|DE||Signed into law 07/2014||P-12||Committee to Advance Educator Compensation and Careers|
Creates the Committee to Advance Educator Compensation and Careers to develop a plan to establish a new compensation structure and career pathway for Delaware's educators and defines committee membership. Directs the committee to create a plan that includes th...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Teacher Salaries|
Allows school districts to negotiate salaries below the school district salary schedule for the 2014-2015 school year for retired teachers who are not participants in the Teacher and Employee Retention Incentive program and continue to do so for each upcoming ...
|MO||Vetoed 05/2014||P-12||State Funds & Teacher Salaries|
Creates in the state treasury the "Teacher Minimum Salary Fund." The moneys appropriated to the fund must be distributed to each school district on the basis of the difference between the minimum salary required under law and the salary reported by the distric...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12|
Section 10: (b) Directs the Board of Teaching to adopt rules for initial teacher licensure that require individuals to pass a reading, writing, and math skills exam or attain an equivalent composite score on the ACT Plus Writing or ...
|SC||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Teacher Salaries|
Provides that school districts may negotiate salaries below the school district salary schedule for the 2014-2015 school year for retired teachers who are not participants in the teacher and employee retention incentive program.
|AK||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Education Studies|
Section 52. Requires the Department of Administration to prepare a proposal related to statewide school district salaries and benefits by June 15, 2015. The report is to include a review of tenure.
Section 53. Requires the Department of Education and Early De...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Teacher Salaries|
Revises the minimum salary schedule. Provides that a teacher can receive only one salary supplement regardless of the number of certifications held. Creates a performance incentive program for outstanding teachers and staff in highly productive schools beginni...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Teacher Salaries|
Requires the State Board, with the assistance of the Department of Education, to promulgate by rule a salary schedule for licensed educators based on years of service and educational training.
|WV||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Providing salary increase for teachers and school service personnel|
Establishes that the goal of the Legislature is to increase the state minimum salary for teachers with zero years of experience and an A. B. degree, including the equity supplement, to at least $43,000 by fiscal year 2019. Makes initial revisions to the state ...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Study Funding and Structure|
Appropriates moneys to be expended during fiscal year 2014 in support of special committees, under the oversight of the State Board of Education, to study K-12 public school structure and funding. Topics for study include, but are not limited to: career ladder...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Leadership Premiums|
Provides for leadership premium payments for public school educators identified by local school districts as serving in a leadership capacity. Provides schools with the resources to recognize and reward teachers who take on additional responsibilities. It also...
|MS||Signed into law 02/2014||P-12||Payment of Teacher Salaries|
Requires the standard contract for school district employees prescribed by the State Board of Education to provide that school district employees earn a salary payable in equal monthly installments beginning in the first month of employment, regardless of the ...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Substitute Teacher Deduction/Personal Leave|
Requires local school administrative units to refund the substitute deduction to a teacher taking personal leave if no substitute is hired for that teacher.
|NC||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Phase Out Certain Teacher Salary Supplements|
Provides that, except for certified school nurses and instructional support personnel in positions for which a master's degree is required for licensure, no teachers or instructional support personnel can be paid on the "M" salary schedule or receive a salary ...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Study Teacher and Administrator Effectiveness and Compensation|
Establishes the 18-member North Carolina Educator Effectiveness and Compensation Task Force to make recommendations on whether to create a statewide model of incentives to encourage the recruitment and retention of highly effective educators and to consider th...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Salary Supplements for Educational Diagnosticians|
A full-time school educational diagnostician who holds a valid Louisiana teaching certificate or ancillary certificate, an educational diagnostician certification approved and issued by the state department of education, and a Nationally Certified Educational ...
|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...
|IA||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Teacher Leadership Career Paths & Compensation - Main Career Pathway|
H.F. 215 - Division VII
Adds a new section of code - 284.15. Establishes the program for teacher leaders, career paths, and compensation structures as an opt-in program for school districts. Districts can choose to implement the main career pathway, the Instructional Coach model, est...
|IA||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Teacher Leadership Career Paths & Compensation - Instructional Coach Model|
H.F. 215 - Division VII
Section 284.16 establishes the Instructional Coach Model - one of the options for recognizing teacher leadership. This model requires:
--Beginning teacher – minimum salary of $33,500, completes a year-long residency year
--Career teacher – has completed beginn...
|IA||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Teacher Leadership Career Paths & Compensation: "Comparable Model" Guidelines|
H.F. 215 - Division VII
Part of a new section of code - 284.15. Establishes the program for teacher leaders, career paths, and compensation structures as an opt-in program for school districts. Districts can choose to implement the main career pathway, the Instructional Coach model, ...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||National Board Certification|
Amends provisions related to National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification for teachers. Limits the annual number of applicants to participate in the program each fiscal year for whom the Commission shall pay one-half (1/2) of the applicatio...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Teacher Compensation|
Requires local education agencies to continue to pay teacher's full compensation and benefits, less disability benefits received through workers' compensation, for teachers who are victims of violent crime during the course of employment.
|MN||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Alternative Teacher Compensation|
Provides a new formula for "basic alternative teacher compensation aid." Pages 28 and 98 of 214.
|TN||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Teacher Compensation|
Removes career ladder provisions for teachers. Directs the state board of education to develop guidelines, criteria and administrative rules as necessary to assure the payment of career ladder supplements to still-eligible recipients so long as they remain in ...
|NM||Vetoed 04/2013||P-12||School Program Units for Certain Personnel|
Allows all licensed school employees certified by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards to be eligible receive a onetime salary differential equal to 1.5 times the unit value set for the school year.
|DC||Signed into law 07/2012||P-12||Recruiting Effective Teachers to High-need Schools, Title, III|
Establishes a pilot incentive program to encourage highly effective teachers to teach in four high-need (low performing and low income) schools for the start of the 2013-2014 school year. The incentives include: a one-time bonus of $10,000; homebuyer and other...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Superintendent Certification and Moratorium on National Board Certification Bonuses|
Extends the moratorium on National Board certification bonuses for newly certified teachers another year. The state board will not provide a $5,000 bonus through June 30, 2013, to any teacher who obtains National Board certification between June 30, 2010, and ...
|ME||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 05/2012||P-12||Restructuring the National Board Certification Program for Teachers|
This bill restructures the incentive established for teachers who attain certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The bill provides that, beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, the payment of the $3,000 annual salary supple...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Flexible School Calendar Act of 2012|
Creates the Flexible School Calendar Act of 2012. Permits the 180-day minimum school term requirement to be met through the hourly equivalent thereof, beginning with the 2012-13 school year and ending with the last day of the 3rd month of the 2013-14 school ye...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Administrator Contracts, RIFs, Furlough Days|
Replaces reference to "principal" with reference to "administrator" in certain provisions pertaining to actions to terminate or suspend a school employee's contract. Provides that actions to terminate or suspend contracts due to staff reductions incurred by lo...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Repealing Various Teacher and Leader Provisions|
H.B. 706 - Repealing Various Teacher and Leader Provisions
Repeals: (1) Section 20-2-212.3, relating to increasing teachers' salaries in areas of shortage; (2) Section 20-2-212.4, relating to an additional five percent increase in teacher salary based on student performance; (3) Section 20-2-213, relating to career la...
|LA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Teacher and Administrator Compensation|
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...
|WV||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Salary Equity|
Provides salary equity supplement payments to teachers and service personnel in order to achieve salary equity among the counties; specifies the amounts of those equity supplements; changes the methods of calculating the difference in salary potential of schoo...
|AR||Adopted 03/2012||P-12||Financial Incentives for Certified Speech-Language Pathologists|
AR ADC 005.16.16-1.00 to AR ADC 005.16.16-6.00
Provides guidelines to ensure the availability and retention of certified speech-language pathologists by providing additional compensation for speech-language pathologists holding a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology from the Amer...
|AR||Adopted 03/2012||P-12||Incentives for Teacher Recruitment and Retention in High Priority Districts|
AR ADC 005.16.15-1.00 to AR ADC 005.16.15-6.00
Establish procedures to provide incentives for teacher recruitment and retention in high priority districts with an average daily membership of 1,000 or fewer. Provides that, at the end of the school year and upon completion of a teacher's contractual teaching...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Repealing Teacher Career Ladders|
H.B. 156 - Repealing Teacher Career Ladders
Repeals 53A-9-101 through -104, provisions establishing teacher career ladders. http://le.utah.gov/~2012/bills/hbillenr/hb0156.pdf...
|SD||Rejected by voters 03/2012||P-12||Teacher Incentive Program|
Creates the math and science teacher incentive program for the purpose of providing rewards ($2500) to attract certified teachers who teach in math and science subject areas in middle school and high school or who are certified with a math or science specialis...
|OH||Repealed by referendum 11/2011||P-12|
|Collective Bargaining, Strikes, Dispute Resolution|
S.B. 5 - Collective Bargaining, Strikes, Dispute Resolution Section
From bill summary:
--Community schools (charter schools): Prohibits employees of community schools from collectively bargaining, except for conversion community schools. Allows the governing authority of a conversion community school to opt out of collectivel...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2011||P-12||State and District Reporting|
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...
|IN||Signed into law 08/2011||P-12||Salary Increases|
S.B. 1 - Salary Increases
A new section (20-28-9-1) requires increases or increments in a local salary scale based on the following factors: 1) Combination of the following factors can account for no more than 33% of the calculation used to determine a teacher's increase or increment (...
|TX||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||District Furloughs|
S.B. 8 - District Furloughs
Authorizes a district board of trustees to implement a furlough program and reduce the number of days of service otherwise required by law by not more than 6 days of service during a school year if the commissioner certifies that the district will be provided ...
|TX||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Reduction 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...
|TX||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Salary Increases for Certain Professional Staff|
S.B. 8 - Salary Increases for Certain Professional Staff
Repeals provision requiring each charter holder to increase the monthly salary of each classroom teacher, full-time speech pathologist, full-time librarian, full-time counselor, and full-time school nurse employed by the charter holder at an open-enrollment ch...
|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...
|MI||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Public Employee Pay Increases Without a Collective Bargaining Agreement|
Amends sections of the Public Employee Relations Act (PERA) to address public employee pay increases without a contract. Provides that after the expiration date of a collective bargaining agreement ("CBA") and until a successor CBA is in place, a public employ...
|WA||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12|
Suspends cost-of-living adjustments for certain higher education system staff. Makes base bonuses paid to certain certified teachers
subject to appropriations in the budget.
|NC||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||School and Teacher Paperwork Reduction Act|
Directs the state board of education (SBE) to streamline the paperwork process and to alleviate unnecessary, duplicative paperwork. Requires the to permit all reports to be submitted electronically and adopt policies to consolidate and streamline application f...
|SC||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Teacher Compensation|
Provides that for Fiscal Year 2011-2012, a local school district board of trustees may determine that all teachers employed by the district must be paid based on the step they were paid in the prior fiscal year, without a negative impact resulting to their exp...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||State Education Finance Study Commission|
H.B. 192 - State Education Finance Study Commission
Establishes the State Education Finance Study Commission to evaluate the Quality Basic Education (QBE) Formula and education funding for public schools in Georgia. Provides for composition, compensation, duties and powers, and support staff of the commission. ...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Teacher Compensation and Certification|
Amends Sections 1, 4, 5, 12, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22 and 26 of Senate Bill No. 1108. Determines when the State Department can withhold payments for a teacher without a valid certification. Requires state board approval of leaves of absence granted by authorized sta...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Teacher Compensation|
Amends Section 1 of Senate Bill No. 1110 relating to pay for performance, hard to fill positions and leadership awards; provides an opportunity for local school districts to consider additional criteria in setting factors used for leadership and hard to fill b...
