House Study Bill 4 - Introduced SENATE/HOUSE FILE _____ BY (PROPOSED GOVERNOR’S BILL) A BILL FOR An Act relating to and providing for education reform involving 1 student, teacher, and administrator programs and activities 2 under the purview of the department of education, the state 3 board of education, the college student aid commission, 4 school districts, and accredited nonpublic schools; making 5 appropriations and providing for the establishment and 6 retention of certain fees; and including transition and 7 effective date provisions. 8 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 9 TLSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ DIVISION I 1 IOWA ONLINE LEARNING INITIATIVE —— FEES AND APPROPRIATIONS 2 Section 1. Section 256.42, Code 2013, is amended by adding 3 the following new subsections: 4 NEW SUBSECTION . 8. The department shall establish fees 5 payable by school districts and accredited nonpublic schools 6 participating in the initiative. Fees collected pursuant 7 to this subsection are appropriated to the department to be 8 used only for the purpose of administering this section and 9 shall be established so as not to exceed the budgeted cost of 10 administering this section to the extent not covered by the 11 moneys appropriated in subsection 9. Providing professional 12 development necessary to prepare teachers to participate in the 13 initiative shall be considered a cost of administering this 14 section. Notwithstanding section 8.33, fees collected by the 15 department that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the close 16 of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain available 17 for expenditure for the purpose of expanding coursework offered 18 under the initiative in subsequent fiscal years. 19 NEW SUBSECTION . 9. There is appropriated from the general 20 fund of the state to the department, for the following fiscal 21 years, the following amounts, to be used for administering 22 this section and for not more than three full-time equivalent 23 positions: 24 a. For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013, and ending 25 June 30, 2014, the sum of one million five hundred thousand 26 dollars. 27 b. For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014, and ending 28 June 30, 2015, the sum of one million five hundred thousand 29 dollars. 30 c. For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015, and ending 31 June 30, 2016, the sum of one million five hundred thousand 32 dollars. 33 DIVISION II 34 TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT OF TEACHERS 35 -1- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 1/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ Sec. 2. NEW SECTION . 256.95 Teach Iowa marketing and public 1 outreach initiative. 2 Subject to an appropriation of sufficient funds by the 3 general assembly, the department shall develop and implement a 4 teach Iowa marketing and public outreach initiative by January 5 1, 2014. The initiative shall have the following goals: 6 1. To motivate high-performing high school and college 7 students to enter teacher preparation programs and to enter the 8 teaching profession in Iowa upon successful completion of such 9 programs. 10 2. To motivate teacher candidates, especially those in 11 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, to 12 enter teacher preparation programs and to enter the teaching 13 profession in Iowa upon successful completion of such programs. 14 3. To recruit high-caliber teacher candidates to pursue 15 teaching careers in Iowa. 16 4. To encourage teacher candidates to pursue teaching 17 careers in rural Iowa. 18 5. To inform the public of the value of the teaching 19 profession and of the importance of Iowa’s education system to 20 the future of Iowa. 21 Sec. 3. NEW SECTION . 256.96 Online state education job 22 posting system. 23 1. The department shall establish an online state 24 education job posting system. The system shall be designed and 25 implemented for the online posting of job openings offered by 26 school districts, charter schools, area education agencies, the 27 department, and accredited nonpublic schools. The system shall 28 be accessible via the department’s internet site. The system 29 shall include a mechanism for the electronic submission of job 30 openings for posting on the system as provided in subsection 2. 31 2. A school district, charter school, or area education 32 agency shall submit all of its job openings to the department 33 for posting on the system. The department shall post all of 34 its job openings on the system. An accredited nonpublic school 35 -2- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 2/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ may submit job openings to the department for posting on the 1 system. 2 3. This section shall not be construed to do any of the 3 following: 4 a. Prohibit any employer from advertising job openings and 5 recruiting employees independently of the system. 6 b. Prohibit any employer from using another method of 7 advertising job openings or another applicant tracking system 8 in addition to the system. 9 c. Provide the department with any regulatory authority in 10 the hiring process or hiring decisions of any employer other 11 than the department. 12 Sec. 4. NEW SECTION . 256.97 Teach Iowa scholar program. 13 1. A teach Iowa scholar program is established within the 14 department to provide teach Iowa scholar grants to selected 15 high-caliber teachers. The department shall administer 16 the program in collaboration with the college student aid 17 commission. 18 2. An applicant shall be eligible for a teach Iowa scholar 19 grant if the applicant meets all of the criteria specified 20 under, or established in accordance with, subsection 3. 21 3. Criteria for eligibility shall be established by the 22 department, and shall include but are not limited to the 23 following: 24 a. The applicant was in the top twenty-five percent 25 academically of students entering a teacher preparation program 26 approved by the state board of education pursuant to section 27 256.7, subsection 3, or had earned other comparable academic 28 credentials. 29 b. The applicant is preparing to teach in fields including 30 but not limited to science, technology, engineering, or 31 mathematics; or is preparing to teach in a hard-to-staff 32 subject as identified by the department. The department shall 33 annually identify and designate hard-to-staff subjects for the 34 purpose of this paragraph. 