A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT ENACTING THE CORPORAL PRUITT RAINEY BRASS TO CLASS ACT, WHICH DIRECTS THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO ESTABLISH RULES FOR AWARDING CREDIT FOR PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE GIVEN TO CERTAIN VETERANS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PLACING THEM ON STATE SALARY SCHEDULES. Enacted July 17, 2013. Effective July 17, 2013, and applies to military veterans initially employed by local school administrative units in the 2014-2015 school year and beyond.
Summary date: Jul 18 2013 - More information
Summary date: Jun 26 2013 - More information
Senate committee substitute to the 4th edition makes the following changes.
Adds a whereas clause.
Gives the State Board of Education continuing authority to cap nonteaching experience credit for Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps instructors.
Requires the State Board of Education to report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee by February 28, 2014 on the rules to implement the act.
Deletes the required State Board of Education study and the related reporting requirement.
Updates the act's short and long titles.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Clarifies that in awarding credit for salary purposes to teachers, principals, and assistant principals, the State Board of Education (SBE)is to award one full year of experience credit for each two years of full-time relevant non-teaching work experience completed (was, non-teaching work experience obtained) while on active military duty in the US Armed Forces and before earning a bachelor's degree (was, by individuals without a bachelor's degree). Awards one full year of experience credit for every two years of full-time instructional or leadership training while on active military duty in the Armed Forces, regardless of the academic degree held while participating in the training (was, limited relevant non-teaching work experience that could be credited for salary purposes for military veterans to five years).
Directs the SBE to include in the specific criteria developed for determining the relevance of non-teaching work experience earned while on active military duty a process for reviewing and accepting military transcripts and corresponding American Council for Education (CE) recommendations for awarding academic and experiential credit.
Requires the SBE to study (1) the costs and benefits of providing student teaching stipends to persons pursuing a teacher or school administrator licensewho served in the military and are retiredor were honorably discharged and (2) the potential reductions in teacher and school administrator licensure requirements for individuals who are certified master instructors. Directs the SBE to report the results of the study to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee by December 9, 2013.
House amendment to the 3rd edition makes the following changes. Corrects the name of the American Council on Education. Amends the issues that the State Board of Education is required to study to include potential reduction in teacher and school administrator licensure requirements for certified instructors (was, certified master instructors).
Summary date: May 2 2013 - More information
The House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Deletes the provisions of the 1st edition and replaces it with the following. Requires the State Board of Education (SBoE) to establish rules for awarding credit for salary purposes to principals, assistant principals, and teachers who served in the US Armed Forces and who have retired or who have received an Honorable Discharge. Specifies what is to be included in the rules, including how much credit to be awarded for each year of relevant nonteaching experience. Requires the SBoE to establish specific criteria within the rules for determining the relevance of nonteaching work experience that is to be credited towards an individual's total license experience rating for salary purposes and specifies components that are to be included in the criteria. Requires the SBoE to report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee by December 1, 2013, on the rules. Effective when the act becomes law and applies to military veterans employed by local school administrative units in the 2014-15 school year and beyond. Amends the act's long title.
Summary date: Apr 12 2013 - More information
Requires the State Board of Education to modify its policies for giving credit for salary purposes to principals, assistant principals, and teachers who served in the US Armed Forces and received an Honorable Discharge. Requires that one full year of experience be credited toward his or her total licensure experience rating for each full year of relevant nonteaching work experience while on active military duty, regardless of whether the military service occurred before or after the individual received a bachelor's degree. Applies beginning with the 2013-2014 school year.
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