|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 master's degree program from a regionally accredited college or university that has met the Council for Accreditation of Coun...
|WI||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Contracting for Substitute Special Education teachers and Paraprofessional Staffing|
For special education services, adds provision allowing boards to contract with private or public agencies for substitute teaching and paraprofessional staffing.
|ID||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Employment of Trustee Spouse|
Revises the authority of school district trustees and public charter school board of directors regarding employment of a spouse. Provides that no spouse of any trustee may be employed by a school district or a charter school within a school district with a fal...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||School Bus Drivers Liability|
Provides that, while within the course and scope of his or her duties, a school bus 18 driver shall not be civilly or criminally liable for reasonably acting to aid a rider on the bus whom the school bus driver reasonably believes to be in imminent danger of h...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Employee Grievances|
Clarifies provisions related to grievance procedures for noncertificated school personnel, providing definitions and direction on the appropriate subject matters for grievance. Provides classified employees with a panel discussion to informally resolve issues ...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Study Foreign Language Education Interpreter Training Program|
Requires the Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO) to conduct a feasibility study for development of a state foreign language education interpreter training program designed to create a pool of trained interpreters for public schools, including volunteer interp...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2013||P-12|
|Professional Development for Classified Employees|
From bill summary: Requires a local educational agency (including a charter school or community college district), if it expends funds for professional development for any schoolsite staff, to consider the needs of its classified school employees, as defined, ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||School Social Workers - Endorsements and Roles|
Provides that school social work services may be provided by qualified specialists who hold a Professional Educator License with a school support personnel endorsement in the area of school social worker. Provides that school social work services may include i...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||Work Schedule for School Police Departments|
From legislative counsel's digest: Authorizes a district board or a county superintendent of schools to establish a 12-hour-per-day, 80-hour-per-2-week work schedule for school police departments, provided the establishment of the work schedule is consented to...
|NJ||Vetoed 08/2013||P-12||County-Wide School District Purchasing Systems|
Bill text: Allows counties, under certain circumstances, to create a county-wide school district purchasing system for food and custodial services. Requires school districts that currently use or are seeking to use private contractors for food and custodial se...
|Subcontracting in School Districts and Public Higher Education Institutions|
Bill text: Regulates subcontracting by school districts and public higher education institutions. Prohibits school districts and public higher education organizations from subcontracting with an organization during the term of an existing collective bargaining...
|NJ||Vetoed 07/2013||P-12||Arbitration for Non-Teaching School Staff|
Bill text: Allows non-teaching school staff to submit to binding arbitration any employment dispute with cause for disciplinary action, including termination, non-renewal, reprimands, and other issues.
|LA||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Eligibility of Nationally Certified School Teachers, Counselors, and Psychologists for Salary Adjustments|
Permits but does not require a local board to pay a salary adjustment to a nationally certified school teacher, counselor, or psychologist who is awarded an initial credential issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards/National Board for ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Educator Salary Data and Analysis|
H.B. 2012 - Educator Salary Data and Analysis
Directs the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to collect information from districts regarding salaries paid to employees entitled to the minimum monthly salary (i.e., classroom teachers and full-time librarians, counselors, and nurses). Directs the TEA to make avai...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Removal of School Bus Driver|
Directs a school board to immediately remove a school bus operator who is convicted of or has pled nolo contendere to certain offenses relative to operating a vehicle while intoxicated, regardless of whether the violation occurred while the operator was perfor...
|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 the person's contract will not be renewed for the following school year, as follows: (1) From April 30 to June 1, in th...
|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 development of informational sources for the support of curriculum and literacy development in schools. Directs the department a...
|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 allowing local boards a waiver from certain parameters for extended sick leave. Specifies that, with exception of mater...
|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 a regular and permanent school bus operator. Provides that, after the expiration of the probationary term of a a school ...
|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 purposes of operating a school bus transporting students unless the person is physically qualified to drive a school bus. ...
|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 severance pay provision, the agreement must include the provisions of s. 215.425 (http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/inde...
|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&sesstype=RS&i=4655...
|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 provision that each district must increase the monthly salary of each classroom teacher, full-time speech pathologist, f...
|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 identification for a criminal background check. Requires and any expense associated with providing the criminal record check...
|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 neglect. Sets out reporting guidelines and consequences of failure to report such incidences.
|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 response to a fund-raiser, or attend a meeting to solicit charitable contributions. Also prohibits district boards or emplo...
|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 a grandfather clause for marriage and family therapist employed by a district before September 2011. http://www.capitol...
|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 convicted of a felony or misdemeanor that would by statute prevent a person from being employed by a district, charter scho...
|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 or approved based upon the personal or political reasons of the employer, chief executive officer or governing board. Est...
|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 national criminal history record check. Districts may temporarily employ people for a maximum of 60 days while awaiting re...
|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 checks. The bill also describes offenses and circumstances that prompt suspending or revoking a license, certificate or...