35 -3- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 3/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ 4. A selected applicant who has successfully completed a 1 practitioner preparation program approved pursuant to section 2 256.7, subsection 3, shall be eligible for a teach Iowa scholar 3 grant for each year of full-time employment completed in this 4 state as a teacher for a school district, charter school, area 5 education agency, or accredited nonpublic school. A teach Iowa 6 scholar grant shall not exceed four thousand dollars per year 7 per recipient. Grants awarded under this section shall not 8 exceed a total of twenty thousand dollars per recipient over a 9 five-year period. 10 5. The state board, in collaboration with the college 11 student aid commission, shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter 12 17A to administer this section. The rules shall include but 13 shall not be limited to a process for use by the department to 14 determine which eligible applicants will receive teach Iowa 15 scholar grants. 16 6. A teach Iowa scholar fund is established in the state 17 treasury. The fund shall be administered by the department and 18 shall consist of moneys appropriated by the general assembly 19 and any other moneys received by the department for deposit 20 in the fund. The moneys in the fund are appropriated to the 21 department for the teach Iowa scholar program. Notwithstanding 22 section 8.33, moneys in the fund at the close of the fiscal 23 year shall not revert to the general fund of the state but 24 shall remain available for expenditure for the teach Iowa 25 scholar program for subsequent fiscal years. Notwithstanding 26 section 12C.7, subsection 2, interest or earnings on moneys in 27 the fund shall be credited to the fund. 28 Sec. 5. NEW SECTION . 256.98 Teach Iowa student teaching 29 pilot project. 30 1. Subject to an appropriation of sufficient funds by 31 the general assembly, the department shall establish a teach 32 Iowa student teaching pilot project in collaboration with 33 two institutions of higher education which offer teacher 34 preparation programs approved by the state board of education 35 -4- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 4/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ pursuant to section 256.7, subsection 3. The two institutions 1 of higher education shall include one institution of higher 2 education under the control of the state board of regents and 3 one accredited private institution as defined in section 261.9. 4 2. The teach Iowa student teaching pilot project shall 5 provide students in teacher preparation programs with a 6 one-year student teaching experience. A student teaching 7 experience provided under the pilot project must include all 8 of the following requirements: 9 a. A participating institution of higher education 10 shall work with one or more school districts individually 11 or collaboratively to place groups of students in a 12 student teaching experience for an entire academic year. A 13 participating institution of higher education shall take into 14 consideration geographic diversity in the selection of school 15 districts for participation in the pilot project. 16 b. A participating institution of higher education shall 17 supervise the student teachers in the classroom and shall 18 provide the students with weekly on-site instruction in 19 pedagogy in the participating school districts. 20 3. The state board shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter 17A 21 to administer this section. 22 Sec. 6. Section 261.2, subsection 8, Code 2013, is amended 23 to read as follows: 24 8. Submit by January 15 annually a report to the general 25 assembly which provides, by program, the number of individuals 26 who received loan forgiveness in the previous fiscal year, the 27 amount paid to individuals under sections 261.23 , and 261.73 , 28 and 261.112 , and the institutions from which individuals 29 graduated, and that includes any proposed statutory changes and 30 the commission’s findings and recommendations. 31 Sec. 7. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION —— TEACH IOWA FY 32 2013-2014. There is appropriated from the general fund of 33 the state to the department of education for the fiscal year 34 beginning July 1, 2013, and ending June 30, 2014, the following 35 -5- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 5/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ amounts, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the 1 purposes designated: 2 1. TEACH IOWA MARKETING AND PUBLIC OUTREACH INITIATIVE 3 For purposes of developing and implementing the teach Iowa 4 marketing and public outreach initiative pursuant to section 5 256.95, if enacted, and for not more than the following 6 full-time equivalent positions: 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,000,000 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FTEs 3.00 9 2. TEACH IOWA STUDENT TEACHING PILOT PROJECT 10 For purposes of developing and implementing the teach Iowa 11 student teaching pilot project pursuant to section 256.98, 12 if enacted, and for not more than the following full-time 13 equivalent positions: 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 2,000,000 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FTEs 2.00 16 Sec. 8. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION —— TEACH IOWA FY 17 2014-2015. There is appropriated from the general fund of 18 the state to the department of education for the fiscal year 19 beginning July 1, 2014, and ending June 30, 2015, the following 20 amounts, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the 21 purposes designated: 22 1. TEACH IOWA MARKETING AND PUBLIC OUTREACH INITIATIVE 23 For purposes of developing and implementing the teach Iowa 24 marketing and public outreach initiative pursuant to section 25 256.95, if enacted, and for not more than the following 26 full-time equivalent positions: 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,000,000 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FTEs 3.00 29 2. TEACH IOWA STUDENT TEACHING PILOT PROJECT 30 For purposes of developing and implementing the teach Iowa 31 student teaching pilot project pursuant to section 256.98, 32 if enacted, and for not more than the following full-time 33 equivalent positions: 34 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 2,000,000 35 -6- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 6/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FTEs 2.00 1 Sec. 9. REPEAL. Section 261.112, Code 2013, is repealed. 