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Bill S7279-2011

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

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

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  • May 2, 2012: REFERRED TO EDUCATION

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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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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7279 IN SENATE 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
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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