2001P-12Administrator Sabbatical Leave Program Extended
S.B. 2229
Extends the automatic repealer in the school administrator sabbatical leave program....

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NESigned into law 03/2001P-12Certification Assessment Requirements
L.B. 314
LB 314 exempts certain applicants for an entry-level teacher or administrator certificate from the requirement to take and pass a basic skills competency examination. An applicant is exempted from the test if the person has a certificate issued by another stat...

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WYSigned into law 02/2001P-12Superintendents Exempt From Requirements
S.B. 126
Exempts district superintendents from certification requirements by the Wyoming professional teaching standards board....

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CAVetoed 09/2000P-12California New Administrator Support Program
A.B. 1892
Establishes, subject to an appropriation in the Budget Act, the California New Administrator Support Program to be administered by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, consistent with policy direction from the State Board of Education....

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12Whistleblower Protection Act
A.B. 2472
Relates to the California Whistleblower Protection Act which provides that a state employee who files a written complaint with his or her supervisor, manager, or the appointing power, alleging actual or attempted acts of reprisal, retaliation, threats, coercio...

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HISigned into law 06/2000P-12Create group to review admin. rules
H.B. 1874
Relates to educational accountability; establishes an interagency educational accountability working group to review agency administrative rules, policies, procedures, and practices, and temporarily suspends them, subject to the approval of the Board of Educat...

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CTSigned into law 06/2000P-12Teacher and Administrator Certification Restrictions for Felons
H.B. 5317
Bars State Board of Education from issuing a teacher or administrator license to anyone convicted of certain felonies for 5 years after serving sentence; makes changes in education law relative to employees suspected of child abuse, ...

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ALSigned into law 05/2000P-12Teacher and Principal Performance
H.B. 285
Provides for the Teacher Accountability Act; provides for performance-based contracts for principals; provides for alternative principal certification procedures; provides hearing procedures to challenge employment action taken against a principal; establishes...

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COSigned into law 05/2000P-12Administrative Licensure
S.B. 160
Clarifies that licensure is not a condition of employment for administrators. The board of a school district may enter into an employment contract with any person to serve as an administrator based upon qualifications set by the board. Retains current licensur...

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MDSigned into law 05/2000P-12Re-employment of Retired Principals
S.B. 220
Exempts from an offset of a retirement allowance retirees of the Teachers' Retirement System or the Teachers' Pension System who are employed in specified personnel positions; requires county boards of education to provide information to the State Retirement A...

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KYVetoed 04/2000P-12Employees
S.B. 287
Permits the spouse of a principal to work in the principal's school if the district contains elementary schools, 1 middle school and 1 high school; changes references from "chief state school officer" to the "commissioner of education"; provides that contract ...

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MSSigned into law 04/2000P-12Financial Incentives for Schools
H.B. 1134
Establishes and implements a superior-performing and exemplary schools program for identifying and granting financial incentives to low performing schools that improve and to the highest performing schools in their classification; provides for school improveme...

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HISigned into law 04/2000P-12Increases Administrator Availability
S.B. 2830
Allows experienced principals and vice principals from other public or private schools to seek school administrator positions without first serving as teachers or exchange principals in Hawaii schools....

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KYSigned into law 04/2000P-12Finance Officers
H.B. 668
Requires the local school superintendent to appoint a finance officer who shall be responsible financial management for that district; requires training and continuing education; requires notification of property tax assessments from the Revenue Cabinet before...

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MSSigned into law 04/2000P-12Principal Support Pilot Program
H.B. 295
Deletes the requirement that school districts participate annually in the principal support pilot program....

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OKSigned into law 04/2000P-12Training for School Administrators
S.B. 1178
Relates to the Corporation Commission; allows use of monies of the Oklahoma Telecommunications Technology Training Fund for training of school administrators....

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KYSigned into law 04/2000P-12Superintendent Contracts
H.B. 420
Permits a local board to enter into a contract with a superintendent of schools for a term of no more than 3 years that is extended annually for a 1 year period upon evaluation and approval of the board; specifies procedures for contract extensions....

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OHSigned into law 04/2000P-12Evaluation of Administrative Personnel
S.B. 77
Makes certain changes concerning the termination, suspension, and evaluation of certain administrative personnel of school districts and educational service centers....

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12Omnibus Bill - Superintendent Reports to School Boards Component
H.B. 1187
Requires local school superintendents to make reports to their local boards and to the public in response to financial deficits or budget irregularities. The State Board of Education shall require local boards to do corrective action plans. ...

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12Omnibus Bill - Principal Evaluation
H.B. 1187
Principals and assistant principals must be evaluated by a trained evaluator and may be evaluated by the teachers in the school , if required by the local school superintendent. All certificated personnel must be evaluated by a trained evaluator.
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SCSigned into law 03/2000P-12Administrator Induction Program
H.B. 4483
(Joint Resolution) Approves regulations of the Board of Education; relates to the principal induction program....

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