2 Sec. 10. TRANSITION FUNDING PROVISIONS. On July 1, 2014, 3 any unobligated and unencumbered moneys in the teacher shortage 4 loan forgiveness repayment fund shall revert to the general 5 fund of the state. Any remaining obligations of the teacher 6 shortage loan forgiveness program continuing on or after July 7 1, 2014, shall be met with moneys in the teach Iowa scholar 8 fund established by section 256.97, subsection 5. 9 Sec. 11. EFFECTIVE DATE. The following provisions of this 10 division of this Act take effect July 1, 2014: 11 1. The section of this division of this Act amending section 12 261.2. 13 2. The section of this division of this Act repealing 14 section 261.112. 15 DIVISION III 16 ASSESSMENTS —— IOWA PROMISE DIPLOMA SEAL PROGRAM 17 Sec. 12. Section 256.7, subsection 21, paragraph b, Code 18 2013, is amended to read as follows: 19 b. A set of core academic indicators in mathematics and 20 reading in grades four, eight, and eleven, a set of core 21 academic indicators in science in grades eight and eleven, and 22 another set of core indicators that includes but is not limited 23 to graduation rate, postsecondary education, and successful 24 employment in Iowa. Annually, the department shall report 25 state data for each indicator in the condition of education 26 report. Rules adopted pursuant to this subsection shall 27 specify that the approved district-wide assessment of student 28 progress administered for purposes of this paragraph shall be 29 the assessment utilized by school districts statewide in the 30 school year beginning July 1, 2011 , or a successor assessment 31 administered by the same assessment provider . The state board 32 may submit to the general assembly recommendations the state 33 board deems appropriate for modifications of assessments of 34 student progress administered for purposes of this paragraph. 35 -7- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 7/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ Sec. 13. NEW SECTION . 256.27 Iowa promise diploma seal 1 program and council. 2 1. An Iowa promise diploma seal program is established 3 within the department. The program shall be designed by 4 the director to accomplish the following objectives when 5 implemented by school districts pursuant to section 279.54: 6 a. To define college- and career-ready performance 7 expectations that are aligned to national and international 8 college- and career-ready standards. 9 b. To compel stronger alignment of curriculum, instruction, 10 and assessment with the knowledge, skills, and abilities most 11 predictive of student success in secondary and postsecondary 12 education programs, and in careers. 13 c. To identify students who upon graduation from high school 14 demonstrate specific competencies aligned with college and 15 career readiness. 16 d. To validate that students have met specific expectations 17 and demonstrated essential competencies or skills identified 18 by the department as important across a range of education and 19 career opportunities. 20 e. To recognize students by awarding a diploma seal 21 associated with specific subjects or areas of accomplishment. 22 f. (1) To encourage institutions of higher education 23 governed by the state board of regents and accredited private 24 institutions as defined in section 261.9 to grant automatic 25 admission to applicants awarded a diploma seal for meeting 26 college-readiness standards. The diploma seal shall not 27 replace the admissions index used by the institutions of higher 28 education governed by the state board of regents, or the 29 admissions requirements of accredited private institutions, but 30 the diploma seal may be used as an alternative assessment of 31 whether an applicant meets the institution’s requirements for 32 admission. 33 (2) To encourage community colleges to exempt students 34 awarded a diploma seal by meeting college- or career-readiness 35 -8- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 8/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ standards from additional placement or readiness testing. 1 g. To encourage business and industry to establish hiring 2 preferences to students awarded a diploma seal. 3 2. The Iowa promise diploma seal program council is 4 created within the department to regularly advise and make 5 recommendations to the director and the state board on the 6 operation of the Iowa promise diploma seal program. The 7 governor shall appoint the council’s members. 8 a. The council shall submit its findings and recommendations 9 periodically and at least annually in a report to the governor, 10 the director, and the state board. The council shall do the 11 following: 12 (1) Recommend specific academic or skill areas for which 13 an Iowa promise diploma seal may be awarded, including but not 14 limited to seals related to college-readiness, specialized 15 academic pathways, and specialized career and technical 16 pathways including fields related to science, technology, 17 engineering, and mathematics. 18 (2) Recommend standards for Iowa promise diploma seals 19 that reflect the high quality of work a student must complete 20 throughout a significant portion of the student’s secondary 21 education, and not merely during a single year. 22 (3) Recommend specific requirements and criteria for 23 awarding an Iowa promise diploma seal in each subject or area 24 of accomplishment. The requirements shall include but not be 25 limited to the demonstration of competencies in both content 26 and universal constructs through the following: 27 (a) A core course of study. 28 (b) A specialized course of study related to each area for 29 which an Iowa promise diploma seal may be awarded. 30 (c) Multiple assessments and demonstrations of competency 31 in a variety of formats including but not limited to at least 32 one standardized measure of college readiness and the national 33 career readiness certificate. 34 (d) A capstone project portfolio demonstrating academic and 35 -9- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 9/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ nonacademic skills and abilities associated with postsecondary 1 academic success. The recommendation shall include the content 2 areas in which a capstone project may be completed and an 3 optional capstone project focusing on entrepreneurship or 4 entrepreneurial education. 