|ID||Became Law Without Governor's Signature 04/2011||P-12||Teacher Position lost to lost enrollment|
This legislation repeals Section 33-515B, Idaho Code, removing the severance fee to be paid to any
professional staff whose positions must be eliminated due to lost enrollment. It amends Section
33-1003, Idaho Code, to include a 97% average daily attendance pr...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||District Salary-Based Apportionment|
S.B. 1184 - Compensation
No full-time instructional staff member shall be paid less than $30,000. After the base and minimum salaries established pursuant to this subsection have reached the amounts that were in effect in fiscal year 2009, all further increases to these base and mini...
|FL||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Performance 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...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Paying a Licensed Employee Additional Salary Increases|
Clarifies that a school district is not 21 prohibited from paying a licensed employee additional salary increases as a supplement under specified circumstances.
|IL||Signed into law 08/2010||P-12||Salary and Benefit Survey|
S.B. 3681 - Section 105 ILCS 5/2-3.103
Requires that only districts serving 1,000 or more students provide information on education support personnel for the state board's annual survey of salary and benefits for certified and educational support personnel. Pages 17-22 of 51: http://www.ilga.gov/le...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Group Insurance for District Support Staff|
Authorizes the provision of group medical health insurance for support staff of an LEA. - Amends TCA Title 8, Chapter 27, Part 3.
|FL||Issued 06/2010||P-12||Florida's Task Force on Excellent Teaching|
Establishes Florida's Task Force on Excellent Teaching. Directs the task force to:
(1) Review performance appraisal systems and teacher certification systems
(2) Identify initiatives and strategies that honor Florida's quality teachers for dedicating their ca...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Career Ladder|
H.B. 1543--Multiple Provisions
Removes the requirement but allows the General Assembly to make an annual appropriation to the Missouri Career Development and Teacher Excellence Plan, commonly known as the Career Ladder Program. Beginning in Fiscal Year 2012, the state portion of career ladd...
|AL||Adopted 05/2010||P-12||Teacher Leader|
Creates new rules related to Teacher Leader programs. Establishes rationale, criteria for admission to teacher leader programs, teacher leader program and curricular requirements....
|SC||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Teacher and Administrator Salaries|
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...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Placement on Salary Schedule Based on Leadership Degree|
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...
|SC||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Teacher Salary Supplements|
Provides salary supplements for teachers who obtain National Board Certification. http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess118_2009-2010/bills/1363.htm...
|AL||Signed into law 04/2010||Postsec.||Alabama Higher Education Partnership and Teachers' Retirement System Membership|
Relates to the Teachers' Retirement System; authorizes the officers and employees of the Alabama Higher Education Partnership, Inc. (http://www.higheredpartners.org/ ), to participate in the system.
|TN||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Retirement System Modification|
Extends membership in the State Consolidated Retirement System to all employees instead of just the administrative employees of certain employers; provides that teachers who subsequently take non teaching positions in the school system may continue retirement ...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Bonuses for National Board-Certified Teachers in Kentucky Tech Programs|
Provides salary supplements to national board-certified teachers employed in Kentucky Tech schools or programs operated by the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/10RS/SB89/bill.doc...
|TN||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Tennessee 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...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12||Retirement Benefits for Returning Retirees|
Applies a limitation of $0 to the compensation for performance of specified activities as an employee of an employer, an employee of a third party, or as an independent contractor during the first 6 months after a member retired for service under this part, if...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12|
|Retired Public Employees Vision Care Program|
Existing law establishes the Vision Care Program for State Annuitants, administered by the Department of Personnel Administration. New provision establishes a vision care program for public agency,
school and the university system members of the Public Employe...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2009||Postsec.||Additional Service Credit for Unused Sick Leave for State University Construction Fund Employees|
Implements a provision in a collective bargaining agreement between the State University Construction Fund and an employee organization relating to unused sick leave and retirement service credit; permits employees of the Fund who are members of the Retirement...
|NY||Adopted 08/2009||P-12||Teachers Performing Instructional Support Services|
Title 8 NYCRR 30-1.1, 30-1.2, 30-1.9, 80-1.1, 80-5.21
Defines "instructional support services" as professional development, pedagogical support, technical assistance, consultation, and/or program coordination offered by teachers to other school personnel including, but not limited to: conducting workshops, study ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Credit for Former Private School Teachers, Administrators|
Allows a member to establish optional credit for up to 2 years of service as a teacher or administrator employed by a private school recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education, provided that the teacher was certified under the law governing the certif...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Sick Leave and Compulsory Schooling Exemptions|
Allows a school board to require a certificate from a licensed chiropractic physician as a basis for pay after an absence of 3 days for personal illness. Allows an exemption from compulsory schooling laws for a child whose incapacitating disability is certifie...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12|
|Leave and Pay for Reservists|
Requires that a full-time employee of the state, local government or a school district who is a member of a reserve component of the armed forces or state militia must be given a leave of absence for any required training or duty. Requires that during the leav...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12|
|Administrator and Teacher Salaries|
Requires the governing board of each school district, public university, and community college to report to the state board of education or board of higher education the base salary and benefits, including vacation days, sick days, bonuses, annuities and retir...
|AZ||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Teacher salary reductions|
H.B. 2011--Section 21
Gives districts flexibility to select which teachers' salaries to reduce, rather than applying a general salary reduction.
|IL||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Sick Leave|
S.B. 35 and H.B. 548
Provides that a school board may require a certificate from a physician, advanced practice nurse, physician assistant or spiritual adviser as a basis for pay during leave after an absence of 30 days for birth. Provides that for paid sick leave for adoption or ...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||School Funding Advisory Council|
H.B. 1 - Section 3306.29, 3306.291 and 3306.292
Section 3306.29: Establishes the Ohio school funding advisory council. Directs the council, by December 1, 2010 and every other year thereafter, to provide recommendations to the state board, the general assembly and the public for revisions to the adequacy co...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Health Benefits|
Allows certain education districts to provide an employee health benefit plan other than the plan provided by the Educators Benefit Board if the premiums of the plan are the same as or less than the premiums of the board's plan and the plan is comparable to th...
|MO||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Retirement System|
Modifies provisions relating to teacher and school employee retirement systems; provides for an investment fund, recalculation of the cost of prior service credit, retirement system purchasing, disbursement of the guaranteed payment option upon member death, n...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Foreign Teachers and Retirement System|
Relates to the State Teachers' Retirement System; provides that foreign teachers holding J-1 visas who are teaching in a public school in the state through a J-1 exchange visitor program shall be members of the system.
|OH||Adopted 07/2009||P-12||State Health Care Fund|
Establishes the "Health Care Fund" as a separate account within the Employers' Trust Fund. Provides that fund assets may be used only for the payment of health care benefits, qualified medical expenses, dental and vision coverage, if applicable, and to reimbur...
|WI||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Limitations on Salary and Fringe Benefit Costs|
Repeals section 118.245, which established limitations on the salary and fringe benefit costs for professional employees. Page 469 of 692: http://www.legis.state.wi.us/2009/data/acts/09Act28.pdf ...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Teacher compensation|
Amends ethics laws; exempts from the definition of gift certain program material, expenses for attendance at a conference, and expenses paid to a public school employee for accompanying students on an educational trip; removes a requirement that a not-for-prof...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Transfer of Service Record|
Upon request by a teacher, librarian, nurse or counselor or by the district employing one of those individuals, requires a district that previously employed the individual to provide a copy of the individual's service record to the district employing the indiv...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Certain School Staff Salaries|
H.B. 3646 - Sections 6-9
Sections 6 and 9: Beginning with the 2009-10 school year, requires each school district and each charter holder that operated an open-enrollment charter school as of January 1, 2009, to increase the monthly salary of each classroom teacher and specified non-in...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12|
|Work During Natural Disaster or Other Extraordinary Circumstance|
Provides that the requirement that 6 months elapse between a higher education state employee's merit salary increases does not apply to a one-time merit payment if the chief administrative officer of the institution of higher education determines in writing th...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Teacher Salary Study Commission|
Establishes the Study Commission Regarding Teachers' Salaries; clarifies that the scope of the study commission review is teacher compensation, salaries and benefits; includes an examination of alternatives to the existing method of recognizing the costs of te...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Performance-based Pay Systems|
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...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12|
|K-12 and Postsecondary Employee Benefits|
Directs the Office of State Personnel, Department of Public Instruction, North Carolina Community Colleges, and the University of North Carolina to develop an employee benefits statement that reflects the current value of employee benefits provided to state, p...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Bonuses and Performance Compensation Fall Outside Negotiations|
Provides that employee bonuses and performance compensation are not conditions of employment that the board of education and professional employees' organization have to negotiate in good faith.
|WA||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Employee Benefits|
Relates to the Public Employees Benefits Board; allows the Board to determine the criteria for eligibility for benefits; establishes certain rules for half-time employees and half-time community and technical college faculty; allows the Health Care Authority t...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Differential Pay for Deployed National Guard Members Who are Teachers|
Relates to veterans; clarifies the circumstances under which pay differential applies for deployed National Guard and reserve members who are teachers.
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Alternative Compensation Rural District Application Assistance|
Makes districts in the rural equity region eligible for assistance in developing Q-Comp applications with specific compensation program components. Requires the commissioner to provide technical assistance to rural districts or groups of rural districts.
|AK||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Teacher Compensation|
Provides for the temporary suspension of the operation of school experience factors applicable to salary scale provisions for teachers. Allows schools to use greater financial incentives to attract experienced, out-of-state teachers for hard-to-fill positions....
|TX||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Personal and Sick Leave|
Bars district policies from the order in which an employee may use certain types of personal and sick leave. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/pdf/SB00522F.pdf...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Teacher Salary Ranges|
Repeals salary ranges for teachers of the department of education. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/Bills/SB161_HD1_.HTM...
|KY||Adopted 05/2009||P-12||Compensation for Specified CTE Activities|
780 KAR 3:020
Specifies dollar amounts to be paid certified or equivalent career/technical education staff for
(1) Administering the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute Performance Test
(2) Each lesson plan used as a model for other classes in area technolog...
|IN||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Teacher Retirement Fund|
Allows the board of trustees of the public employees' retirement fund to establish by rule the valuation date for a member's annuity savings account and the frequency, allocation, and timing of changes in a member's investment selections for the legislators' r...
|IN||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Teacher Compensation|
Provides that a school corporation and an employee or the exclusive representative of its certificated employees with respect to those employees may agree to a wage payment arrangement which provides that compensation earned during a school year may be paid us...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Single Salary System|
Amends existing policy and adds new section (284.3) on single salary system. S.F. 445 incorporates Phase II (general salary increases) of the Educational Excellence Program into individual salary schedules and repeals the Educational Excellence Program includi...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Teachers with Leadership Degrees|
Adds provision that an educator's placement on the salary schedule cannot be based on a leadership degree earned on or after July 1, 2010, unless the educator is employed in a leadership position as defined by the state board. Requires the educator to be place...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Teacher Compensation and Evaluation|
H.B. 2261--Section 201-203, Teacher Compensation and Evaluation
Section 201-203 focus on the certification, evaluation and compensation of teachers and other staff. Includes creation of an effective teaching and compensation working group to address a new salary model. Section 204 instructs the education data center and th...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Teacher Compensation|
H.B. 2261--Section 601, Teacher Compensation
Section 601 establishes a technical working group to begin working on July 1, 2011 using the results the legislature has collected on developing an enhanced salary allocation model that is collaboratively designed to ensure the rationality of any conclusions r...
