|LA||Adopted||P-12||School Counselor Requirements|
LAC 28:CXXXI.405 and 659
Revises requirements for K-12 school counselor certification and endorsements (to existing certificates). Requires the completion of a maste...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Teacher and Administrator (Not Superintendent) Contract Renewal/Non-Renewal|
S.B. 316 - Teacher and Administrator (Not Superintendent) Contract Renewal/Non-Renewal
From final bill analysis: Extends the deadlines for a district or educational service center (ESC) to notify a teacher or administrator that...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Licensure Requirements for Staff Developing Informational Sources to Support Curriculum and Literacy Development|
S.B. 316 - Licensure Requirements for Staff Developing Informational Sources to Support Curriculum and Literacy Development
By June 20, 2013, directs the department to conduct a study of the licensure requirements for educational staff responsible for the developm...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Sick 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...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Removal of "Tenure" for School Bus Drivers|
Repeals provisions providing that a school bus driver who has served satisfactorily for more than three consecutive years is to be declared ...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Physical Aptitude of School Bus Drivers|
Establishes the Lieutenant Dexter Holcomb Act. Prohibits a local board from hiring or entering into any agreement with any person for the pu...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||School Personnel|
Provides that an LEA may, at its discretion, choose to hire a building manager in lieu of an assistant principal.
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Severance 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 se...
|WV||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||School Service Personnel Certification|
School service personnel certification. http://www.legis.state.wv.us/bill_status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=HB4655%202ND%20ENG.htm&yr=2012&sesst...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Background Checks for School Bus Drivers|
Requires background checks for school bus drivers and makes penalties applicable.
|TX||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Salary Schedules|
S.B. 1 - Salary Schedules
Directs commissioner of education to annually determine the basic allotment and resulting monthly salaries to be paid by districts. Removes ...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Criminal Record Checks|
Amends background checks to require school employee applicants or child care operators to apply to the Rhode Island bureau of criminal ident...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Reporting of Employee Arrests|
Requires a school employee to report his arrest for certain sexual offenses involving minors, other crimes, and instances of child abuse or ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||District Employees and Charitable Contributions|
Prohibits district boards or employees from requiring or coercing any employee to make a contribution to a charitable organization or in res...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists|
H.B. 1386 - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Requires that a marriage and family therapist employed by a district be licensed by the state agency that licenses that profession. Provides...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Eligibility to Provide Services under Contract with a School|
Specifies that contracting or subcontracting entities may not allow an employee to provide services at a school if the employee has been con...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12|
|Employer and Employee Rights|
Establishes the Students First Act of 2011. Establishes the purposes of this act. Provides definitions. Provides no action may be proposed o...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Temporary Employment - Background Checks|
Defines prospective employee as an individual who has received an offer of temporary employment by a school district pending results of a na...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Non-Teaching Personnel Are At-Will Employees|
States that all local education agency employees in positions for which no teaching license is required shall be hired on an at-will basis. ...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Background Checks for School Contractors|
Requires background checks for employees of entities that contract to perform direct services for public schools.
|CO||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Offenses Disqualifying Employment and Revoking Licenses|
Adds criminal offenses and circumstances that disqualify individuals from employment at districts and schools, based primarily on background...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Health Insurance|
Specifies certain requirements and recommendations for school corporation employee health coverage programs.
|IN||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Indiana Public Retirement System|
Establishes the Indiana public retirement system (system) to administer and manage: (1) the public employees' retirement fund (PERF); (2) th...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Ethics|
Oversight moved from the state board of education to the Professional Standards Commission. School districts - employees - Amends and adds t...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Athletic Trainers|
Requires districts to develop procedures concerning student physical activity in its public schools that includes recognition and management...
|NY||Vetoed 10/2010||P-12||Licensed Master Plumbers and Licensed Electricians|
Requires that any plumbing or electrical work on a school building be performed by a licensed master plumber or licensed electrician if requ...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Prohibition of Hiring|
Prohibits the hiring of any person charged pending disposition for certain crimes by school administrative units, school districts, and char...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||First Amendment Protection|
Prohibits school boards, administrative personnel, and instructional personnel from taking affirmative action, including, but not limited to...