5 (4) Recommend, as necessary, adjustments to types or 6 categories of Iowa promise diploma seals available for award 7 based on criteria to be determined by the state board. 8 (5) Recommend a tiered implementation schedule that begins 9 July 1, 2014, has a goal of making some Iowa promise diploma 10 seals available for award to the 2015 graduating class, and 11 results in full implementation of the program by July 1, 2017. 12 (6) Recommend a strategy to meet the objective established 13 in subsection 1, paragraph “f” . 14 (7) Recommend a strategy to encourage participating Iowa 15 businesses and industries to establish hiring preferences to 16 an applicant who was awarded an Iowa promise diploma seal, 17 including but not limited to a diploma seal that requires 18 attainment of a national career readiness certificate and other 19 readiness criteria. 20 b. The council shall be comprised of at least twenty 21 voting members representing the elementary and secondary 22 education community, the postsecondary education community, 23 small business employers, medium-size business employers, large 24 business employers, local government, state government, and 25 economic development entities. Members shall be appointed 26 to reflect a balance between educators and noneducators. In 27 selecting individuals for appointment to the council, the 28 governor shall seek nominations from the following entities: 29 (1) The Iowa business council. 30 (2) The Iowa association of business and industry. 31 (3) The Iowa chamber alliance. 32 (4) The professional developers of Iowa. 33 (5) The department of workforce development. 34 (6) The economic development authority. 35 -10- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 10/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ (7) An association representing individuals providing Iowa 1 career and technical education. 2 (8) An association comprised of Iowa school counselors. 3 (9) A statewide organization representing Iowa 4 municipalities. 5 (10) The Iowa council of governments. 6 (11) The state board of regents, which shall submit 7 nominations for at least three prospective members. 8 (12) An association representing accredited private 9 institutions as defined in section 261.9. 10 (13) A statewide association representing Iowa’s community 11 college presidents. 12 (14) A statewide association representing Iowa school 13 administrators licensed under chapter 272. 14 (15) A statewide association representing the boards of 15 directors of Iowa school districts. 16 (16) A statewide association representing Iowa’s accredited 17 nonpublic schools. 18 (17) A statewide organization made up of the Iowa school 19 districts with the largest enrollments. 20 (18) A statewide organization representing teachers 21 licensed under chapter 272. 22 c. Four members of the general assembly shall serve as ex 23 officio, nonvoting members of the council, with one member to 24 be appointed by each of the following: the majority leader of 25 the senate, the minority leader of the senate, the speaker of 26 the house of representatives, and the minority leader of the 27 house of representatives. A legislative member serves for a 28 term as provided in section 69.16B and is eligible for per diem 29 and expenses as provided in section 2.10. 30 3. The state board shall adopt, and may amend, standards, 31 requirements, and criteria for awarding an Iowa promise diploma 32 seal, which shall be made available to school districts and 33 participating accredited nonpublic schools not later than July 34 1, 2014. 35 -11- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 11/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ 4. By June 1, 2014, the state board shall adopt rules 1 pursuant to chapter 17A for the administration of this section, 2 including but not limited to rules establishing the minimum 3 components of the Iowa promise diploma seal program that 4 are part of the educational standards under section 256.11, 5 subsection 5. 6 5. The authorities in charge of an accredited nonpublic 7 school may elect to participate in the Iowa promise diploma 8 seal program, and may offer students enrolled in the school the 9 opportunity to participate in the program. 10 Sec. 14. NEW SECTION . 279.54 Iowa promise diploma seal 11 program implementation. 12 Beginning July 1, 2014, the board of directors of each school 13 district shall implement, as part of its high school graduation 14 requirements, the Iowa promise diploma seal program established 15 in section 256.27; and beginning with the graduating class 16 of 2015, shall make Iowa promise diploma seals available to 17 graduating high school students who qualify under rules adopted 18 by the state board of education pursuant to section 256.27. 19 Participation in the program by students is voluntary and shall 20 not be compelled as a condition of graduation or for receiving 21 a diploma from the school district. 22 Sec. 15. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION —— IOWA PROMISE DIPLOMA 23 SEAL PROGRAM. There is appropriated from the general fund of 24 the state to the department of education for the following 25 fiscal years the following amounts, or so much thereof as is 26 necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: 27 For purposes of developing and implementing the Iowa promise 28 diploma seal program pursuant to section 256.27, if enacted, 29 and for purposes of providing, at the department’s expense, 30 Iowa high school students with the option of taking either a 31 college entrance examination or a workforce readiness test, 32 and other assessments related to college readiness, career 33 readiness, and universal constructs: 34 FY 2013-2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 4,000,000 35 -12- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 12/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ FY 2014-2015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 4,000,000 1 Of the moneys appropriated for purposes of this section, up 2 to $350,000 may be used in each fiscal year by the department 3 for administrative purposes and for not more than three 4 full-time equivalent positions. 5 DIVISION IV 6 TEACHER AND ADMINISTRATOR DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM 7 Sec. 16. Section 256.7, Code 2013, is amended by adding the 8 following new subsection: 9 NEW SUBSECTION . 