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From the ECS State Policy Database
Leadership--Principal/School Leadership--Recruitment and Retention


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State Status/Date Level Summary
ORSigned into law 07/2007P-12Recruiting Retired Teachers, Administrators
H.B. 2585
Allows a community college district or school district to hire a retired public employee as a teacher or administrator if the primary work duties of the public employee are performed in a county of not more than 35,000 inhabitants; allows a school district or ...

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IASigned into law 06/2006P-12Beginning Administrator Mentoring and Induction Program
H.B. 2792 - Section 28 - 30
Creates a beginning administrator mentoring and induction program to promote excellence in school leadership, improve classroom instruction, enhance student achievement, build a supportive environment within school districts, increase the retention of promisin...

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GASigned into law 04/2006P-12High Performance Principals
S.B. 468
Authorizes the state board to establish a grant program for High Performance Principals to attract successful principals to schools in need of improvement (that have not made adequate yearly progress for 2 or more consecutive years in the same subject). Mandat...

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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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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Technical Assistance Areas
A.B. 3001 (multiple provisions)
Existing law requires the State Department of Education to establish a statewide system of school support that provides intensive and sustained support and technical assistance for school districts, county offices of education, and schools in need of improveme...

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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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VASigned into law 04/2004P-12Enhanced Compensation and Retirement Benefits for Turnaround Specialists
H.B. 576
Authorizes local school boards to employ turnaround specialists to address conditions at a public school that may impede educational progress and effectiveness and academic success. The bill also authorizes local school boards to offer increased retirement ben...

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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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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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VASigned into law 03/2003P-12Purchase of Prior Service Credit
H.B. 2122
Increases the maximum years of retirement service credit that may be purchased by a school division superintendent for prior service for the Commonwealth or another state....

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CAVetoed 09/2002P-12Creates the Superintendent Training Program
A.B. 2540
Creates the Superintendent Training Program for the training of county and school district superintendents, upon application....

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