|CO||Signed into law 02/2009||P-12||Alternative Teacher Compensation|
Allows the general assembly to determine annually whether to appropriate moneys for the alternative teacher compensation plan grant program; repeals the 2008-09 fiscal year appropriation of $ 1 million for the grant program; relates to grants to school distric...
|CO||Adopted 02/2009||P-12||Alternative Teacher Compensation Grant|
1 CCR 301-80
Addresses an alternative teacher compensation plan grant program to be administered through the Department of Education and directs that funds be provided for a competitive grant program to school districts that seek to develop alternative teacher compensation...
|IL||Signed into law 10/2008||P-12||Teaching Excellence Program and P-20 Council Membership|
Revises the Teaching Excellence Program. Provides an annual payment of $3,000 to a teacher or counselor who holds both a Master Certificate and a
corresponding certificate issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Creates a $1,000 incen...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2008||P-12||Job-Related Felony|
Provides that the State's Attorney must notify the board of trustees for the retirement system or pension fund if an employee is convicted of a job-related felony relating to or arising in connection with the employment for which the employee is covered under ...
|WA||Adopted 08/2008||P-12||Teacher Compenstion|
WAC 392-140-970 thru -974
Amends rules regarding salary bonuses for teachers who attain certification by the national board. Updates guidance on the administration of the salary bonus for teachers and other certificated instructional staff who have attained certification by the nationa...
|OR||Rejected by voters 08/2008||P-12||Teaching Quality Requirements & Pay|
Ballot Measure 60
Enacts the Kids First Act; requires that pay raises for public school teachers shall be based upon each teacher's classroom performance and not related to or connected to his or her seniority; provides that if a school district reduces its teaching staff, the ...
|NY||Adopted 07/2008||P-12||Expenses to Be Paid Distinguished Educators and Technical Assistance Teams|
Title 8 NYCRR Section 100.15
Adds new rules to establish criteria for determining the reasonable and necessary expenses to be paid by school districts to distinguished educators, and members of school quality review teams and joint intervention teams. Adopted as proposed in April 2, 2008 ...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Post-Employment Benefit Trusts|
Authorizes municipalities and school districts to create post-employment benefit trusts and to invest the assets therein in accordance with the requirements of government accounting standards; provides for health care and dental care benefits; provides for a t...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Wage Adjustments for Substitute Teachers|
Effective July 1, 2008, directs the board of education to provide wage adjustments for substitute teachers that are comparable to the across-the-board wage adjustments negotiated for teachers in bargaining unit 5. Authorizes the board to also adjust hours, ben...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Education Program Funding|
Deletes salary supplements for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification from definition of compensation under the Retirement System; excludes charter school Merit Award Program funds from administrative fees; revises funding for...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Teacher and Principal Specialists|
H.B. 4662 -- Amends Multiple Provisions
For schools or districts designated as "at risk" (changed from "unsatisfactory), teacher specialists may be assigned to work across grade levels and subject areas. Such teachers will receive their salary and a supplement equal to 50% of the current southeaster...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||School District Employee Direct Deposit Act|
Bill creates the School District Employee Direct Deposit Act that authorizes a school district board of education to adopt a direct deposit system for school district employees. The bill prohibits service charges on any employee as a result of the implementati...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Appropriations: Teacher Quality-Related Section|
Governor and General Assembly by January 15, 2009. (Page 10, Line 20)
DIVISION IV – STUDENT
ACHIEVEMENT AND TEACHER
• Requires disposition of Teacher Quality Funding to be negotiated as part of a whole-grade sharing
agreement (Page 66, Line 33)...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12|
Increases and authorizes annual experience salary increments for teachers fore up to 35 years of experience for all certificate levels, to be phased-in over a two-year period. Commits state funding for mentor teachers that provide services to beginning teacher...
|WV||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Personnel Salary Increases|
From state fiscal analysis: "The purpose of this bill is to grant a $1,600 annual salary increase to professional educators and a $700 annual increase to service personnel ($70/month), grant a $400 salary supplement to classroom teachers staring at the first y...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Aid for School Nurses and Psychologists|
Grants school nurses and school psychologists who attain national certification an annual salary supplement of $2500 and reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses for attaining national certification (no more than $600). Fifteen new nurses and psychologists ar...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12|
|Transfer of Accumulated Leave|
Permits the transfer of accumulated leave of certificated and classified employees between the K-12 and higher education systems....
|ID||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||teacher compensation|
Provides that when the State Board of Education removed the requirement that Idaho's public elementary schools be accredited; provides for an impact on teachers teaching in those elementary schools; provides that under Idaho Code teachers receive an additional...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Signing Bonuses and One-Time Performance Based Bonuses|
Provides funds for one-time $1,000 signing bonuses for new educators (including teachers returning to education after one or more years of interrupted service) hired to begin teaching in the 2008-2009 school year.
Provides funds for one-time performance-base...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2008||P-12||Teacher compensation|
Revises certain provisions regarding the teacher compensation assistance program.
|OH||Signed into law 02/2008||P-12||Retirement System Revisions|
· Revises retirement eligibility requirements and benefit calculations for School Employees Retirement System (SERS) members whose membership commences on or after the act's effective date.
· Increases the age at which a new SERS member is eligible to retire u...
|NY||Vetoed 08/2007||P-12||Service Credit for Laid-Off Teachers|
Allows former members of the New York city teachers' retirement system who were suspended because of fiscal measures taken by New York city to obtain service credit. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A08445&sh=t...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Sick Leave|
Relates to school districts other than the Chicago school district. Allows sick leave for birth, adoption, or placement for adoption. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/95/HB/PDF/09500HB1877lv.pdf...
|NC||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Teacher Leave Time|
Gives teachers credit for the excess personal leave time that they earn. Ensures that teachers can take personal leave with five days' notice. Authorizes the conversion of personal leave time to sick leave for retirement purposes.
|NC||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Pilot Alternative Teacher Salary Plans|
Requires the State Board of Education to establish a pilot program authorizing the implementation of alternative teacher salary plans to enable local school administrative units to develop and implement plans that will improve student performance by financiall...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12|
|Teacher Absence Due to Military Service|
Provides that a member of the teachers' and state employees' retirement system may not be denied short-term disability benefits due to an absence for military service. Relates to long-term disability benefits for members of the teachers' and state employees' r...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||High Needs Schools|
Allows National Board Certified Teachers who serve as mentors, literacy coaches, or in other instructional leadership positions at high needs schools to retain the salary increment for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification. Allows Na...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Compensation of Teachers Who Served in the Uniformed Services|
Revises the law providing for creditable service in the teachers' retirement system for members who served in the uniformed services.
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Reaching One's Potential for Excellence (ROPE) Scholars Pilot Program.|
The purpose of the ROPE Scholars Pilot Program is to strengthen middle grades education in order to provide students with the opportunity to graduate from high school with the core academic skills needed for postsecondary education and high-skilled employment,...
|HI||Became law without governor's signature 07/2007||P-12||Career Ladder for Educational Assistants|
Directs the department of education to submit a report to the legislature before the regular 2008 session on a career ladder program for educational assistants that includes:
(1) Repricing class levels and a career ladder program, and other career ladder...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||School Improvement Plans|
During the first year a system or school is on probation, the commissioner of education shall: (A) Have the authority to approve a school system's allocation of financial resources to a system or school on probation; (B) Have the authority to appoint a local c...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Pilot Performance Pay Program|
A.B. 3A; (NEW BILL)
Appropriates money to provide for pilot programs of performance pay and enhanced compensation for the recruitment and retention of licensed teachers.
Amends the Educator Excellence Awards program to allow districts to spend certain funds awarded through the program on stipends for classroom teachers who have obtained national board certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Teacher Salary|
Relates to the salaries of public education employees; provides for a revision of the State Minimum Salary Schedule to reflect pay increases of at least seven percent beginning with the fiscal year 2007-08; provides that each employee of certain boards of educ...
|WA||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Gain-Sharing and Early Retirement|
Changes rules pertaining to gain-sharing of retirement benefits for teachers hired after July 1, 2007 and changes rules regarding early retirement reduction factors.
|NE||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||School Employees Retirement Act|
Changes provisions of the school employees retirement act. Relates to retirement and payment of death benefits. Allows for a disability retirement application any time prior to the date of normal retirement eligibility.Gives a surviving spouse 12 months to ele...
|OR||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Transfer of Unused Sick Leave|
Allows employees of Department of Education, school districts and education service districts to transfer unused sick leave between department and districts.
|TN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Self Insurance Capability|
Allows two or more member employers of the same trade or professional organization with at least five hundred (500) covered lives may enter into an agreement to pool their liabilities under this chapter for the purpose of qualifying as self-insurers.
|TX||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Access to Insurance|
From bill analysis: Under current law, public school employees who resign at the end of a school year are not entitled to remain on the school district's insurance policy during the summer months. This causes public school employees to lose health insurance co...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Student 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...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Quality Educator Payment|
Provides a quality educator payment to certified teachers employed by the Youth Challenge Program which assists at-risk youth in developing skills and abilities necessary to become productive citizens through focusing on the physical, emotional and educational...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Performance Reviews|
S.F. 277 (Section 28)
Strikes Section 284.7, subsection 4, which provided that if a performance review for a teacher is conducted in the 5th year of the teacher's status of the career level, and indicates the teacher's practice no longer meets standards, a performance review must b...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||National Board Certification Bonuses|
Provides that certificated instructional staff who have attained certification from the national board for professional teaching standards shall receive a bonus each year in which they maintain the certification. The bonus shall be calculated as follows: The a...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Pilot incentive pay plan|
Creates a pilot program to restructure the teacher professional pay system to be known as the Rewarding Excellence in Achievement Program (REAP).
