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Leadership--Principal/School Leadership--Compensation and Diversified Pay


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State Status/Date Level Summary
LASigned into law 06/2014P-12School Employee Participation in Public Employees Deferred Compensation Plan
H.B. 171
Requires school boards and charter school governing authorities to offer their employees the opportunity to participate in the Louisiana Public Employees Deferred Compensation Plan. http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=913714&n=HB171%20Act%20547...

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UTSigned into law 03/2014P-12Educator and Administrator Evaluation Systems and Compensation
S.B. 101
Shifts date by which districts must fully implement educator and school/district administrator evaluation systems from 2014-15 to 2015-16. Requires that employee and school/district administrator compensation systems aligned with annual evaluation system be im...

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ARSigned into law 03/2013P-12Master School Principal Program
S.B. 583
Clarifies how school principals are compensated for working in high-need schools and districts.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2013/2013R/Bills/SB583.pdf...

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LASigned into law 06/2012P-12Sick and Leave for District Employees
S.B. 494 - Sick and Sabbatical Leave for District Employees
Section 2: Amends provisions related to extended sick leave for school bus drivers, teachers and other district employees. Repeals provision allowing local boards a waiver from certain parameters for extended sick leave. Specifies that, with exception of mater...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12Severance Pay
H.B. 5101 - Severance Pay
Provides that if a district enters into a contract or employment agreement with an officer, agent, employee or contractor that includes a severance pay provision, the agreement must include the provisions of s. 215.425 (http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/inde...

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LASigned into law 04/2012P-12Teacher and Administrator Compensation
H.B. 974
Addresses salary schedules for teachers and all school employees. Salary schedules for teachers, administrators and other certified staff will be based on the following criteria, with no one criterion accounting for more than 50% of salaries: effectiveness; de...

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UTSigned into law 03/2012P-12Administrator Evaluation and Compensation
S.B. 64 - Administrator Evaluation and Compensation
Defines "district administrator" and "school administrator". Directs the state board to adopt rules establishing a framework for the evaluation of school and district administrators that includes, among other components, student achievement indicators emphasiz...

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OHRepealed by referendum 11/2011P-12Teacher, Principal, Superintendent and Other Employee Compensation
S.B. 5 - Compensation sections
--Public employee pay: Does away with salary schedules and replaces with salary "ranges." Requires performance-based pay for teachers and nonteaching school employees. Requires a school board to measure performance by considering the level of license the teach...

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ILSigned into law 08/2011P-12State and District Reporting
H.B. 3464
Provides that the first teacher supply and demand report following the initial report must be provided by January 2012, rather than January 2011. Requires administrator and teacher salary and benefits information, prior to being reported to the state board for...

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TXSigned into law 07/2011P-12Reduction in Teacher and Administrator Salaries
S.B. 8 - Reduction in Teacher and Administrator Salaries
Provides that for any school year in which a district has reduced the amount of the annual salaries paid to district classroom teachers from the amount paid for the preceding school year due to district financial conditions and not teacher performance, the dis...

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AZSigned into law 04/2011P-12District Superintendent Performance Pay
S.B. 1263--Performance Pay
Modifies current law to require up to 20 percent of a school district superintendent's salary be classified as performance pay. Previously law required at least 20 percent of the superintendent's compensation and benefits be classified as performance pay.
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FLSigned into law 03/2011P-12Performance Salary Schedule
S.B. 736 - Performance Salary Schedule
Repeals existing language related to local salary schedules. Directs local boards to establish a grandfathered salary schedule for all employees hired before July 1, 2014. By July 2014, requires local boards to adopt a performance salary schedule that provides...

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SCSigned into law 05/2010P-12Teacher and Administrator Salaries
H.J.R. 4838
Provides that a local school district may pay teachers based on the years of experience the teacher possessed in fiscal year 2009-2010 without negative impact to their experience credit; Provides that school districts may not pay district or school administrat...

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GASigned into law 05/2010P-12Placement on Salary Schedule Based on Leadership Degree
H.B. 923
Allows an educator, regardless of whether or not he/she is in a leadership position, to be placed on the salary schedule based on the leadership degree if the educator possessed (1) A master's level leadership degree prior to July 1, 2012; (2) An education spe...

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GASigned into law 05/2010P-12Administrator Raises during Furlough Years
H.B. 977
Prohibits the use of state funds to provide a salary increase for the local school superintendent or administrators during a school year in which a local board of education furloughs teachers, paraprofessionals, cafeteria workers, bus drivers, custodians, supp...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Salary and Collective Bargaining Information
S.B. 2270
Requires school districts to post on their Web site an itemized salary compensation report for every administrative employee in the district, including the superintendent. Requires the report to include base salary, bonuses, pension contributions, retirement i...

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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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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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AZSigned into law 04/2008P-12Administrator salaries
S.B. 1081
Requires that schools selected by the state board of education to participate in the technology assisted project-based instruction program, an internet-based alternative to learning in traditional brick-and- mortar schools, include in the annual report require...

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UTSigned into law 03/2008P-12Educator Salary Adjustments
S.B. 2 - Section 18
Eliminates school administrators from eligibility for educator salary adjustments to attract and retain highly skilled and dedicated educators.
Pages 26-28 of 43: http://le.utah.gov/~2008/bills/sbillenr/sb0002.pdf...

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NMSigned into law 04/2007P-12
Postsec.
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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ILSigned into law 06/2006P-12Definition of Administrator
H.B. 4541
Amends the definition of administrator in the Illinois Pension Code to exclude a member on the Chicago teachers' or Chicago charter school teachers' salary schedule, and to include a member who is paid on an administrative payroll. http://www.ilga.gov/legislat...

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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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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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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12
Community College
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Local Education Agencies Compensation
A.B. 745
Requires a county superintendent of school and the governing board of a school district with 10 or more full-time employees, and the governing board of a community college district to annually report all compensation received by a county superintendent of scho...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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