33. Adopt rules establishing a statewide 10 system of evaluation and performance review requirements for 11 teachers and a statewide system of evaluation requirements for 12 administrators. The systems shall align with Iowa teaching 13 standards or the Iowa standards for school administrators, as 14 appropriate, and shall use clear and concise evaluation and 15 performance review criteria and descriptors; provide for a fair 16 and balanced use of student outcome measures; include a tiered 17 evaluation or performance review system that differentiates at 18 least three levels of teacher performance; and be applicable to 19 all teachers and school administrators, as appropriate, in a 20 charter school, school district, or area education agency. 21 Sec. 17. Section 256.9, subsections 46 and 51, Code 2013, 22 are amended to read as follows: 23 46. a. Develop core knowledge and skill criteria, based 24 upon the Iowa teaching standards, for the evaluation, the 25 advancement, and for teacher career development purposes 26 pursuant to chapter 284 . The criteria shall further define the 27 characteristics of quality teaching as established by the Iowa 28 teaching standards. This paragraph is repealed July 1, 2015. 29 b. The director Develop , in consultation with the board 30 of educational examiners, shall also develop a transition 31 plan for implementation of the career development standards 32 developed pursuant to section 256.7, subsection 25 , with regard 33 to licensure renewal requirements. The plan shall include a 34 requirement that practitioners be allowed credit for career 35 -13- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 13/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ development completed prior to implementation of the career 1 development standards developed pursuant to section 256.7, 2 subsection 25 . 3 51. Develop , and periodically review and revise as 4 necessary, Iowa standards for school administrators, including 5 knowledge and skill criteria, and develop, based on the 6 Iowa standards for administrators, mentoring and induction, 7 evaluation processes, and professional development plans 8 pursuant to chapter 284A . The criteria shall further define 9 the characteristics of quality administrators as established by 10 the Iowa standards for school administrators. 11 Sec. 18. Section 256.9, Code 2013, is amended by adding the 12 following new subsection: 13 NEW SUBSECTION . 63. Do all of the following by July 1, 14 2015, in order to develop and implement an Iowa educator 15 development system: 16 a. (1) Develop for implementation by July 1, 2015, 17 Iowa teaching standards designed specifically for purposes 18 of chapters 279 and 284. The standards shall align with 19 nationally accepted teaching standards. The director shall 20 review and may revise the Iowa teaching standards as necessary. 21 Based upon the standards developed pursuant to this paragraph, 22 the director shall develop core knowledge and skill criteria 23 for the evaluation and advancement of teachers, and for teacher 24 career development purposes pursuant to chapter 284. The 25 criteria shall further define the characteristics of quality 26 teaching as established by the Iowa teaching standards. 27 (2) The Iowa teaching standards developed pursuant to 28 subparagraph (1) shall be based on significant input from the 29 council on educator development established and convened by the 30 director. This subparagraph is repealed July 1, 2015. 31 b. Develop and implement Iowa standards for school 32 administrators designed specifically for purposes of chapters 33 272 and 284A. The standards shall be based on significant 34 input from Iowa administrators and align with nationally 35 -14- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 14/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ accepted school administrator standards. 1 c. Review and, where necessary, revise the standards and 2 requirements for the evaluator training program established 3 pursuant to section 284.10. 4 d. Develop and implement a coaching and support system for 5 teachers aligned with the Iowa teacher career paths, leadership 6 roles, and compensation framework established pursuant to 7 section 284.15, if enacted. 8 e. Develop and implement a coaching and support system 9 for administrators aligned with the beginning administrator 10 mentoring and induction program created pursuant to section 11 284A.5. 12 Sec. 19. Section 272.9A, subsection 1, Code 2013, is amended 13 to read as follows: 14 1. Beginning July 1, 2007, requirements Requirements for 15 administrator licensure beyond an initial license shall include 16 completion of a beginning administrator mentoring and induction 17 program and demonstration of competence on the administrator 18 Iowa standards for school administrators adopted pursuant to 19 section 284A.3 256.7, subsection 27 . 20 Sec. 20. Section 279.14, subsection 1, Code 2013, is amended 21 to read as follows: 22 1. The board shall establish written evaluation criteria 23 and shall establish and annually implement evaluation 24 procedures. The evaluation criteria and procedures shall be 25 consistent with the statewide system of performance review 26 requirements established by the state board pursuant to section 27 256.7, subsection 33, and the provisions of chapter 284. If 28 an exclusive bargaining representative has been certified, the 29 board shall negotiate in good faith with respect to evaluation 30 procedures pursuant to chapter 20 . 31 Sec. 21. Section 279.23A, Code 2013, is amended to read as 32 follows: 33 279.23A Evaluation criteria and procedures. 34 The board shall establish written evaluation criteria and 35 -15- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 15/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ shall establish and annually implement evaluation procedures. 1 The evaluation criteria and procedures shall be consistent 2 with the statewide system of evaluation requirements for 3 administrators established by the state board pursuant to 4 section 256.7, subsection 33, and with the provisions of 5 chapter 284A. The board shall also establish written job 6 descriptions for all supervisory positions. 7 Sec. 22. Section 284.3, Code 2013, is amended to read as 8 follows: 9 284.3 Iowa teaching standards. 