(Act No. 1029)
|AR||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Teacher compensation|
Establishes the Arkansas Alternative Pay Programs Act which relates to a salary amount that is part of a certified or classified school employees total compensation for additional responsibilities, mastery of new knowledge and skills, advanced career opportuni...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Merit Pay Program for Teachers|
Establishes the Merit Award program for instructional personnel and school-based administrators; requires a school district board to adopt the plan in order to receive funding; authorizes charter schools to participate; relates to collective bargaining; provid...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Health Insurance Credits Retired Teachers & School Board Employees|
H.B. 2370, S.B. 1218
Increases the monthly health insurance credit for retired teachers from $2.50 to $4.00 for each full year of the retired member's creditable service; eliminates an overall cap to the credit, and adds retired full-time, salaried employees of local school boards...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12|
Provides for the promotion of economic development by creating a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Fund to increases the state's ability to compete for jobs in the twenty-first century; provides the fund is created for the purpose of retaining, recrui...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Teacher Salary Schedule|
Increases teacher salaries under the state's teacher salary scale.
|OR||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12|
|Educators Benefit Board|
Establishes Educators Benefit Board; requires Governor to appoint members of board for four-year terms; authorizes board to contract for health and dental benefit plans and other benefits for employees of certain school districts, education service districts a...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Education Postemployment Benefits Funding|
Provides that counties, cities, towns, school divisions, and certain political subdivisions may establish local trusts or equivalent arrangements to fund postemployment benefits other than pensions. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+ful+SB789ER...
|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...
|AL||Act No. 2007-007 03/2007||P-12||Teacher Retirement|
Proposes a Constitutional Amendment; requires the assets, proceeds, and income of the Retired State Employees' Health Care Trust and the Retired Education Employees' Health Care Trust be used exclusively for the purpose of providing health care benefits to ret...
|WV||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12||Retired Teachers as Substitutes & Retirement Benefits|
Extends the expiration date of provisions permitting retired teachers to accept employment as substitutes in areas of critical need and shortage for an unlimited number of days without affecting retirement benefits. http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Text_HTML/...
|MT||Rule Adoption 12/2006||P-12||Quality Educator, At Risk Students and Indian Payments|
ARM 10.7.106, .106A, .113 through .115,10.10.301 to .315, 10.15.101, 10.16.3804, .3811, .3812, .3816, 10.20.102 to 10.30.415
Adopts and amends rules relating to quality educator payments, at-risk student payments - general fund, Indian education for all payments, American Indian achievement gap payments - general fund and school finance.
|WA||Rule Adoption 08/2006||P-12||Modifies Teachers' Retirement System|
WAC 415-112-200, -210, -220, -230, -260, -530, -810, -820, -830,-835, -255, -256, -295, -332, -432, -434, -435, -474, -509
Rewrites the state's teachers' retirement system rules to reflect current policy and clear-writing standards. http://www1.leg.wa.gov/documents/wsr/2006/18/06-18-006.htm...
|WV||Rule Adoption 07/2006||P-12||School Personnel Licensure|
Title 126, Series 136
Amends rules outlining the minimum requirements for various licenses for educators and paraprofessionals wishing to work in W. Virginia public schools; outlines requirements for educators wishing to qualify for an advanced salary classification. http://www.wvs...
|HI||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Substitute Teacher Pay|
Sets and provides moneys for the classification and compensation rates for substitute teachers that are consistent with the compensation rates determined by the Legislature in 1996. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/bills/sb3197_cd1_.htm...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Paid Leave to Attend Meetings|
Requires that a local school board employee be provided paid leave to attend meetings of certain public entities on which the employee serves as an elected or appointed member. Provides that public entities include the Board of Trustees of the Teachers' Retire...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Definition of Administrator|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Additional State Aid for Cooperative High Schools|
Allows cooperative high schools to receive some of the same supplementary state aid that new districts receive; relates to multiple agreements. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/94/HB/PDF/09400HB4365lv.pdf...
|IA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||District Financial Reports|
S.B. 2272 - Section 14-15
Directs each local board to annually develop, maintain, and distribute a financial report. Provides that the objective of the financial report shall be to facilitate public access to a variety of information and statistics relating to the education funding re...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Rehired Retirees|
Allows any service retiree of the Louisiana School Employees' Retirement System to be rehired on a full-time basis, in any position covered by the system, including part-time, temporary, or substitute employee positions. Repeals language that bars earnings for...
|LA||Adopted 05/2006||P-12||Hurricane Victim Withdrawals from Retirement Accounts|
Provides for public employees placed on involuntary furlough or leave without pay (LWOP) due to a gubernatorially declared disaster or emergency to continue
to earn service credit in their retirement systems by making employee and employer contributions. Allow...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Differentiated Pay Scale for Teachers|
H.B. 7087 (Section 55)
Beginning with the 2007-2008 academic year, each district school board must adopt a salary schedule with differentiated pay for both instructional personnel and school-based administrators. The salary schedule is subject to negotiation as provided in chapter 4...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Donation of Sick Leave|
Relates to sick leave for teachers and other public school personnel; provides for the donation of sick leave from an employee of a local board of education to his or her spouse who is also an employee of the local board of education for certain purposes. http...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Minimum Teacher Salaries|
Updates the law that established a minimum teachers' salary, starting in 1987, of $ 15,500, an amount that is now outdated and increases the amount to $ 30,000. The bill also establishes a method for future periodic updating of the minimum salary amount and ou...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Decreasing Local Salary Supplement|
Relates to salary schedules for certified personnel under the Quality Basic Education Act; requires two public hearings prior to decreasing any local salary supplement where there has been an increased in the state minimum salary schedule. http://www.legis.sta...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Minimum Teacher Compensation|
Directs districts to have in place a salary schedule with at least the minimum levels of compensation for a basic contract spelled out in the bill.
|ID||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Teaching Experience in an Accredited College or University|
Provides that actual years teaching in an accredited college or university shall count in determining the experience factor for public school teachers for salary purposes. http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/S1395.html#engr...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Income and Benefits of Teacher Victim of Assault|
Provides that there shall be no loss of income or benefits to a teacher or school employee for work time lost because of personal injury incurred by the teacher or employee as the result of an assault while in the performance of assigned duties for a period of...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Teachers Called to Active Military Duty|
Adds a member of the state National Guard or a Reserve component ordered to active duty by the President of the United States to the list of certified employees of a local board of education that shall be granted a leave of absence for military purposes. Requ...
|VT||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Credit for Prior Service|
Allows retired teachers who are then reemployed to obtain credit for prior service. A teacher who has ceased being a member upon reemployment is entitled to prior service credit upon depositing in the annuity savings fund the contributions which would have bee...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Teacher Evaluation and Compensation|
Establishes a biennial review of the compensation of teachers and other occupations requiring similar education and training and requires such a review to consider the Commonwealth's compensation for teachers relative to member states in the Southern Regional ...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12|
Allowing vesting after five years of service in the defined benefit portion of the Public Employees' Retirement System, the School Employees' Retirement System, and the Teachers' Retirement System Plan 3. From the fiscal note: To qualify for a guaranteed month...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Bonus for Teachers wtih National Board Certification|
Provides a $2,500 bonus for professional personnel with National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification to be continued for the life of the certificate or ten years, whichever expires first, and to provide for the reimbursement of the fee plus...
|AL||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Public Education Employee Salaries|
Relates to the salaries of public education employees; provides for a revision of the State Minimum Salary Schedule to reflect pay increases of at least five percent beginning with the fiscal year 2006-07; provides that each employee of certain boards of educa...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Stipends for Nationally Certified Teachers|
Increases the length of time for which nationally certified teachers may receive stipends to be paid upon receipt of documentation of certification completion. During the first five years, the state department stipend is $1000 and the district's is $1000. From...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Education Reform Act of 2006|
Enacts the Education Reform Act of 2006. Section 2 provides additional compensation for teachers holding licenses in critical subject areas. Establishes the Mississippi Performance Based Pay (MPBP) Plan to reward licensed personnel at schools showing improveme...
|OH||Signed into law 01/2006||P-12||Alignment of Teacher Preparation Programs to Standards, Career Ladder|
Requires the State Board's standards for teacher preparation programs to require that the curricula of those programs be aligned with the State Board's minimum standards for primary and secondary schools, as well as the state academic content standards and the...
|OH||to governor 12/2005||P-12||Aligned Teacher Preparation Programs|
Requires the state board to adopt standards that require the curricula of teacher preparation programs to be aligned with the state academic content standards, the state board's minimum standards for schools, and the value-added progress dimension developed by...
|LA||Signed into law 12/2005||P-12||Deferred Retirement Option Plan Withdrawals for Hurricane Katrina Victims|
Allows certain Hurricane Katrina victims to take in-service distributions from their Deferred Retirement Option Plan accounts; provides for a tax return under specified circumstances.
|LA||Signed into law 12/2005||P-12||State Employees' Retirement System and Hurricanes|
Waives the first two months' interest on delinquent contributions due for August and September 2005 to the State Employees' Retirement System, the School Employees' Retirement System, the Teachers' Retirement System or any statewide public retirement system; l...
|TX||Issued 11/2005||P-12||Performance Incentives|
Executive Order RP51
Requires the Commissioner of Education to establish a performance-based pay grant program for educators. The program is to use federal funds and other funds made available for this purpose and is to award grants to campuses of no less than $100,000 for rewardi...
|LA||Emergency Rule Adoption 10/2005||P-12||Hurricane Katrina Distribution|
Applies provisions of the United States Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Act to the Deferred Retirement Option Plan accounts of retirees who have sustained an economic loss due to Hurricane Katrina. Allows retired teachers living in an area devastated by Hurricane...
|WV||Signed into law 10/2005||P-12||Minimum Salary Schedules|
A BILL to amend and reenact 18A-4-2 and 18A-4-8a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to salaries for teachers and school service personnel; adopting state minimum salary schedules for teachers; providing for incremental salary increase...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2005||P-12||Teacher Retirement Benefits|
Makes numerous changes to teacher retirement provisions. Broadens the authority of the Teachers' Retirement Board to fix compensation for certain positions. Specifies the procedure by which a member may terminate a retirement allowance upon written request.
|NC||Signed into law 08/2005||P-12||Evergreen Charter Schoolparticipating in the Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System|
Authorizes Evergreen Charter School to elect to participate in the teachers' and state employees' retirement system. http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2005/Bills/House/HTML/H485v3.html...
|NC||Signed into law 08/2005||P-12||Charter schools participating in the teachers' and state employees' retirement system and the North Carolina teachers' and state employees' major medical plan|
Charter schools participation in the teachers' and state employees' retirement system and the North Carolina teachers' and state employees' major medical plan....
|DE||Rule Adoption 08/2005||P-12||Credit for Experience for Educators and Secretary Staff|
14 DAC 727
Amends regulations concerning credit for experience for educators and for secretarial staff. Clarifies who is an eligible employee by adding a definition of an 'Eligible Employee' and reflects the addition of the definition. http://www.state.de.us/research/Adm...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||School Employee Benefits|
Amends the School Employee Benefit Act. Includes in the definition of "school district" a vocational education district, a special education district, a program operated by an educational service region, and a joint agreement. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/p...
|HI||Became law without governor's signature 07/2005||P-12||Voluntary Employees' Beneficiary Association (VEBA)|
Allows for the temporary establishment of an employee organization sponsored trust that would provide health benefits for state and county employees of a particular bargaining unit, as well as future retirees of that bargaining unit and existing retirees who w...
|OR||Did Not Pass 06/2005||P-12||Oregon Educators Benefit Board|
Establishes Oregon Educators Benefit Board. Requires Governor to appoint members of board for four-year terms. Authorizes board to contract for health and dental benefits plans and other benefits for employees of certain school districts, education service dis...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12|
|Teacher Recruitment and Education|
Section 1: Establishes need for improvement in teacher recruitment, compensation, support and peer mentoring.
Section 2: Creates a new section establishing the Hawaii teacher cadet program fund, originally a department initiative, as a separate fund of the Ha...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Movement on the Salary Schedule|
Any principalteacher, teacher, director of schools or other school personnel employed on a systemwide basis who completes additional academic training after the beginning of a school year, but prior to January 1 of that school year, that would qualify such emp...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Budget Bill|
H.B. 1020 (budget provisions)
Budget bill funds public schools at $2.15 billion. Provided an increase of more than $145 million per year to boost teacher pay and benefits, as well as helping schools struggling with growing operational expenses. The increased appropriation includes $57.7 mi...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12|
Requires the compensation plan for substitute teachers' pay to be commensurate with their educational training and academic qualifications.
