Florida Senate - 2014 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 950 Ì5216849Î521684 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 03/11/2014 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— 1 Senate Substitute for Amendment (318464) (with title 2 amendment) 3 4 Between lines 15 and 16 5 insert: 6 Section 1. Subsection (2) of section 1012.2315, Florida 7 Statutes, is amended to read: 8 1012.2315 Assignment of teachers.— 9 (2) ASSIGNMENT TO SCHOOLS GRADED “D” or “F”.— 10 (a) A school district
districtsmay not assign a higher 11 percentage than the school district average of temporarily 12 certified teachers, teachers in need of improvement, or out-of 13 field teachers to schools graded “D” or “F” pursuant to s. 14 1008.34. 15 (b) Beginning July 1, 2014, a school district may assign an 16 individual newly hired as instructional personnel to a school 17 that has earned a grade of “F” in the previous year or any 18 combination of three consecutive grades of “D” or “F” in the 19 previous 3 years pursuant to s. 1008.34 if the individual: 20 1. Has received an effective rating or highly effective 21 rating in the immediate prior year’s performance evaluation 22 pursuant s. 1012.34; 23 2. Has successfully completed a professional education 24 training program provided by Teach for America, holds a 25 certificate issued pursuant to s. 1012.56, and holds a 26 probationary contract pursuant to s. 1012.335(2)(a); or 27 3. Holds a probationary contract pursuant to s. 28 1012.335(2)(a), holds a certificate issued pursuant to s. 29 1012.56, has successful teaching experience, and, in the 30 judgment of the school principal, students would benefit from 31 the placement of that individual. 32 33 Each school district shall annually certify to the Commissioner 34 of Education that the requirements in this subsection have this35 requirement hasbeen met. If the commissioner determines that a 36 school district is not in compliance with this subsection, the 37 State Board of Education shall be notified and shall take action 38 pursuant to s. 1008.32 in the next regularly scheduled meeting 39 to require compliance. 40 Section 2. Subsection (1) of section 1012.27, Florida 41 Statutes, is amended to read: 42 1012.27 Public school personnel; powers and duties of 43 district school superintendent.—The district school 44 superintendent is responsible for directing the work of the 45 personnel, subject to the requirements of this chapter, and in 46 addition the district school superintendent shall perform the 47 following: 48 (1) POSITIONS, QUALIFICATIONS, AND NOMINATIONS.— 49 (a) Recommend to the district school board duties and 50 responsibilities which need to be performed and positions which 51 need to be filled to make possible the development of an 52 adequate school program in the district. 53 (b) Recommend minimum qualifications of personnel for these 54 various positions, and nominate in writing persons to fill such 55 positions. 56 57 For the purpose of this subsection, the district school 58 superintendent’s recommendations for filling instructional 59 positions at the school level must consider nominations received 60 from school principals of the respective schools. The district 61 school superintendent may assign an individual newly hired as 62 instructional personnel to a school that has earned a grade of 63 “F” in the previous year or any combination of three consecutive 64 grades of “D” or “F” in the previous 3 years pursuant to s. 65 1008.34 if the individual holds a probationary contract pursuant 66 to s. 1012.335(2)(a), holds a certificate issued pursuant to s. 67 1012.56, has successful teaching experience, and, in the 68 judgment of the school principal, students would benefit from 69 the placement of that individual. Before transferring a teacher 70 who holds a professional teaching certificate from one school to 71 another, the district school superintendent shall consult with 72 the principal of the receiving school and allow the principal to 73 review the teacher’s records, including student performance 74 demonstrated under s. 1012.34, and interview the teacher. If, in 75 the judgment of the principal, students would not benefit from 76 the placement, an alternative placement may be sought. A 77 principal may refuse the placement in accordance with s. 78 1012.28(6). 79 80 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 81 And the title is amended as follows: 82 Delete line 2 83 and insert: 84 An act relating to education; amending s. 1012.2315, 85 F.S.; authorizing a school district to assign to a 86 school that has earned failing grades certain newly 87 hired instructional personnel; amending s. 1012.27, 88 F.S.; revising the powers of a district school 89 superintendent to include authorization to assign 90 certain newly hired instructional personnel to a 91 school that has earned failing grades based on the 92 judgment of a school principal; amending s.