|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) the teachers' retirement fund (TRF); (3) the judges' retirement fund; (4) the prosecuting attorneys retirement fund; (5) t...
|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 to existing law to revise procedures, processes and fees before the Professional Standards Commission; to provide for an ...
|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 of the following events or conditions that may be encountered by a student during athletic training and physical activi...
|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 required by a local municipality. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0A&bn=S07137&Summary=Y&Actions=Y&Memo=Y&T...
|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 chartered public schools. Requires applicants for driver education certificates and school licenses to notify the director o...
|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, the entry into any agreement, that infringes or waives the rights or freedoms afforded to instructional personnel, sch...
|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 record search conducted by the local school district using records maintained by the state law enforcement division; re...
|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-language pathologists or audiologists employed by the local board to provide or coordinate speech-language pathology or a...
|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 services takes over a program previously offered by a district or districts or by a county vocational education and extensio...
|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 secretary of state thereof. Provides the permit must be considered inactive until the holder renews the permit. Provides if the ...
|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 certification requirements, including teaching the principles of cardiopulmonary resuscitation; requires the sports safety...
|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$ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=5&ti=37&pt=1&ch=14&sch=B&rl=Y...
|TX||Adopted 02/2009||P-12||School Bus Drivers|
37 TAC 1.14.C.14.31 -.36
Sets forth the requirements of the driver safety training program for drivers of school buses, school activity buses and multifunction school activity buses. http://info.sos.state.tx.us/pls/pub/readtac$ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=5&ti=37&pt=1&ch=14&sch=C&rl=Y...
|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 development. ...
|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 independent contractor and an employee of a district or board of cooperative educational services (BOCES). Provides that ...
|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, including requiring the completion of at least 80 hours of continuing professional development. http://www.ilga.gov/legisla...
|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 to substitute for the required three-semester-hour supervised practicum in a school setting. The change will allow more c...
|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 to substitute for the required three-semester-hour school librarian practicum. The change will allow more candidates to ...
|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 any employee or bargaining unit member or to lay off such educational support personnel. Extends date of written notice ...
|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 the deactivation are to be transferred to the control of the board or boards that will be receiving the district's studen...
|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 unit of local government
(3) A school district, combination of school districts, or governing body of a joint agreement of ...
|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.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=449533...
|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 the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind; provides that only educators who have had a satisfactory or better evaluati...
|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 expend funds.
3) Establishes certain vehicle and driver safety requirements for transporting students to a school-sponso...
|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 Teaching Standards certification; allows for reimbursement of fees and expenses incurred while obtaining the National Board...
|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 retirement to employees other than classroom teachers under certain circumstances. http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Text_HT...
|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 community school located in the district whereby the district and the school endorse each other's programs may elect to have dat...
|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: http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/osr/reg/0610/0610RUL.pdf...
|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 operate any vehicles transorting children to and from school. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-ICE/default.asp?Catego...
|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 department to take adverse action against any person who, after notice and opportunity for hearing, is determined to have committ...
|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 Offender Registration Act; provides exceptions; provides a penalty. http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/H0713.html...
|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 simple assault or assault and battery while acting in the course and scope of their official capacity when using: (i) incide...
|NM||Rule Adoption 10/2005||P-12||Performance Evaluation|
NMAC 6.69.5, 126.96.36.199 through 188.8.131.52
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, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168
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, 22.214.171.124 through 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124
Sets minimal standards of accepted ethical behavior and professional conduct in education that are applicable to all licensed school personnel, instructional personnel under contract, including any other person who provides instructional services in a school b...
|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 professional and service personnel per 1,000 students will be done in a manner that will reflect the greater need of counti...
|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 waiving or suspending a teacher's license. Among changes to definition, includes knowingly falsifying or directing another to ...
|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 recruitment and retention in high-priority districts. Clarifies that all teachers not newly signed to work in a high-priority ...
|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/sb1187.pdf...
|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 school employees. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/HB2000.pdf...
|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.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/HB2482.pdf...
|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 period during which the employee receives differential pay to take time off work to care for a seriously ill child, spou...
|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 reprisal, retaliation, threats, coercion, or similar improper acts for having made a protected disclosure to the State Auditor...
|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 licensing and certification. (Formerly Section 368) DELAWARE REG 1546 (SN) http://www.state.de.us/research/AdminCode/title14/1...
|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 will continue to provide the employee with their chosen state provided health care insurance for a minimum period of tw...
|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 or superintendent of a special school who is injured or disabled while acting in his official capacity as a result of (1...
|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 persons eligible for certain sabbatical and sick leave benefits provided by law. http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/04RS/CV...
|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 school resource officers. http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/04RS/CVT3/OUT/0000LV4G.PDF...
|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 on an annual basis; concerns due process in termination of coaches; provides a procedure for the nonrenewal of a coach's ...