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Arizona Performance Based Compensation System Task Force|
Establishes the Arizona Performance Based Compensation System Task Force within the state board of education. By Februrary 2006 and annually thereafter, requires the superintendent of public instruction to submit specified school district data to the task forc...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Pay Supplements|
Allows districts to allocate and expend any state funds received for extended contracts consistent with the needs of the specific programs served through extended contracts. Such allocation and expenditures may include payments to teachers working extended con...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Teaching Experience|
Recognizes and credits a teacher for all of his or her years of teaching experience with a valid Arkansas teaching license, regardless of whether this service was in a public school, accredited private school in Arkansas or Arkansas institution of higher educa...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Sick Leave - School District Employee|
Provided that employees of a school district or charter school district who regularly work 20 hours or more per week are entitled to
one day of sick leave, proportionate to the hours worked per day, for each month of service in which they work a majority of th...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Teacher Resource Programs|
Renames the Teacher and Administrator Enhancement and Retraining Grant Program the Teacher Opportunity Program. Eliminates requirement that program applicant be a citizen of the United States or permanent resident alien. Establishes the Dual Certification Ince...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Public School Finance|
Updates various provisions of the Arkansas code related to public school finance. One provision changes policy from allowing to requiring any increase in Educational Excellence Trust Fund funds allocated for teacher salaries to be used by school districts to p...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Classroom Teacher Salary Requirement|
Clarifies the classroom teacher salary requirement in the educational excellence trust fund. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/sb1179.pdf...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Public Employee Retirement System|
Relates to returning to employment after retirement under the public employees retirement system defined contribution retirement plan.
|NM||Vetoed 04/2005||P-12||Educational Retirees|
Relates to educational retirees returning to work.
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||National Guard Youth Challenge Program|
Provides that certified teachers for the National Guard Youth Challenge Program and the C Step Program receive substantially equal teacher salaries and benefits. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/hb2743.pdf...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Student Teacher Stipends|
The board of a school district may provide a stipend to a student teacher assigned to a school in the district.
|VA||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Leave-Sharing forTeachers|
Requires local school boards to adopt policies providing for the donation of leave and leave without pay for school board employees with debilitating or life threatening illness or injury, without regard to the employee's length of service with the school boar...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||State Board Of Education|
Clarifies the authority of the State Board of Education to expend federal funds for training expenses and salary incentives for licensed teachers.
The State Board of Education shall have authority to expend any available federal funds, or any other funds expr...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Conversion Of Unused Leave For School District|
Revises the determination of the annual conversion of unused vacation or personal leave to sick leave for licensed or unlicensed school employees; recognizes leave accumulated under a previous policy.
|NE||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||School Retirement Plans|
Relates to retirement; authorizes certain contributions related to school plans....
|WV||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Proposing Amendment To Constitution|
Proposes an amendment to the Constitution designated the Pension Bond Amendment; permits the issuance and sale of additional state general obligation bonds to help provide for the fiscal soundness of the State Teachers Retirement System, the Judges' Retirement...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Public School Teacher Incentive|
Appropriates $100,000 to fund the Wyoming teacher policy institute in collaboration with the University of Wyoming during school
year 2005-2006. For school year 2005-2006, appropriates $182,000.00 to supplement amounts available under W.S.21-22-106(a)(iii) to ...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12|
|Unused Sick Leave at Retirement Amendments|
Relates to unused sick leave at retirement; provides that after a specified date, new sick leave hours may not be accumulated for future use under the current Sick Leave Retirement Option Program; provides for a five-year phase out of the guaranteed continuing...
|MT||Signed into law 02/2005||P-12||State Employee Benefits|
Increases the state contibution to the Employee Group Benefits Program; repeals statutory Teachers' and Blue-Collar Pay Schedules; appropriates funds to implement pay and benefit revisions, for personal services contingencies and for a labor-management trainin...
|OH||Signed into law 02/2005||P-12||Parent's Week, Teacher Compensation, Testing Sections|
Designates the fourth week of September as Parent's Week; revises provisions governing child support collection. Qualifies teachers employed by chartered nonpublic schools for annual stipends for holding valid certificates issued by the National Board for Prof...
|DE||Rule Adoption 01/2005||P-12||Knowledge, Skills and Responsibility Supplements|
14 DAC 1501, 1.0 - 12.0
Amends regulation relating to knowledge, skills and responsibility based supplements for educators. Clarifies the effective date of salary supplements paid to educators who complete professional development clusters....
|NJ||Signed into law 12/2004||P-12||Highest Benefit Year for Retirement|
Concerns the retirement allowance of the Teachers' Pension and Annuity Fund and the Public Employees' Retirement System veterans members who retire after attaining age 55 with at least 35 years of service credit; provides the allowance shall be based on the 12...
|AL||Signed into law 11/2004||P-12||Public Education Employees Flexible Benefits|
Allows public education employees to participate in a flexible employees benefits program and creates the Public Education Flexible Employees Benefits Board for such program's administration....
|DE||Rule Adoption 11/2004||P-12||Compensation of District Personnel Under Proposals|
14 DAC, 742
Amends regulations relating to compensating of district personnel under specific project proposals by adding a reference to charter schools and changing the title to refer only to federal projects. ...
|NY||Signed into law 11/2004||P-12||New York State Teachers Retirement System|
Permits the New York state teachers retirement system to re-establish a window period in order to pay an actuarially equivalent one time lump sum in lieu of all future benefits to any electing currently retired member or beneficiary whose retirement benefit in...
|NY||Vetoed 11/2004||P-12||State Teachers Retirement System Legislation|
Relates to the effective date of bills affecting benefits provided by the New York state teachers' retirement system; assures that any legislation affecting benefits provided by the New York state teachers' retirement system will take effect no later than June...
|MA||*****Returned to HOUSE with GOVERNOR'S recommendation of amendments. For message see H 5111. 10/2004||P-12||School Nurse Creditable Service|
Relates to creditable service for service rendered as a school nurse; provides that specified years of membership service as a school nurse shall be deemed to be years of teaching for the purpose of this section....
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Teachers' Retirement: Post-Retirement Earnings|
Relates to retired teachers' post-retirement earnings. Limits the period of an earnings exemption for service performed in a emergency situation in certain vacant administrative positions for up to 1/2 of full-time equivalent if certain conditions are met, to ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||State Teachers Retirement|
Specifies that provisions of the Teachers' Retirement Law applicable to a spouse, surviving spouse or former spouse also apply to a registered domestic partner, surviving domestic partner or former domestic partner. Makes technical changes to various provision...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||State Teachers' Retirement|
Authorizes any member of the Defined Benefit Program of the State Teacher's Retirement Plan granted additional credit for service or service and age would not forfeit that credit if he or she is reemployed at any time after retirement by any other district.
Requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and, where appropriate, the State Department of Education, to incorporate into licensure requirements for teacher candidates, professional development requirements for renewal of licenses, and accreditation requ...
|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...
|IL||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Education Reform and Accountability Act of 2004|
Under the School Employee Benefit Act, provides the prescription drug benefit program shall be maintained on an ongoing, affordable basis, and the cost to school districts shall not exceed the State's actual program costs.
Makes changes to the provisions con...
|Governor's Commission on Education Spending|
Executive Order No. 02-2003
The governor issued Executive Order No. 02-2003 on January 30, 2003, creating the Governor's Commission of Education Spending. The Commission was to engage in a thorough examination of how education dollars have been spent in Alabama during the past ten years....
|MS||Rule Adoption 08/2004||P-12||Employment Contracts|
State Board Policy GBDA
Amends rules concerning employment contracts. Increases the number of days from 25 to 45 that a teacher may not be under contract of employment during a school year and still be considered full-time employed and credited with a year of teaching experience. MIS...
|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...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||Charter School Employees' Retirement|
Provides if a charter school chooses to participate in the Public Employees' Retirement System, its qualified classified employees shall be covered under the system in the same manner as the employees of the school district that granted the charter. Provides t...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Donated Leave Program|
Clarifies the qualification requirements for school district donated sick leave programs; allows employees to receive donated leave for these additional days off without having to re-qualify; limits effect to an absence when it is related to an employee's own ...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||State Special School Teachers Leave|
Amends an earlier law that captures the savings from the abolition of extended sick leave for teachers. Uses the savings to increase teacher compensation.
Bill digest: http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/04RS/CVT3/OUT/0000LUDL.PDF
Full text: http://www.legi...
|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...
|MO||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Kansas City Public School Retirement System|
Amends provisions relating to the Kansas City public school retirement system; allows the board of trustees of the retirement system to use one or more banks for conducting business; provides for certification of a disability for eligible members.
|MO||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Kansas City Public School Retirement System|
Revises the provisions of existing law relating to the Kansas City Public School Retirement System. Revises the definition of "break in service" to:
(7) "Break in service", an occurrence when a regular employee ceases to be a regular employee for any reason o...
|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||Retirement Systems|
Requires each state and statewide public retirement system to submit its proposed annual operating budget to the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget for review and approval. Bars any state public retirement system make any expenditures or obligate itself...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Minimum Salary Schedule|
Relates to schools; relates to minimum salary schedule for teachers; increases minimum salaries; adds additional year steps to the minimum salary schedule; provides for military service credit for certain purposes; requires certain experience for employment wi...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Training for Members of Boards of Trustees of State Retirement Systems|
Defines "actuarial science". Provides for educational training for members of the boards of trustees of the state and statewide retirement systems. Adds the laws, rules, and regulations of the system as an area of required education. Refers to 2 hours of requ...
|DE||Rule Adoption 06/2004||P-12||Professional Standards Board: Knowledge, Skills And Responsibility Based Supplements|
14 DAC 1501
Amends regulation by adding requirements for reauthorization, replication, and re-qualification of clusters and sets forth procedures for payment of salary increments to educators. http://www.state.de.us/research/AdminCode/title14/1500/1501%20Knowledge,%20Skil...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Teachers' Pension System|
Allows former members who meet specified criteria to receive service credit in the Teachers' Pension System for military service; requires those former members to complete a claim for service credit and submit proper military forms to the Board of Trustees.
|MI||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Dependent Definition|
Revises definition of "dependent" for public school employee retirement.
|MN||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Retirement|
Relates to retirement; modifies provisions in the teachers retirement association and first class city teacher plans; provides for compliance with certain provisions of the Internal Revenue Code related to all retirement plans; includes the correctional employ...
|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||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Teacher Recruitment and Retirement|
Amends retirement allowances, disability benefits, and spouses' benefits under the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia to allow a teacher who retired on a service retirement may be employed as a classroom teacher, principal, superintendent, counselor, or lib...
|MS||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||School Nurses and Counselors Salary Supplements|
Provides that a licensed nurse who has met the requirements and acquired a certificate form the National Board of Certification of School Nurses, Inc., and who is employed by a local school board or the state Board of Education as a school nurse shall receive ...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Review of Teacher Salaries|
Establishes a method for equalizing the salaries of public school teachers in the state. Under present law, the state commissioner, with the approval of the state board of education, annually formulates a mandated salary schedule applicable to all public schoo...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Teachers Retirement System|
Relates to benefit payments to retirants under the former Teachers' Retirement System....
|AL||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||School Teachers' Hours|
Public school teachers authorized to contract with local boards of education to work less than full time under certain conditions, provisions for retired teachers. http://alisdb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLogin.asp...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Teachers Contract Salary|
Relates to teachers; revises contract day requirements for salary experience increments.