10 1. a. For purposes of this chapter and for developing 11 teacher evaluation criteria under chapter 279 , the Iowa 12 teaching standards are as follows: 13 a. (1) Demonstrates ability to enhance academic performance 14 and support for and implementation of the school district’s 15 student achievement goals. 16 b. (2) Demonstrates competence in content knowledge 17 appropriate to the teaching position. 18 c. (3) Demonstrates competence in planning and preparing 19 for instruction. 20 d. (4) Uses strategies to deliver instruction that meets 21 the multiple learning needs of students. 22 e. (5) Uses a variety of methods to monitor student 23 learning. 24 f. (6) Demonstrates competence in classroom management. 25 g. (7) Engages in professional growth. 26 h. (8) Fulfills professional responsibilities established 27 by the school district. 28 b. This subsection is repealed July 1, 2015. 29 2. A school board shall provide for the following: 30 a. For purposes of comprehensive evaluations for beginning 31 teachers required to allow beginning teachers to progress to 32 career teachers, standards and criteria that are the Iowa 33 teaching standards specified in subsection 1 and the criteria 34 for the Iowa teaching standards developed by the department in 35 -16- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 16/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ accordance with section 256.9, subsection 46 director . These 1 standards and criteria shall be set forth in an instrument 2 provided by the department. The comprehensive evaluation 3 and instrument are not subject to negotiations or grievance 4 procedures pursuant to chapter 20 or determinations made by the 5 board of directors under section 279.14 . A local school board 6 and its certified bargaining representative may negotiate, 7 pursuant to chapter 20 , evaluation and grievance procedures for 8 beginning teachers that are not in conflict with this chapter . 9 If, in accordance with section 279.19 , a beginning teacher 10 appeals the determination of a school board to an adjudicator 11 under section 279.17 , the adjudicator selected shall have 12 successfully completed training related to the Iowa teacher 13 standards, the criteria adopted by the state board of education 14 in accordance with subsection 3 , and any additional training 15 required under rules adopted by the public employment relations 16 board in cooperation with the state board of education. 17 b. For purposes of performance reviews for teachers other 18 than beginning teachers, evaluations that contain, at a 19 minimum, the Iowa teaching standards specified in subsection 20 1 , as well as the criteria for the Iowa teaching standards 21 developed by the department in accordance with section 256.9, 22 subsection 46 director . A local school board and its certified 23 bargaining representative may negotiate, pursuant to chapter 24 20 , additional teaching standards and criteria. A local 25 school board and its certified bargaining representative shall 26 negotiate, pursuant to chapter 20 , evaluation and grievance 27 procedures for teachers other than beginning teachers that are 28 not in conflict with this chapter . 29 3. The state board shall adopt by rule pursuant to chapter 30 17A the criteria developed by the department in accordance with 31 section 256.9, subsection 46 director . 32 Sec. 23. Section 284.8, subsection 2, Code 2013, is amended 33 to read as follows: 34 2. If a supervisor or an evaluator determines, at any 35 -17- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 17/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ time, as a result of a teacher’s performance that the teacher 1 is not meeting district expectations under the Iowa teaching 2 standards specified in section 284.3, subsection 1 , paragraphs 3 “a” through “h” , the criteria for the Iowa teaching standards 4 developed by the department in accordance with section 256.9, 5 subsection 46 director , and any other standards or criteria 6 established in the collective bargaining agreement, the 7 evaluator shall, at the direction of the teacher’s supervisor, 8 recommend to the district that the teacher participate in an 9 intensive assistance program. The intensive assistance program 10 and its implementation are subject to negotiation and grievance 11 procedures established pursuant to chapter 20 . All school 12 districts shall be prepared to offer an intensive assistance 13 program. 14 Sec. 24. Section 284A.2, subsection 3, Code 2013, is amended 15 to read as follows: 16 3. “Comprehensive evaluation” means a summative evaluation 17 of a beginning administrator conducted by an evaluator 18 in accordance with section 284A.3 284A.4 for purposes of 19 determining a beginning administrator’s level of competency 20 for recommendation for licensure based on the Iowa standards 21 for school administrators adopted pursuant to section 256.7, 22 subsection 27 . 23 Sec. 25. Section 284A.3, Code 2013, is amended to read as 24 follows: 25 284A.3 Iowa standards for school administrators administrator 26 evaluations. 27 By July 1, 2008, each school board shall provide for 28 evaluations for administrators under individual professional 29 development plans developed in accordance with section 279.23A , 30 and the Iowa standards for school administrators and related 31 criteria adopted by the state board in accordance with section 32 256.7, subsection 27 . A local school board may establish 33 additional administrator standards and related criteria. This 34 section is repealed July 1, 2015. 35 -18- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 18/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ Sec. 26. COUNCIL ON EDUCATOR DEVELOPMENT ESTABLISHED. 1 1. The director of the department of education shall 2 establish and convene a council on educator development 3 to review the current teacher and administrator evaluation 4 requirements and the teacher performance review requirements, 5 and to make recommendations to the director regarding 6 improvement to the evaluation and performance review 7 requirements for teachers and to the evaluation requirements 8 for administrators. 9 2. The council shall make recommendations to the director 10 concerning development of the following: 11 a. A holistic vision of teacher and administrator 12 development and dissemination of this vision to schools, school 13 districts, and area education agencies. 14 b. Methods designed to foster a culture of continuous 15 learning and improvement within schools, school districts, 16 and area education agencies with differentiated supports for 17 educators. 