School boards, local; teacher career ladder compensation programs. (HB581)

Introduced By

Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg (D-Henrico)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Local school boards; teacher career ladder compensation programs. Requires each local school board to establish a teacher career ladder compensation program (program) whereby each rung on the ladder corresponds to a specific teacher career and compensation level as determined by the local school board. The bill requires each local school board to design and implement its own program, provided, however, that each program shall include the following principles and components: (i) each teacher shall provide increasing levels of student academic progress as measured by objective criteria before the teacher progresses to the next rung of the ladder; (ii) each teacher shall demonstrate improvement in teaching skills before the teacher progresses to the next rung of the ladder; (iii) each teacher shall assume additional teaching and other responsibilities such as curriculum development, team teaching, mentoring, and professional development activities before the teacher progresses to the next rung of the ladder; (iv) the local school board is responsible for providing teachers in the program with appropriate professional growth and development opportunities; and (v) the local school board shall ensure that equal pay is provided to teachers in the program who are performing at the same level. The bill provides that teacher participation in a teacher career ladder compensation program is optional and any teacher may opt to be compensated pursuant to the local school board's standard salary scale. Read the Bill »

Status

01/11/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Education Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Committee
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101950D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB581)

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