|SC||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Requires Criminal Record and Sex Offender Registry Checks|
Criminal Record Search: Requires individuals hired by a local school board to serve in any capacity in a public school to undergo a criminal...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Bonuses for Nationally-Certified Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists|
Provides that if legislative funds are appropriated for this purpose, a local board must provide an annual salary supplement to all speech-l...
|NY||Vetoed 03/2010||P-12||"Other Specified Personnel" when BOCES Takes Over Program|
Relates to teachers' rights; adds other specified personnel to teachers and teaching assistants when a board of cooperative educational serv...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||School Bus Drivers Called to Active Duty|
Provides that when a school bus driver permit holder who is a service member is called to active duty, the employer must notify the secretar...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Certification of public school athletic coaches|
Relates to certification of public school athletic coaches; provides that completion of sports safety course shall meet certain inservice ce...
|TX||Adopted 02/2009||P-12||School Bus Drivers|
37 TAC 1.14.B.14.11 -.14
Adopts rules concerning school bus driver eligibility and application procedures. http://info.sos.state.tx.us/pls/pub/readtac$ext.ViewTAC?ta...
|TX||Adopted 02/2009||P-12||School Bus Drivers|
37 TAC 1.14.C.14.31 -.36
Sets forth the requirements of the driver safety training program for drivers of school buses, school activity buses and multifunction schoo...
|NY||Adopted 12/2008||P-12||Public Librarian Professional Development|
Title 8 NYCRR 90.7
Amends rules to require holders of public librarian professional certificates issued after a certain date to complete professional developme...
|NY||Signed into law 10/2008||P-12||Lawyers and Compensation, Health Insurance and Other Benefits|
Creates new part III (sections 2050 through 2054) of article 41 of the education code. Provides that a lawyer may not simultaneously be an i...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||School Bus Drivers Appreciation Day|
Declares the third Monday of October "School Bus Drivers Appreciation Day." http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2007_08/pdf/hb791.pdf...
|IL||Signed into law 09/2007||P-12||Renewal of School Service Personnel Certificates|
Provides that school service personnel certificates are renewable every 5 years. Sets forth the requirements and procedures for renewal, inc...
|LA||Adopted 08/2007||P-12||School Counselor Certification|
Revises the requirements for add-on certification as a school counselor. Allows three years of successful experience as a school counselor t...
|LA||Adopted 08/2007||P-12||School Librarians|
Revises the requirements for add-on certification as a school librarian to allow three years of successful experience as a school librarian ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Contract with a Third Party for Non-Instructional Services|
Adds to provisions allowing a local board of education to contract with a third party for non-instructional services currently performed by ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Transfer of Educational Support Employees|
Regulates how the positions at school facilities being deactivated that are held by educational support personnel employees at the time of t...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12|
Amends the Whistleblower Act. Provides that an "employer" as defined in the act includes:
(1) A political subdivision of the state
(2) A uni...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Reemployment of Retired School Bus Drivers|
Provides for reemployment of retired school bus drivers; provides for contributions and employer reporting requirements. http://www.legis.st...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Educator & School Personnel Salary Increases & Bonuses|
Provides salary increases and bonuses for educators and bonuses for classified personnel employed by school districts, charter schools, and ...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Education Code Amendments|
Amends Education Code in the following ways:
1) Prescribes authorities of county school boards.
