AN ACT TO REINSTATE EDUCATION-BASED SALARY SUPPLEMENTS FOR CERTAIN TEACHERS.
Repeals Section 8.22 of SL 2013-360 and Section 8.3 of SL 2014-100, which phase out certain education-based salary supplements.
Restricts those teachers and instructional support personnel who can be paid on the “M” salary schedule or receive a salary supplement for academic preparation at the six-year degree level or at the doctoral degree level for the 2019-20 school year and subsequently thereafter to: (1) certified school nurses and instructional support personnel in positions that require a master’s degree for licensure; (2) teachers and instructional support personnel who were paid on that salary schedule or received that salary supplement prior to the 2014-15 school year; (3) teachers and instructional support personnel who complete a degree at the master’s, six-year or doctoral level with at least one course completed prior to August 1, 2013 and who have qualified for the salary supplement under the specified State Board policy that was in effect on June 30,2013; and (4) other teachers who spend at least 70% of their work time in classroom instruction related to their graduate preparation in their field or subject area within their area of licensure, with this class of teachers salary schedule determinations made on an annual basis. Excludes those with an advanced degree in school administration, unless qualified under the second or third described classes.
Directs the State Board of Education (State Board) to collaborate with the Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission to evaluate the provision of education-based salary supplements pursuant to the act, including considering whether any categories of teachers excluded under the fourth class of eligible teachers would have qualified for the supplement pursuant to the specified State Board policy in effect on June 30, 2013. Requires the State Board to report to the specified NCGA committee and division, the House Speaker, and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate by March 15, 2020.
Effective July 1, 2019.
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