senate Bill S7279

Amended

Relates to annual professional performance review plans submitted by the highest performing ten percent of school districts

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 02 / May / 2012
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 21 / May / 2012
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
  • 21 / May / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 7279A
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1387
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Summary

Relates to annual professional performance review plans submitted by the highest performing ten percent of school districts.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S7279
S7279A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3012-c, Ed L

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BILL NUMBER:S7279

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to annual professional
performance review plans submitted by the highest performing five percent
of school districts

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To provide for approval of annual
professional performance review plans by the commissioner of State
Education for plans submitted by the State's highest performing
school districts.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section one amends subdivision 2 of
section 3012-c of the education law, as added by chapter 21 of the
laws of 2012 to deem annual professional performance review plans
submitted by the highest performing five percent of school districts,
as determined by the commissioner, to be deemed approved.

Section two sets the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
The annual professional performance
review was recently
implanted to create a new rating system for teachers by school
districts based in part on results. This bill would provide an
automatic acceptance of performance reviews by the commissioner for
the highest rated five percent of schools based on performance,
including graduation rates and standardized test scores.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
Previously included in S.6257D (Budget).

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7279

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation  to  annual  professional
  performance  review  plans  submitted  by  the highest performing five
  percent of school districts

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Paragraph  k  of  subdivision  2 of section 3012-c of the
education law, as added by chapter 21 of the laws of 2012, is amended to
read as follows:
  k. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, rule or  regulation  to
the  contrary, by July first, two thousand twelve, the governing body of
each school district and board of cooperative educational services shall
adopt a plan, on a form prescribed by the commissioner, for  the  annual
professional  performance  review  of  all of its classroom teachers and
building principals in accordance with the requirements of this  section
and  the  regulations of the commissioner, and shall submit such plan to
the commissioner for approval. The plan may be an annual  or  multi-year
plan,  for  the  annual  professional  performance  review of all of its
classroom teachers  and  building  principals.  The  commissioner  shall
approve  or  reject the plan by September first, two thousand twelve, or
as soon as practicable thereafter. The commissioner may  reject  a  plan
that  does  not  rigorously adhere to the provisions of this section and
the regulations of the commissioner. Should any plan  be  rejected,  the
commissioner  shall  describe  each deficiency in the submitted plan and
direct that each such deficiency be resolved through collective bargain-
ing to the extent required under article fourteen of the  civil  service
law.  If  any material changes are made to the plan, the school district
or board of cooperative educational services must  submit  the  material
changes,  on  a form prescribed by the commissioner, to the commissioner
for approval. To the extent that by July first, two thousand twelve,  or
by  July first of any subsequent year, if all the terms of the plan have
not been finalized as a result of unresolved collective bargaining nego-
tiations, the entire plan shall be submitted to  the  commissioner  upon

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15680-01-2

S. 7279                             2

resolution  of all of its terms, consistent with article fourteen of the
civil service law.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF  LAW  TO  THE
CONTRARY,  THE  HIGHEST  PERFORMING FIVE PERCENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS, AS
DETERMINED  BY  THE COMMISSIONER, SHALL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT THEIR PLAN
TO THE COMMISSIONER  AND  THEIR  PLANS  SHALL  BE  DEEMED  APPROVED  FOR
PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION AND THE RECEIPT OF STATE AID.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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