Increases the number of days from 25 to 45 that a teacher may not be under contract of employment during a school year and still be considered full time employed and cred...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Certified Employees Called To Active Military|
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 161 to identify benefits for certified staff called to active duty, permit a board of education to provide the employer's contribution for health insurance as long as the certified employee or spouse provides the difference ...
|ME||Rule Adoption 04/2004||P-12||Returning to Employment|
Clarifies rules regarding retirees returning to employment after retirement with the same employer. Establishes a waiver that must be executed by each reitiree to acknowledge that no future accruals of service credit or increase in earnable compensation will r...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Flexible Benefits and|
Requires the state to pay 100% of teacher health benefits. Requires districts to use the total dollar amount the district was required to pay during school year 2003-04 over and above the flexible benefit allowance for certified personnel -- for instruction co...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Teacher Criminal Prosecution|
Prohibits the payment of a teacher following the initiation of a prosecution for an offense that would result in the loss of licensure. http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2004a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont2/...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Completion of Contract/Accrual of Service Credit During Emergency Days|
Requires school districts that missed school days due to emergencies, including weather-related emergencies, to consider certified and classified personnel to have met the 185-day minimum contract with the district, for purposes of service credit for retiremen...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Computers|
Allows licensed teachers employed in a full-time teaching capacity in public schools or in state educational facilities to purchase personal computers and related devices for use outside the classroom on state contract....
|WA||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Retirement Minimum Monthly Benefit|
Establishes a one thousand dollar minimum monthly benefit for public employees retirement system plan 1 members and teachers retirement system plan 1 members who have at least twenty five years of service and who have been retired at least twenty years....
|CO||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Education Administrators|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2004||P-12||Minimum Teacher Salaries|
Amends the minimum teacher salaries. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB1047.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||Public School Funding Act of 2003|
Relates to the Public School Funding Act of 2003; provides equitable funding to public schools; provides a system for monitoring public school expenditures; increases minimum teacher salaries; establishes a knowledge and skills-based pay system for teachers; p...
|DE||Rule Adoption 01/2004||P-12||Professional Growth Salary Increments|
14 DAC 1507
Provides procedures for implementation of movement by educators on the salary schedule set forth in 14 Del.C., Section 1305. Addresses movement from one column to another based on the satisfactory completion of graduate level course work toward a master's degr...
|AR||Signed into law 12/2003||P-12||Teacher Retirement System|
Allows active members of the Teacher Retirement System who have previously elected to eliminate contributions to make an irrevocable election to make future contributions; mandates that any active member whose status changes from nonteacher status to teacher s...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||State Teachers' Retirement|
Relates to existing law that requires a collective bargaining agreement to specify the number of hours of service of part-time employees equals full-time for retirement benefits. Makes that requirement applicable to adult education program instructors. Extends...
|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||Teachers' Retirement System: Surviving Spouse|
Defines a spouse, for purposes of qualification for survivor's benefits under the State Teachers' Retirement Plan, as a person who was continuously married to the member for the period beginning prior to the injury or onset of the illness that resulted in the ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12||Teacher Retirement Incentive|
Authorizes a member of the State Teachers' Retirement System to receive credit for an additional 2 years of service if the member's employer takes a specified formal action or an additional 2 years of service and 2 years of age if, prior to January 1, 2005, a ...
|MI||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Teacher Retirement Requirement|
Eliminates number of days required for year of retirement credit for teachers and replaces it with an hour requirement of 1,020 hours in a fiscal year.
|IL||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Teachers Medicare Coverage|
Amends the Downstate Teacher Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Directs the System to conduct a divided Medicare coverage referendum, open to teachers continuously employed by the same employer since March 31, 1986. Allows eligible teachers to irrevocably e...
|HI||Vetoed 07/2003||P-12||School Counselors|
Appropriates funds for the conversion of ten month counselor positions to twelve month for multi-track schools. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/site1/docs/getstatus.asp?qu=SB209&showstatus=on&showtext=on&press1=docs...
|NJ||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||School Boards 457 Deferred Compensation Plans|
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...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12|
|School Board Member Employment|
Revises options for participants in the Community College Optional Retirement Program; revises certain limitations on positions for which district school boards may employ members after specified period of retirement; revises payroll contribution rates for def...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Teacher Job Sharing|
H.B. 346 (multiple provisions)
Requires the state board to adopt rules to facilitate job-sharing positions for classroom teachers, as the term "job-sharing" is defined in this section. Rules must allow a classroom teacher in a job-sharing position to receive paid legal holidays, annual vaca...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Temporary Teacher Barred from Receiving Unemployment During Summer Vacation|
Clarifies that all those serving in an instructional, research or principal administrative capacity, including temporary or uncertified teachers, are prohibited from receiving unemployment benefits during summer vacation. http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Reimbursing Classroom Teachers|
Relates to reimbursing classroom teachers for personal funds expended on classroom supplies. ...
|AL||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Administrator Accountability Act|
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...
|WA||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Teacher Cost of living Provisions|
Suspends teacher cost-of-living provisions for the 2003-04 and 2004-05 school years. Deletes the following provision: Beginning with the 2001-02 school year, the state shall fully fund the cost-of-living increase in this section as part of its obligation to ...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||School District Retirement System|
Authorizes a school district retirement system to enter into an agreement to merge into another public employee retirement system including the public employees retirement association, provides for continuing fiduciary liability insurance. http://www.leg.state...
|GA||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Teacher Compensation and Contracts|
Provides for an annual increase in state pay for certain teachers; individuals who first became teachers on or after July 1, 2000, acquire rights to continued employment; provides procedures for hearings for such persons; provides for selection of a tribunal, ...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Retirement and Nonlicensed School Employees|
Concerns an extension of the time in which retirees of the public employees retirement association may be employed to work as nonlicensed employees for schools without reducing the retirement benefits of the retirees. http://www.leg.state.co.us/2003a/inetcbill...
|GA||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Sick Leave|
Relates to sick and personal leave for teachers and other personnel; provides for restoration of certain forfeited sick and personal leave after return to service for two consecutive years. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2003_04/sum/hb25.htm...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Teachers-Medical Leave Sabbaticals|
Eliminates provision that teachers at regular and special public schools are eligible for medical leave sabbaticals only if they have 25 days or fewer of regular sick leave remaining. http://www.legis.state.la.us/bills/byinst.asp?sessionid=03RS&billid=HB846&do...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||State Retirement System Members|
S.P. 514 (LD 1535)
Allows teacher who received retirement benefits under state retirement system who returned to covered service to rejoin the system. http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/billtexts/LD153501-1.asp...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Schools|
All contracts for employment of, or related employee information worksheets, for a teacher or administrator by a district board of education must include the following categories in a clear and concise format: 1. Employee information including: a. employee's ...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Annual Compensation in State Retirement System|
Requires members of the Arizona State Retirement System who want to purchase service credit for previous service with other government entities within the United States to pay an amount determined by the service purchase formula using a prescribed definition o...
|MT||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||State Employee Wages|
Deletes language that effective on the first day of the pay period that includes a state employee's anniversary date during the fiscal years ending June 30, 2002, and June 30, 2003, the employee's base salary must be increased by 4% or by a lesser amount so th...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Team-Based Variable Pay Pilot Program|
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Adds that another goal of statewide team-based variable pay pilot program is to compare student achievement gains in participating districts with student achievement gains in nonparticipating districts. Requires the department to offer technical assistance in...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Extra Contract Days for Teacher Development Program Districts|
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Changes from fourth to fifth year the year in which a school district participating in the teacher quality program must provide two noninstructional contract days more than were offered in the academic year before the first year of program participation, for s...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Fund Distribution|
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Eliminates language ending fund distribution program on June 30, 2003. See Section 46: http://www.legis.state.ia.us/cgi-bin/Legislation/File_only.pl?FILE=/usr/ns-home/docs/GA/80GA/Legislation/HF/00500/HF00549/030508.html...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Teacher Performance Pay (Phase III) Program|
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Repeals sections of code relating to Phase III program, which establishes system of teacher performance pay. http://www.legis.state.ia.us/cgi-bin/Legislation/File_only.pl?FILE=/usr/ns-home/docs/GA/80GA/Legislation/HF/00500/HF00549/030508.html and http://www.le...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Minimum Teacher Salary Requirements|
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Establishes minimum teacher salary requirements for the 2003-04 fiscal year. See Section 68: http://www.legis.state.ia.us/cgi-bin/Legislation/File_only.pl?FILE=/usr/ns-home/docs/GA/80GA/Legislation/HF/00500/HF00549/030508.html...
|HI||Vetoed 04/2003||P-12||Substitute Teacher Collective Bargaining Units|
Creates a collective bargaining unit for substitute teachers of the Department of Education, including part-time employees working less than one- half of a full-time equivalent. Allows the members of bargaining unit (14) to strike. Prohibits bargaining over wa...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Health Care Benefit Plans To School Employees|
Offers health care benefit plans to school district employees. http://www.leg.wa.gov/pub/billinfo/2003-04/Senate/5225-5249/5236-s_pl.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Annual for Teachers with National Board Certification|
Increases the annual bonus of teachers obtaining national board for professional teaching standards certification. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2903.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Teacher Salary Schedule|
Amends the Teacher Salary Schedule; requires districts to credit teachers for all teaching experience....
|ND||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||School District Reports|
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...
|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 ...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Teacher Retirement|
Allows a member of the Arkansas teacher retirement system to purchase service credit for service as a teacher with the federal government. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/SB8.pdf...
|NM||Pocket Veto by GOVERNOR. 04/2003||P-12||Schools|
Relates to public schools; enacts a new section of the public school code to provide for substitute teachers' salaries....
|NC||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12|
|Community College Shared Leave|
Provides that state employees, public school employees, and community college employees may share leave voluntarily....
|WV||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Service Credit Towards Retirement|
Relates to authorizing service credit toward retirement to public employees for public employment in another state....
|MT||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Retired Teachers and Administrators Can Work and Maintain Benefits|
Allows retired teachers, specialists and administrators to return to work part- or full-time without loss or interruption of benefits. To participate, member may not have been receiving disability retirement allowance, must hold valid certificate, must have be...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Educational Requirements for Licensure|
H.B. 212 (Omnibus Bill)
Amends Section 22-10A-6 to require the state board to set requirements that provide a reasonable period of time for teachers to comply with the reading course (3 hours) requirement. Adds new section (22-10A-7), which establishes requirements for level one lic...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Sick Leave|
Grants teacher assistants the same sick leave allowances as licensed school employees. Allows up to five days of unused sick leave to be carried over to the next school year and credited to such licensed employee if the employee remains employed in the same s...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||Accountability Report Cards, Other|
Requires the school accountability report card to include the rate of pupils who earn Governor's scholarship awards. Deletes provisions which limit the amount of compensation of a school board member. Deletes the certification requirement regarding charter sch...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||Equal Pay for State Special School Teachers|
Requires the State Personnel Administration to consider making salaries for teachers, specialists, and administrators of the State special schools and diagnostic centers competitive with the salaries of similarly qualified school teachers, specialists, and adm...
|NC||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Exchange Teacher Programs|
Clarifies the status of teachers participating in foreign exchange programs for purposes of retirement and tenure; includes any nonimmigrant alien employed in elementary or secondary public schools and participating in an exchange visitor program....
|GA||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Retired Teachers Working in Low-Performing Schools|
Permits retired teachers to work as full-time teachers or improvement specialists in low-performing schools. Limits number of retired teachers district may hire, number of years a retired teacher may be re-employed. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/Legis/2001_02/f...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||School District Insurance|
Relates to school district insurance; permits public agencies to jointly purchase workers' compensation, property and liability insurance or reinsurance; provides for formation of pools for health, accident, life and disability insurance; permits private, nonp...