2) Expands purposes for which schools may e...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Teacher Salaries & Bonuses; Service Personnel|
Increases annual salaries of public school teachers; increases the annual salary bonus for teachers with National Board for Professional Tea...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Early Notification Payment|
Eliminates the early notification payment for a teacher who gives notice of resignation; authorizes a payment for early notification of reti...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||District Performance/Reporting, Non-Teaching Personnel|
H.B. 276 -- Misc. Sections
Any district that leases a building to a community school [charter] located in the district or that enters into an agreement with a communit...
|LA||Adopted 10/2006||P-12||Standards for Certification|
LAC 28:CXXXI.Chapters 1-10 (Bulletin 746)
The first update in many years. Identifies all certification guidelines for Louisiana school employees and administrators. Pages 1-52 of 133...
|IA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Certificate of Physical Fitness|
S.B. 2272 - Section 45
Strikes subsection that requires drivers of school buses to present a certificate of physical fitness each year before being permitted to op...
|IA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Bus Drivers|
S.B. 2272 - Section 51
Specifies that the department of education has authority to suspend bus drivers' authorization to drive a school bus. Requires the departmen...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Sex Offenders|
Adds to existing law to prohibit access to school children by any person currently registered or required to register under the Idaho Sex Of...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Reasonable Force|
Adds teacher aides, school bus drivers, and school bus aides to the list of school personnel provided a limited exception to charges of simp...
|NM||Rule Adoption 10/2005||P-12||Performance Evaluation|
NMAC 6.69.5, 22.214.171.124 through 126.96.36.199
Relates to performance evaluation system requirements for librarian-teachers NEW MEXICO REG 4424 (SN)...
|NM||Rule Adoption 10/2005||P-12||Licensure of Personnel in School Social Work|
NMAC 6.63.7, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11
Relates to persons seeking licensure in school social work, grades K-12. Sets the requirements for licensure. NEW MEXICO REG 4426 (SN)...
|NM||Rule Adoption 10/2005||P-12||Personnel Conduct|
NMAC 6.60.9, 18.104.22.168 through 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168
Sets minimal standards of accepted ethical behavior and professional conduct in education that are applicable to all licensed school personn...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Staffing Ratios|
House Bill 2578 increases the ratios of professional and service personnel to students in net enrollment. The increases in the ratios of pro...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Education|
S.B. 1044 (sections 1-10)
Incorporates references to the state's Automated Fingerprint Identification System. Expands the definition of "cause" for purposes of waivin...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Incentives for Teacher Recruitment and Retention in High-Priority Districts|
S.B. 1044 (section 31)
Includes guidance counselors and librarians in definition of "teacher" or "teachers" in provisions relating to incentives for teacher recrui...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Social Workers in Public Schools|
Increases the number and availability of social workers in the public schools. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/sb118...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||School Districts' Employment of Board Members' Relatives|
An act to restrict school districts from employing relatives of board members.
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Personnel Policy Law|
Amends the personnel policy law for classified school employees to make it more consistent with the personnel policy law for certified schoo...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||School Employee Rights|
Clarifies a school employee's right to have a witness or representative present in a disciplinary or grievance matter. http://www.arkleg.sta...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||School Employees|
Allows a school employee, in a school district that is not subject to the disability compensation laws, to use up to 6 weeks of the 5-month ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||Postsec.||California State University: Whistleblower Protection|
Requires the California State University to employ an independent investigator on all complaints alleging actual or attempted acts of repris...
|DE||Rule Adoption 09/2004||P-12||Certification School Psychologist|
14 DAC 1577
Amends regulation relating to the Certification of School Psychologists to align them with current statute and regulations concerning licens...
|DE||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||Military Leave of Absence|
SS2 for S.B. 296
Protects state employees and school district employees who take military leave pursuant to federal mobilizations, by ensuring that the state...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||School Employee Injuries|
Relates to school employee injuries. Specifies that sick leave with pay for any secretary, paraprofessional employee, school aide, teacher ...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Counselors Guidance|
Includes guidance counselors holding appropriate ancillary certificates issued by the state department of education in definitions of person...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||School Employees|
Permits city, parish, or other local public or nonpublic school systems to contract with local law enforcement agencies to provide for schoo...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Evaluating Athletic Coaches|
Requires local and regional boards of education that employ athletic coaches to require the coaches' immediate supervisor to evaluate them o...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Certification of School Social Workers|
Requires the State Board of Education and the Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board to certify certain social workers as profes...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Smoking/Tobacco Products on School Property|
Creates a safe and healthy school environment by prohibiting any person from smoking tobacco products on school property and at any school- ...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Fair Dismissal Act|
Relates to public school employees, Fair Dismissal Act, transfers, terminations, suspensions, procedure before local board of education, app...