|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 professional personnel; relates to social workers employed in the education system.
|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- sponsored functions regardless of location; provided that affected public employees shall be provided breaks for smoking...
|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, appeals procedure to hearing officer including arbitrator from Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, different proced...
|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 licensure and certification of educators. Renumbers and renames Section. (Previously 14 DAC 382) http://legis.state.de.us/LIS/Re...
|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 it takes place; makes technical correction; specifies exception for reductions in salary from monies from the Classroom S...
|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 in this state must be licensed as an athletic trainer;provides an exception for a student-trainer, assistant- trainer, or...
|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 and other educational objectives. Specifies that the state board must, at a minimum, define Standards of Learning for Eng...
|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 employees in other sick leave provisions that previously pertained only to teachers; amends definition of "immediate famil...
|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 employee of the school district to the Department of Education; directs the department to create and maintain a database; re...
|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 will be held (FN)....
|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 payments. http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/H0602.html#billtext...
|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, workers' compensation and suspensions for more than 30 working days and consideration of certain bus operators to be employ...
|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 used in situations where the need for positions exceeds the specific number of positions assigned to an institution. http...
|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 before April 29th or not less than 45 days prior to the effective layoff date, if the termination date of any specially ...
|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 to be made from any rank on the eligibility list. Requires consideration of certain factors. Provides if certain requir...
|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 funded by mortgage revenue bonds to classified employees in a high priority school. Requires priority for assistance to be...
|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 another employer as a result of the development or revision of a local plan for the education of individuals with exceptio...
|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 to active military duty, without reference to any particular conflict or crisis. Provides the credential of a certifica...
|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 homebuyers. Authorizes the agency to establish higher assistance limits for the down payment assistance to teachers and school...
|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 be paid on a pro rata basis for the additional assignment or service, not less than the compensation and benefits that ar...
|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 employee to an exclusive representative of inaccurate information regarding its financial resources, whether or not it is...
|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 California State University in a manner similar to what is required in existing law by other state employers. http://www....
|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 college district, to 2 years. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/postquery?bill_number=ab_1070&sess=CUR&house=B&author=laird...
|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 to confidential information that is used to contribute significantly to the development of management positions. Delete...
|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 by the State Board by rule. http://www.legis.state.il.us/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=2350&GAID=3&DocTypeID=HB&LegID...
|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 to a speech- language pathologist who meets specified criteria. Amends the Speech- Language Pathology and Audiology Prac...
|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 minimum foundation program formula. http://www.legis.state.la.us/bills/byinst.asp?sessionid=03RS&billid=HB1858&doctype=BT...
|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 taken a skills test in a school bus and who has taken a skills test in a school bus and who has not previously held a co...
|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 felony offense against the public morals.
|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 certain persons credentialed as National Certified School Counselors and to provide for salary increases for certain schoo...
|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 is an independent contractor, or a physician, before the governing body makes a determination; makes provisions regarding...
|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. http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2003-04SB/sb663_enr.rtf...
|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.
http://www.legis.state.ia.us/GA/80GA/Session.1/HJournal/02200/02251.html and Section 51: http://www.legis.state.ia.us/cgi-bin/Legislation/File_only.pl?FILE=/usr/ns-home/docs/GA/8...
|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 nonpublic school, if a change in circumstances indicates the driver is no longer physically or mentally competent. Specifies...
|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 attendance at meetings pertaining to official state business and authorized by local board policy. Changes references in sick ...
|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 be waived until September 30, 2005 if the applicant is currently licensed, has experience driving a school bus, has a go...
|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 duties of the office. The superintendent must report this action to the commissioner of education. http://www.lrc.state...
|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; relates to agreements to specify which employee is eligible for insurance coverage; limits cost to retirement system....
|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 of inquiry, he/she must submit a complete set of his/her fingerprints to the governing board of the school. Requires depa...
|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 increases of three percent beginning with the fiscal year 2002-2003; to provide that each certificated employee of certain...
|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 school bus or van and shall comply with the standards of the department of transportation. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/ses...
|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 425,000 or more. http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/021ES/CVT8/OUT/0000JIZD.PDF...
|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 same titles as those persons employed by school districts who perform the same services....
|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 assigned to an instructional program of a school district; requires the State Department of Public Education to report ...
|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 assistants....
|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 individuals from coaching or supervising youth sports activities; provides for criminal background checks for such individ...
|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 classified employees at all higher education institutions to be able to negotiate directly with Rhode Island Board of Governors f...
|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 the cost-of-living adjustments; establishes standards for the determination by the Board of Trustees of the Maine State R...
|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 driver's licenses....
|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 employer who intends to inspect, review, or retain any electronic mail or any other computer records generated by an employe...
|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, and school social workers, in the schools, as specified. Requires the State Department of Education to report the result...
|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 year; requires a revision of the state salary matrix for certificated personnel; requires revisions of local salary sched...