|AZ||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 05/2002||P-12||Pooling of Liability, Workers' Compensation and Disability Coverage for Charters and Private Schools|
Extends availability of public agency pooling of property, liability, workers' compensation and disability coverage to charter schools and private schools; requires posting of a bond. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/legtext/45leg/2r/laws/0134.htm...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Charter Schools, ESL Services, Charter Technical Career Centers|
Creates new section on charter school capital outlay. According to legislative summary, bill "requires the full-credit for teaching service to apply to experience in charter schools, either in-state or out-of-state" and revises charter school purposes "to incl...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Retirement Benefits|
Relates to service creditable toward retirement benefits under the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia; provides that any member of the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia may obtain creditable service for years employed in certain early childhood developm...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Teacher Induction, Evaluation, Early Retirement Incentives, Administrator Preparation and Certification, Minimum Teacher Salary Requirements, Statewide Career Path Pilot Program|
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...
|NH||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Retirement for Paraprofessionals|
Requires that employees of school districts electing to join the retirement system after a certain date shall include certain paraprofessional and support positions; relates to special education, library, and health aides....
|KY||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Teacher Sick Leave Benefits|
Relates to school employees sick leave benefits to include foster care in the definition of immediate family....
|KY||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Teacher Compensation|
Relates to teachers; grants a percentage increase in compensation at least equal to the cost-of-living adjustment that is provided state government workers; specifies that a local school district may develop differentiated compensation programs that provide ad...
|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...
|AL||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Cost-of-Living Adjustment for Retirement Payments|
Provides for a cost-of-living adjustment for certain retirees and beneficiaries of the Employees' Retirement System and the Teachers' Retirement System.http://alisdb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/searchableinstruments/2002rs/bills/hb227.htm...
|AL||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Retirement Credit for Southeastern Educational Laboratory Program Employees|
Allows purchase of credit towards teacher's retirement system in the State for those persons who were full-time employees of the Southeastern Educational Laboratory Program between September 1, 1967, and March 31, 1969. Sets deadline for purchase of such cred...
|CA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Unemployment Insurance for School Employees|
Relates to unemployment insurance. Relates to annual reports to the Governor and the Legislature by the strike force on the underground economy. Requires the annual reports to be made by June 30 of each year. Requires that the Director of Employment Developmen...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Post-Retirement Teaching Incentive Plan|
Allows local board that obtains insufficient number of applicants for teaching positions to adopt a resolution declaring a critical shortage of teachers, which is valid for one year. Establishes criteria that must be met before district may declare critical sh...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Florida Retirement System|
Exempts all records which identify individual participants in the Florida Retirement System and their account activities under the Public Employee Optional Retirement Program from the public records law to the extent such records need not be revealed in the ad...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Retirement System Contributions of Teachers in Legislature|
Preserves retirement benefits for teachers who serve in the Legislature; provides that any Legislator who is a public school teacher or an employee of the Vocational-Technical Institute System who takes a leave of absence in order to serve as a Legislator may ...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Retirement Benefits for IT Manager/Trainer|
Includes in state retirement system statutes an employee responsible for, in addition to duties for which certification is required, either the setup, maintenance or upgrading of a school computer system the use of which is to assist in the introduction of new...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Unfunded Liability of State Retirement System|
Addresses the unfunded liability of the state retirement system and the equity of retirement benefits for state employees and teachers. http://janus.state.me.us/legis/bills/billdocs/LD219901.doc...
|IN||Vetoed 03/2002||P-12||Cost of Living Adjustment|
Provides a cost of living adjustment in 2003 for pensions of members of the Public Employees' Retirement Fund or their survivors or beneficiaries; provides a cost of living adjustment in 2003 to members of the state Teachers' Retirement Fund or their survivors...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Uniform Teacher Salary Reduction Notice Periods for School Districts|
Eliminates specific dates for notification of reductions in teacher salaries or responsibilities in order to create uniform notice periods for school districts operating on year-round and traditional calendars....
|WA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Health Care Plans Available|
Gives the health care authority to publish and distribute to nonparticipating school districts and educational service districts by October 1st of each year a description of health care benefit plans available through the authority and the estimated cost if sc...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Salary Increases|
Increases salaries for teachers and service personnel; makes provisions for science grants, early childhood education, transportation for vocational education students, and a study of pupil-teacher ratios....
|WA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Salary Formula|
Regards the salary formula for state-funded basic education certificated instructional staff; provides that the salary allocations shall be calculated by the superintendent of public instruction by using the statewide salary allocation schedule and related doc...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Determination of Years of Teaching Experience|
Includes former military personnel's years of classroom instruction in the definition of the term year of teaching experience as used for determining teachers' salaries in public schools....
|IN||Vetoed 03/2002||P-12||Service Credit Accounts|
Assigns school employees to different service credit accounts based on employment pre- or post-1996....
|ME||Public Law No. 03/2002||P-12||Education Leave Advisory Board|
Terminates the Educational Leave Advisory Board; declares the educational leave program for state employees to be in public interest....
|AL||Signed into law 01/2002||P-12||Deferred Retirement Option Plan|
Provides for a deferred retirement option plan for active and contributing members of the Teachers' Retirement System and the Employees' Retirement System....
|CA||Vetoed 09/2001||Postsec.||Part-Time Teachers and Retirement|
Relates to California State University Faculty Members. Provides that temporary faculty of the California State University who work 40% of full-time or more, shall not be excluded from membership in the Public Employees' Retirement System if so provided in a c...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2001||P-12||Teacher Contracts Related to Professional Development Days|
Deletes the provisions requiring teachers (contingent upon salary increases) to work an additional three days for staff development....
|MS||Signed into law 07/2001||P-12||Teacher Salary Increases|
Eliminates the requirement that the sine die general fund revenue estimate increase by at least 5% annually as a prerequisite to implementing increases in salaries for teachers and assistant teachers and in the allotment for supportive services in accordance w...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Benefits for Retirees Who Return to Work|
Public Law No. 442., (LD 1255) Repeals the current law that establishes a cap on the earnings of retired members of the State Retirement System who return to work as State employees or teachers; allows those retirees to return to covered employment and continu...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Cost of Living Bonuses|
Appropriates funds to cover 3% cost of living bonuses for all education personnel....
|NV||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Portability of Experience|
Requires boards of trustees of school district to place a teacher who has been employed by another school district in this State on the salary schedule that is commensurate with the level of education of the teacher; requires school district to give administra...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Assessments, National Board Certification, Professional Development|
Relates to achievement and proficiency examinations administered in public schools; revises provisions governing the increase of salary for a teacher who is certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; requires school districts to creat...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Expands Resident Teacher Program|
Expands the resident teacher program to include early childhood teachers. (One-year residency program is required as part of the Oklahoma Teacher Preparation Act.)...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Minimum Salary Schedule|
Modifies the minimum salary schedule for teachers, setting the base for salary and/or fringe benefits for a beginning teacher with a bachelor's degree at $27,060....
|OK||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Reporting Exemptions and Teacher Pay|
Except for school districts with one or more school sites which are identified as low performing or high challenged, all school districts shall be exempt from reporting to the state board the following legislatively-mandated plans: Comprehensive Local Educatio...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Education Reform Act of 2001|
S.B. 1881/H.B. 1921--Omnibus Bill
Authorizes the Commissioner of Education to reimburse up to 100 teachers for evaluation fees incurred while obtaining certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Current law authorizes reimbursement of up to 25 teachers. Requires ...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Teacher Compensation Issues|
Provides for distribution to classroom teachers who provided international baccalaureate instruction certain bonuses; eliminates the requirement that certain instructional personnel make an election to participate in the Deferred Retirement Option Program with...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Accumulation of unlimited days of sick leave|
Relates to educational employees and certain other employees; provides for accumulation of unlimited days of sick leave; amends various sections....
|WV||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Minimum Salary Schedule & National Board Certification|
Amends Chapter 18A to adjust the minimum salary schedule for teachers ($1,000 increase in basic salaries). Also amends the salary supplements connected to national board of professional teaching standards -- beginning July, 2001, changes from $1,000 to $2,500...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Pay Raise For Teachers|
Relates to school finance; establishes that compensation increases shall be established as part of the teacher's base salary....
|HI||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Teacher Pay Raises|
Relates to collective bargaining cost items; appropriates funds to pay for public school teacher raises....
|IN||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Teacher Retirement Rules|
Specifies that the additional annuity savings account contributions that may be made by a Public Employees' Retirement Fund (PERF) member or a Teacher's Retirement Fund (TRF) member may not exceed 10% of the member's compensation; provides that a governing bod...
|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...
|MT||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Pay & Benefits for Teachers|
Provides for pay and benefits for state employees in the statewide, teachers', and blue collar pay plans; revises the departments authority to develop alternative pay plans; eliminates the statutory pay schedule for teachers; increases the state contribution t...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Teacher Salary Increases|
Makes an appropriation to the Department of Education to provide salary increases to teachers in special settings that may not be eligible for extraordinary salary increases for the 2001-2003 biennium....
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Extra Pay for Extra Work Days|
Pertains to payment to teachers for additional contract days. This legislation establishes the pay rules for increased work days....
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Increasing Teacher Pay|
UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE EDUCATOR'S COMPENSATION ACT OF 2001, NO SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL BE PROHIBITED FROM PAYING CERTIFIED STAFF ADDITIONAL SALARY INCREASES AS A SUPPLEMENT TO THE SALARY SCHEDULE EVEN THOUGH THE CERTIFIED STAFF IS NOT EMPLOYED AN ADDITIONAL...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||Postsec.||Institutions of higher education can exceed the maximum salary levels for exceptionally well qualified personnel|
Amends Arkansas code 6-63-309 to allow institutions of higher education to exceed the maximum salary levels for exceptionally well qualified personnel; relates to non-academic personnel; relates to non-classified personnel....