18 c. Iowa teaching standards and the administrator standards 19 for school administrators. 20 d. Performance review for teachers and evaluation criteria 21 for teachers and administrators. 22 e. A method for establishing a fair and balanced use of 23 student outcome measures. 24 f. A means to differentiate levels of teacher performance. 25 3. The council shall be comprised of at least seventeen 26 voting members appointed by the director as follows: 27 a. Eight members representing education stakeholders; four 28 of whom shall be practitioners knowledgeable about the Iowa 29 core curriculum, and four of whom shall be knowledgeable about 30 current education research and practice in educator quality. 31 b. One member representing the department of education, who 32 shall serve as chairperson of the council. 33 c. One member representing the area education agencies. 34 d. One member representing a certified employee 35 -19- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 19/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ organization representing teachers licensed under chapter 272. 1 e. One member representing a statewide organization 2 representing school administrators licensed under chapter 272. 3 f. One member representing rural school districts selected 4 by a statewide organization representing the boards of 5 directors of school districts. 6 g. One member representing an organization made up of Iowa 7 school districts with the largest student enrollments. 8 h. One member representing Iowa’s approved teacher 9 preparation programs. 10 i. One member representing Iowa’s approved administrator 11 preparation programs. 12 j. One member representing parents of Iowa elementary or 13 secondary students. 14 k. Other education stakeholders as determined by the 15 director. 16 4. Four members of the general assembly shall serve as ex 17 officio, nonvoting members of the council, with one member to 18 be appointed by each of the following: the majority leader of 19 the senate, the minority leader of the senate, the speaker of 20 the house of representatives, and the minority leader of the 21 house of representatives. 22 5. The council shall submit its findings and 23 recommendations to the state board of education, the governor, 24 and the general assembly by January 1, 2015. 25 6. The director shall consider the findings and 26 recommendations of the council to revise evaluator training in 27 accordance with section 256.9, subsection 63; and to develop 28 a statewide system of performance review requirements for 29 teachers and a statewide system of evaluation requirements for 30 administrators which the director shall submit to the state 31 board of education for approval. 32 Sec. 27. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION —— EDUCATOR DEVELOPMENT 33 SYSTEM. There is appropriated from the general fund of the 34 state to the department of education for the fiscal period 35 -20- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 20/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ beginning July 1, 2013, and ending June 30, 2015, the following 1 amounts, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the 2 purposes designated: 3 For purposes of developing and implementing an Iowa educator 4 development system pursuant to section 256.9, subsection 63, 5 if enacted, and establishing a council on educator development 6 pursuant to this Act: 7 FY 2013-2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 500,000 8 FY 2014-2015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,500,000 9 Of the moneys appropriated each fiscal year for purposes of 10 this section, up to $300,000 may be used by the department for 11 administrative purposes and for not more than three full-time 12 equivalent positions. 13 DIVISION V 14 IOWA TEACHER CAREER AND COMPENSATION MATTERS 15 Sec. 28. Section 257.1, subsection 2, paragraph b, Code 16 2013, is amended to read as follows: 17 b. For the budget year commencing July 1, 1999, and for each 18 succeeding budget year the regular program foundation base per 19 pupil is eighty-seven and five-tenths percent of the regular 20 program state cost per pupil. For the budget year commencing 21 July 1, 1991, and for each succeeding budget year the special 22 education support services foundation base is seventy-nine 23 percent of the special education support services state cost 24 per pupil. The combined foundation base is the sum of the 25 regular program foundation base, the special education support 26 services foundation base, the total teacher salary supplement 27 district cost, the total professional development supplement 28 district cost, the total early intervention supplement district 29 cost, the total teacher leadership supplement district cost, 30 the total area education agency teacher salary supplement 31 district cost, and the total area education agency professional 32 development supplement district cost. 33 Sec. 29. Section 257.1, subsection 3, Code 2013, is amended 34 to read as follows: 35 -21- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 21/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ 3. Computations rounded. In making computations and 1 payments under this chapter , except in the case of computations 2 relating to funding of special education support services, 3 media services, and educational services provided through the 4 area education agencies, and the teacher salary supplement, the 5 professional development supplement, and the early intervention 6 supplement, and the teacher leadership supplement, the 7 department of management shall round amounts to the nearest 8 whole dollar. 9 Sec. 30. Section 257.4, subsection 1, paragraph a, Code 10 2013, is amended by adding the following new subparagraph: 11 NEW SUBPARAGRAPH . (8) The total teacher leadership 12 supplement district cost. 13 Sec. 31. Section 257.8, subsection 2, Code 2013, is amended 14 to read as follows: 15 2. Categorical state percent of growth. The categorical 16 state percent of growth for the budget year beginning July 1, 17 2010, is two percent. The categorical state percent of growth 18 for the budget year beginning July 1, 2012, is two percent. 