Florida Senate - 2011 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. PCS (248470) for CS for SB 736 Barcode 786012 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: UNFAV . 02/23/2011 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Budget (Montford) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment 2 3 Delete lines 719 - 743 4 and insert: 5 (d) “Professional performance contract” means an employment 6 contract for instructional personnel for a period of 3 school 7 years, which shall be renewed for additional 3-year periods as 8 long as the individual has not received two consecutive 9 unsatisfactory evaluations under s. 1012.34, two unsatisfactory 10 evaluations within a 3-year period under s. 1012.34, or three 11 evaluations of needs improvement within any 5-year period under 12 s. 1012.34. 13 (2) EMPLOYMENT— 14 (a) Beginning on July 1, 1011, each individual newly hired 15 as instructional personnel by a Florida school district shall 16 receive a probationary contract. 17 (b) The district school board may issue an annual contract 18 to instructional personnel who have successfully completed the 19 probationary contract if the individual: 20 1. Holds a professional certificate or temporary 21 certificate issued pursuant to s. 1012.56 and rules of the State 22 Board of Education. 23 2. Has been recommended by the district school 24 superintendent for the annual contract based upon the 25 individual’s evaluation, as determined under s. 1012.34, and 26 approved by the district school board. 27 (c) Upon completion of no less than 3 years of employment 28 in the same school district within a 5-year period, except for 29 leave duly authorized and granted, instructional personnel 30 recommended for additional employment shall be awarded a 31 professional performance contract. Instructional personnel may 32 be required to serve a fourth year of employment before becoming 33 eligible to receive a professional performance contract when 34 prescribed by the district school board for good reason. 35 1. A professional performance contract may be offered by a 36 district school board to instructional personnel only if the 37 individual: 38 a. Holds a professional certificate or temporary 39 certificate as prescribed by s. 1012.56 and rules of the State 40 Board of Education. 41 b. Has been recommended by the district school 42 superintendent for further employment and approved by the 43 district school board based on successful performance of duties 44 and demonstration of professional competence under s. 1012.34. 45 c. Has not received two consecutive unsatisfactory 46 evaluations under s. 1012.34, two unsatisfactory evaluations 47 within a 3-year period under s. 1012.34, or three evaluations of 48 needs improvement within any 5-year period under s. 1012.34. 49 2. A district school board may issue a professional 50 performance contract after July 1, 2011, to any instructional 51 personnel staff member who has previously held a professional 52 performance contract, a professional service contract, or a 53 continuing contract in the same or another school district 54 within this state. Any instructional personnel staff member who 55 holds a professional service contract or a continuing contract 56 may, but is not required to, exchange such contract for a 57 professional performance contract in the same district. 58 3. If a professional performance contract is not renewed by 59 the district school board based on performance of duties and 60 demonstration of professional competence of the individual under 61 s. 1012.34, upon the recommendation of the superintendent and 62 upon the approval of the district school board, the individual 63 may be appointed to up to three additional annual contracts or 64 not be offered an additional contract. At the time of making 65 such recommendation to the district school board, the 66 superintendent shall state the performance-based reason for his 67 or her recommendation and the district school board shall take 68 final action on such recommendation.