|DE||Rule Adoption 05/2004||P-12||Certification School Social Work Services|
14 DAC 1582
Amends regulations relating to requirements for a standard certificate. Changes made to comply with statutory changes regarding the licensur...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Reduction of Salaries or School Personnel|
Concerns limitation on reduction of salaries or personnel in schools; requires notice of general salary reduction prior to the fiscal year i...
|GA||Vetoed 05/2004||P-12||Athletic Trainers|
Provides that students, teachers, or other persons who serve as athletic trainers for a public or private elementary school or high school i...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Substantial Amendments to the Standards of Learning|
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 a...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Sick Leave for School Employees|
Requires local school boards to award a minimum ten days sick leave during the school year to all full time employees; includes full time em...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Nonlicensed Employee Data|
Requires a school district to submit the name, date of birth, and social security number from the fingerprint form for each nonlicensed empl...
|WV||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||School Service Personnel Competency Tests|
Clarifies that the county board of education and its superintendent may designate the places where competency testing for service personnel ...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Workers Compensation/School District Employees|
Amends existing law relating to school district employees to authorize the use of accrued sick leave to supplement worker's compensation pay...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Substitute Service Personnel Rights|
Relating to the rights, privileges and benefits of substitute service personnel employed to fill vacancies created by leaves of absence, wor...
|AR||Signed into law 12/2003||Postsec.||Position Growth Pool|
Establishes a growth pool of positions for the two year institutions of higher education of non- classified and classified positions to be u...
|MI||To governor 11/2003||P-12||School Crossing Guards|
Adjusts the minimum age requirement of school crossing guards to 17 from 18 years of age....
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12|
|Classified Employees: Notice of Layoff|
Requires that classified employees of school districts and community college districts who are to be laid off be given written notice on or ...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||Classified School Employees|
Provides, in a school district with a pupil population over 400,000, authorization for an appointment for a school-based classified position...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||Federal Tax Housing Credits: Classified Employees|
Authorizes the Extra Credit Teacher Home Purchase Program to provide federal mortgage credit certificates and reduced interest rate loans fu...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||Classified School Employees|
Sets forth the employment rights of classified school employees who are terminated, reassigned, or transferred, or become the employee of an...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12|
|School Teachers & Community College Employees: Military Duty|
Authorizes the governing board of a school district or a community college district to approve compensation for all employees who are called...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12||Housing Assistance|
Relates to existing law under which the Housing Finance Agency administers a down payment assistance program to low-income first time homebu...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12|
Requires a regular classified employee who is assigned to perform an assignment or service in addition to his or her regular assignment to b...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12||Public School Employers: Unlawful Acts|
Defines the prohibition on the refusal or failure to meet and negotiate in good faith to include the knowing provisions by a public school e...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2003||Postsec.||California State University: Disability Retirement|
Requires the Trustees of the California State University to provide disability retirement temporary disability allowances for employees of C...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12|
|Classified School Employees: Reclassification|
Decreases all 3 year time requirements to reclassify classified school employees under a merit system of a school district or community coll...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Confidential Employees and Employee Organizations|
Revises the definition of confidential employee to mean any employee who is required to develop or present management positions with respect...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Non-certified Personal|
Provides the state board of education shall accept, as qualifications for non-certified personnel, relevant life experiences as determined b...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||School Service Personnel Certificates|
Amends the School Code. Provides that a School Service Personnel Certificate with a speech-language pathologist endorsement shall be issued ...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||School Support Personnel--Extra Compensation|
Provides relative to extra compensation for noncertified school support personnel in the event such compensation is not included in the mini...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||School Bus Drivers|
Requires a restriction which limits a person to operating only a school bus; provides that such restriction shall apply to a person who has ...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Immorality Grounds for Dismissal of School Employees|
Adds a charge of immorality as a cause for dismissal of a teacher, bus driver, or permanent employee; defines immorality as conviction of a ...