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Teacher Retirement Provisions|
Provides for an adjustment in the annuities of those members who retired early under the Teacher Retirement System....
|GA||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||The Use of Sick Leave|
Act No. 169., Relates to sick leave for teachers and other public school personnel; provides that sick leave shall not be charged for certain periods of absence due to certain injuries sustained during the performance of duties which are caused by physical ass...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Retirement 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...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Retired Teachers Who Resume Teaching|
Relates to definitions, annuities, participation by retired members who have resumed teaching, and confidentiality of records under the Teacher's Fund for Retirement....
|NM||Vetoed 04/2001||P-12||Omnibus Bill--Educational Retirement Act|
Sections 60-62 amends the Educational Retirement Act (ERA) to provide incentives to retain experienced teachers in the classroom. First, it increases the multiplier for calculating retirement benefits for employees under the ERA who have more than 25 years of ...
|NM||Vetoed 04/2001||P-12||Re-Employment of Retired Staff|
Effective January 1, 2002, a retired member may be re-employed without having to suspend retirement benefits if the member has not been employed as an employee or independent contractor by a local administrative unit for at least twelve consecutive months from...
|NM||Vetoed 04/2001||P-12||Omnibus Bill--Three-Tiered Licensure|
Sections 31 through 41 provide new language to the existing Public School Code and enact a three-tiered system of teacher licensure with a minimum salaries specified for each licensure level. This would apply to both standard 9 ½ month contract and for an annu...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Return to Work Without Loss of Benefits|
Increases the number of hours that teachers' retirement system plan retirees may work in an eligible position to 840 without a reduction in their retirement benefits....
|ID||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Teacher Base Pay|
Increases the base salary of teachers, classified personnel and administrative staff; provides for a new minimum salary in each category; requires school districts to adjust the salary schedule to meet the requirement....
|AR||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Allows Teachers To Receive Gifts or Compensation for Good Work|
Allows teachers and other school employees to receive gifts or compensation in recognition of the employee's contribution to education....
|AR||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Teacher Planning Time|
ANY TEACHER NOT RECEIVING INDIVIDUAL PLANNING TIME AS PROVIDED FOR IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE COMPENSATED FOR THE PLANNING TIME LOST AT HIS OR HER HOURLY RATE OF PAY. ...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Increase Teacher Pay|
Increase teacher pay in the state by $1,000 (over 2001 pay) in 2002 and by $3,000 (over 2001 pay) in 2003....
|AR||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Changes in the Teacher Retirement System|
Allows retirants of the Teacher Retirement System to become an active member in order to participate in the Teacher Deferred Retirement Option Plan (T-DROP)....
|AR||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Non-Teachers Qualifying for Teacher Retirement System|
Authorizes nonteaching school district employees who are members of the public employees' retirement system to have nonteaching service after July 1, 2001 covered under the teacher retirement system....
|AR||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Retired Teachers Returning to Work|
Allows members of the Teacher Retirement System to retire and return to work within 30 days and repeals the earnings limitations after retirement....
|CO||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Teacher Retirement|
Concerns the maintenance of public employee retirement benefits for retirees who are hired by a school district during a critical shortage of employees....
|KY||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Participation in Teachers' Retirement|
Relates to reorganization; provides that certain employees of the Workforce Development Cabinet, Department of Adult Education and Literacy, and the Department for Technical Education may continue to participate in Teachers' Retirement and that others may opt ...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||National Certification Incentive|
Relates to the national teacher certification incentive; modifies program reimbursement levels; eliminates the delayed repeal of the program....
|AR||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Increases Teacher Death Benefit|
Increases the lump-sum death benefits for active and retired members of the Teacher Retirement System....
|AR||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Increase In Retirement Benefits to Teachers|
Provides an increase in the additional monthly benefit for all retirees in the Teacher Retirement System....
|AR||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Changes in the Teacher Retirement System|
Amends the teacher retirement system law to define the normal retirement age for the system and adds provisions concerning the normal retirement age....
|SD||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Additional compensation for teachers that teach over Digital Dakota Network|
Any teacher that teaches a course over the Digital Dakota Network shall receive additional compensation for each course and from each school for which the teaching services are provided. ...
|AZ||Approved by voters 11/2000||P-12|
|Sales Tax for Education|
(S.B. 1007E) Provides for an increase to the transaction privilege tax rate from 5.0% to 5.6% to provide greater funding for teacher salaries, to increase the school year, for the development of a system to measure school performance based on student achieveme...
|OR||Unofficially rejected by voters 11/2000||P-12||Performance Pay, Seniority|
V. 19; (NEW BILL)
(Initiative No. 29 Measure 95) Amends the Oregon Constitution regarding performance pay for teachers; provides that student learning determines teacher pay; establishes that the teachers' qualifications, not seniority, determine retention....
|WA||Approved by voters 11/2000||P-12|
|Ballot Initiative: Cost-of-Living Adjustments|
INITIATIVE 732; Provides annual cost-of-living salary adjustments to school district employees, academic employees of community and technical college districts, and certain employees of technical colleges; bases the annual increase on the consumer price index....
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Teacher Tax Credit|
Relates to the Personal Income Tax Law which authorizes various credits against the tax imposed by that law, including a credit, for each taxable year beginning on or after 01/01/2000, to credentialed teachers. Clarifies the calculation of this credit by revis...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Teacher Tax Credits/Low Interest Mortgages|
Chapter No. 331, Declares that a substantial public benefit is served by providing federal tax credits or reduced interest rate mortgages to assist teachers, principals, vice principals, and assistant principals who are willing to serve in low performing schoo...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Teachers Salaries|
Revises the incentive formula established for purposes of the Jack O'Connell Beginning-Teacher Salary Incentive Program which authorizes the governing board of a school district, the county superintendent of schools, or the county board of education to increas...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2000||P-12||Teacher Retirement Issues|
Relates to the State Teachers' Retirement Law. Prescribes enhanced service retirement allowances for members who retired for service and who reinstate and perform at least one year of creditable service, as specified. Makes related findings and declarations....
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Workers Comp. for Teachers|
Extends the workers' compensation law provision that certain peace officers, firefighters, and other specified state and local public employees are entitled to a leave of absence without loss of salary while disabled by injury or illness arising out of and in ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Lump-Sum Payment of Retirement Funds|
Chapter No.897, Establishes a Retirement Option Program that would allow members of the Defined Benefit Program to elect to receive a lump-sum payment and a reduced monthly allowance, as specified. Directs the Board of Administration of the State Teachers' Ret...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2000||P-12||Retirement Issues|
Provides that the earnings paid to a member who retired from service on or before July 1, 2000, and who is employed by a school district to provide direct remedial instruction, as defined, to pupils in grades 2 to 12, inclusive. States they are exempt from pro...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2000||P-12||Teacher's Salary Schedule Change|
Authorizes the governing board of a school district, the county superintendent of schools, or the county boards of education, commencing with the 2000-01 fiscal year, to increase the lowest salary on the salary schedule for a certificated employee that meets c...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2000||P-12||Allowing Retired Teachers Back Into the Class Room.|
Exempts, commencing in the 2000-01 school year, a member of the State Teachers' Retirement System who retired for service effective 01/01/00, and is employed to provide direct classroom instruction to pupils in kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive,...
|RI||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature 07/2000||P-12|
|Part Time Professors/Teachers|
Raises the amount of part time gross pay retired professors and teachers may earn from employment by a state college or the Department of Education....
|CA||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Teacher Tax Credit|
Allows a credit for each taxable year beginning on or after 01/01/2000, to credentialed teachers in an amount equal to specified amounts depending upon years of service as a teacher....
|MA||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2000||P-12||Early Retirement|
Improves teacher recruitment, retention and retirement. Creates an early retirement system, which the Governor has opposed....
|FL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Florida's Accountability System|
Requires each school district with school designated as performance grade category F to permit transfer of teachers with certain qualifications; provides bonuses for certain teachers; requires Education Commissioner to adopt rules to define teaching mastery; r...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Teacher Retirement|
Relates to the Defined Benefit Program, established by the Teacher's Retirement Law. Establishes the Defined Benefit Supplement Program, as specified, pursuant to which members of the Defined Benefit Program would receive supplemental retirement, disability, f...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Maintenance of Retirement Benefits During Teacher Shortages|
Concerns maintenance of public employee retirement benefits for retirees who are hired as nonlicensed employees by a school district during a critical employee shortage....
|FL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Teacher Education and Compensation Helps Scholarship|
Establishes the Teacher Education and Compensation Helps scholarship program to help low-wage early childhood staff obtain further training;relates to health care assistance for children (Medikids); provides for dental benefits under the Florida Kidcare progra...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12|
|Pay Increases for Teachers and Faculty|
Goal is to increase pay for elementary and secondary teachers in amount necessary (determined by legislature) to annually achieve statewide average equal to the Southern Regional Education Board average. Same applies to postsecondary faculty. Provides 4% for...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Teacher Salaries|
Prohibits school districts from increasing or reducing fringe benefits to meet the $3,000 salary increase mandated for teachers. Clarifies that school districts that do not use the Oklahoma Cost Accounting System are to be penalized by reduction in state aid ...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Teacher and Principal Performance|
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...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Fund for Teacher Salary Increases|
To appropriate for the fiscal year beginning 10/1/2001, and for each fiscal year thereafter 41.15% of any increase in Education Trust Fund revenues from the previous fiscal year as estimated by the Director Of Finance and approved by the Governor for teacher s...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Governor's Teacher Salary Challenge Program|
Requires the state to add 1 percent to salaries for teachers in any public school system that increases teachers pay by 4 percent and provide additional funds for other educational purposes. (Under this Teacher Salaries Challenge Program, teachers would recei...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Homeownership Opportunities for Teachers|
Declares the intent of the General Assembly that the Department of Housing and Community Development develop a program to promote homeownership opportunities for teachers in consultation with the State Board of Education and local boards of education; provides...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Teacher Retirement Allowances|
Provides further for the conditions under which a person retired under the Teachers' Retirement System or the Employees' Retirement System may be employed by an employer participating in either of the systems without having his or her retirement allowance susp...
|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...
|CA||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Teacher Retirement Allowances|
Chapter No. 22; Relates to State Teachers' Retirement Law, the service retirement allowance of a retired member shall be reduced if the member's postretirement compensation from specified activities exceeds a certain dollar amount; however, creditable service ...
|DE||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Professional Development and Educator Accountability Act|
Creates the Professional Development and Educator Accountability Act. Beginning in 2002, at least 20% of educator's performance evaluation will be tied to student improvement -- teachers and administrators who fail to measure up can be dismissed. Establishes m...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Financial Incentives for Schools|
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...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Salaries|
Establishes the Governor's Teacher Salary Challenge Program; requires the State Board of Education to make specified grants to county boards of education under certain circumstances; requires county boards of education under certain circumstances to submit cer...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Librarians' Compensation|
Includes public school librarians' professional experience in public libraries in the definition of the term year of teaching experience as used for determining their salaries in the public schools....
|KY||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Retired Teachers May Return to Work|
Relates to teachers' retirement act; defines critical shortage area as a lack of certified teachers in particular subject matters, in grade levels, or in geographic locations as determined by the commissioner of education; implements the hiring of teachers in ...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Sick Leave Banks|
Permits a district to establish a sick leave bank for school employees in addition to teachers; provides for both teachers and employees to participate in the sharing of sick leave under specific conditions; adds sick leave bank benefits for castastrophic loss...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Sick Leave|
Requires school boards that provide a sick-leave program to certified employees to also provide a sick-leave program for noncertified employees of school boards; purchases service credit for each employee's unused sick leave not in excess of six months; allows...
|NE||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Salary Study|
Creates a 14-member task force that will study teacher salaries and report to the Legislature by Oct. 1. The task force will be directed to examine, among other things, the issue of whether the state should have greater control over Nebraska educational proces...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Retirement System|
Provides for the state Retirement System, rather than the school boards, to develop the policies and procedures to administer the optional retirement plan which may be offered for certain employees of public school divisions, and to determine the contribution ...
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Omnibus Bill - Teacher Compensation and National Board Certification|
Teachers receiving National Board Certification will receive a 10 percent increase in salary...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Forfeiture of Retirement|
Provides that for persons fired after 8/1/2000, who participate in State Employees Retirement System, County Employees Retirement System, State Police Retirement System, or Teachers' Retirement System, there shall be forfeiture of retirement benefits if convic...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Long-Term Substitutes|
Defines long-term substitute teachers; requires certain reporting on the use of long-term substitute teachers....
|WV||Signed into law 02/2000||P-12||Personal Leave Banks|
Provides for personal leave banks for school personnel who are caregivers; defines catastrophic illness or injury....
|OK||Signed into law 02/2000||P-12||Salary Schedule|
Provides a $3,000 salary increase to state-paid certified personnel beginning with the 2000-2001 school year and increases the minimum teacher salary to reflect the increase. ...