|GA||Vetoed 06/2003||P-12||School Counselors|
Relates to conditions of employment of certain persons under the "Quality Basic Education Act," so as to provide for salary increases for ce...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Open Door Law|
Allows a governing body in an executive session to receive information about misconduct and discuss the status of a school bus driver, who i...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Retired Nonclassified Employees|
Adds provision to allow certain nonclassified personnel who return to work after retirement to be paid without penalty to their retirement. ...
|IA||Vetoed 05/2003||P-12||Removal of Contract Requirement for Part-Time and Substitute Bus Drivers|
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Removes the contract requirement for substitute and part-time school bus drivers.
|IA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||School Bus Drivers Who Are Insulin-Dependent Diabetics|
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Adds that school bus driver must be immediately suspended from duties, pending termination hearing by district board or authorities of nonpu...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Method of Compensating Teachers and Other Employees|
Allows any licensed employee to be credited with a professional leave allowance with pay for every day of absence caused by required attenda...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Requirements for School Bus Drivers|
Amends the Uniform Commercial Drivers' Licensing Act. Creates new section allowing the driving skills test for a school bus endorsement to ...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Directors of Pupil Personnel in School Districts|
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...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Job Sharing|
Relates to county boards of education generally and expands job sharing arrangements to include employees who are not professional employees...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Criminal Background Checks|
Expands inquiry process at nonpublic schools from applicants to include employees of such schools. If nonpublic school employee is subject o...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Personnel Nominations|
Allows school boards more time to decide on personnel nominations when the Legislature adjourns before May 31....
|AL||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Pay Increases for Public Education Employees|
Relating to the salaries of public education employees, to provide for a revision of the State Minimum Salary Schedule and to reflect pay in...
|HI||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Licensing of School Bus or Van Operators|
States that a school bus or van operator shall be properly licensed to operate the category of vehicles that the operator operates as a scho...
|LA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Probationary Period of Non-Teaching Employee|
Reinstates provisions providing for the probationary period of a school employee who is promoted in a school system with a population of 425...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Titles Used by School Psychologists|
Relates to school psychologists; clarifies that persons under contract with school districts to perform psychological services may use the s...
|NM||Vetoed 03/2002||P-12||Training and Experience Index|
Relates to education; requires the State Department of Public Education to develop a training and experience index for personnel who are not...
|RI||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature 07/2001||P-12||Teacher Assistant Substitutes|
Requires teacher assistant substitutes who work more than 20 days during any school year to meet the requirements of permanent teacher assis...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Sports Coaches|
Relates to youth sports coaches and supervisors; requires youth sports providers to create and adopt a list of crimes that would preclude in...
|RI||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature 06/2001||Postsec.||Classified Employee Negotiations|
(Joint Resolution) Extends the reporting date of the special legislative commission to study the feasibility of allowing unionized classifie...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||State Retirement System Provisions|
Public Law No. 192.,& 181 (LD 1754)Relates to the Maine State Retirement System; establishes the Consumer Price Index as the benchmark for t...
|MN||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||School Bus Endorsements on Drivers' Licenses|
Relates to drivers' licenses; includes certain crimes against children as disqualifying offenses for purposes of school bus endorsements on ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2000||P-12||Monitoring E-Mails|
Prohibits an employer from secretly monitoring the electronic mail or other computer records generated by an employee. Provides that an empl...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2000||P-12||A Study of School Staff|
Requires the State Department of Education to conduct a study of pupil support, defined to include school counselors, school psychologists, ...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Cost-of-Living Salary Adjustments|
Provides an equivalent percent cost-of-living adjustment for certain public education employees with the beginning of the 2000-2001 fiscal y...