19 The categorical state percent of growth for each budget year 20 shall be established by statute which shall be enacted within 21 thirty days of the submission in the year preceding the 22 base year of the governor’s budget under section 8.21 . The 23 establishment of the categorical state percent of growth for a 24 budget year shall be the only subject matter of the bill which 25 enacts the categorical state percent of growth for a budget 26 year. The categorical state percent of growth may include 27 state percents of growth for the teacher salary supplement, the 28 professional development supplement, and the early intervention 29 supplement , and the teacher leadership supplement . 30 Sec. 32. Section 257.9, Code 2013, is amended by adding the 31 following new subsection: 32 NEW SUBSECTION . 11. Teacher leadership supplement state cost 33 per pupil. The teacher leadership supplement state cost per 34 pupil amount for the budget year beginning July 1, 2014, shall 35 -22- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 22/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ be calculated by the department of management by dividing the 1 allocation amount for the budget year beginning July 1, 2014, 2 in section 284.13, subsection 1, paragraph “0e” , subparagraph 3 (5), by one-third of the statewide total budget enrollment for 4 the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014. The teacher leadership 5 supplement state cost per pupil for the budget year beginning 6 July 1, 2015, and succeeding budget years, shall be the teacher 7 leadership supplement state cost per pupil for the base year 8 plus an allowable growth amount that is equal to the teacher 9 leadership supplement categorical state percent of growth, 10 pursuant to section 257.8, subsection 2, for the budget year, 11 multiplied by the teacher leadership supplement state cost per 12 pupil for the base year. 13 Sec. 33. Section 257.10, subsection 8, paragraph a, Code 14 2013, is amended to read as follows: 15 a. Combined district cost is the sum of the regular program 16 district cost per pupil multiplied by the weighted enrollment, 17 the special education support services district cost, the total 18 teacher salary supplement district cost, the total professional 19 development supplement district cost, and the total early 20 intervention supplement district cost, and the total teacher 21 leadership supplement district cost, plus the sum of the 22 additional district cost allocated to the district to fund 23 media services and educational services provided through the 24 area education agency, the area education agency total teacher 25 salary supplement district cost and the area education agency 26 total professional development supplement district cost. 27 Sec. 34. Section 257.10, Code 2013, is amended by adding the 28 following new subsection: 29 NEW SUBSECTION . 12. Teacher leadership supplement cost per 30 pupil and district cost. 31 a. The teacher leadership supplement district cost per 32 pupil amount for the budget year beginning July 1, 2014, shall 33 be calculated by the department of management by dividing the 34 allocation amount for the budget year beginning July 1, 2014, 35 -23- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 23/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ in section 284.13, subsection 1, paragraph “0e” , subparagraph 1 (5), by one-third of the statewide total budget enrollment 2 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014. For the budget 3 year beginning July 1, 2015, and succeeding budget years, the 4 teacher leadership supplement district cost per pupil for each 5 school district for a budget year is the teacher leadership 6 supplement program district cost per pupil for the base year 7 plus the teacher leadership supplement state allowable growth 8 amount for the budget year. 9 b. For the budget year beginning July 1, 2015, and 10 succeeding budget years, if the department of management 11 determines that the unadjusted teacher leadership supplement 12 district cost of a school district for a budget year is less 13 than one hundred percent of the unadjusted teacher leadership 14 supplement district cost for the base year for the school 15 district, the school district shall receive a budget adjustment 16 for that budget year equal to the difference. 17 c. (1) The unadjusted teacher leadership supplement 18 district cost is the teacher leadership supplement district 19 cost per pupil for each school district for a budget year 20 multiplied by the budget enrollment for that school district. 21 (2) The total teacher leadership supplement district cost 22 is the sum of the unadjusted teacher leadership supplement 23 district cost plus the budget adjustment for that budget year. 24 d. For the budget year beginning July 1, 2014, and 25 succeeding budget years, the use of the funds calculated under 26 this subsection shall comply with the requirements of chapter 27 284 and shall be distributed to teachers pursuant to section 28 284.15. 29 Sec. 35. Section 257.16, subsection 4, Code 2013, is amended 30 to read as follows: 31 4. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, if 32 the governor orders budget reductions in accordance with 33 section 8.31 , the teacher salary supplement district cost, 34 the professional development supplement district cost, and 35 -24- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 24/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ the early intervention supplement district cost , and the 1 teacher leadership supplement district cost as calculated 2 under section 257.10, subsections 9, 10, and 11 , and 12, and 3 the area education agency teacher salary supplement district 4 cost and the area education agency professional development 5 supplement district cost as calculated under section 257.37A, 6 subsections 1 and 2 , shall be paid in full as calculated and 7 the reductions in the appropriations provided in accordance 8 with this section shall be reduced from the remaining moneys 9 appropriated pursuant to this section and shall be distributed 10 on a per pupil basis calculated with the weighted enrollment 11 determined in accordance with section 257.6, subsection 5 . 12 Sec. 36. Section 284.2, subsections 1, 7, and 8, Code 2013, 13 are amended to read as follows: 14 1. “Beginning teacher” means an individual serving under an 15 initial or intern license, issued by the board of educational 16 examiners under chapter 272 , who is assuming a position as a 17 teacher. “Beginning teacher” includes an individual who is 18 an initial teacher. For purposes of the beginning teacher 19 mentoring and induction program created pursuant to section 20 284.5 , “beginning teacher” also includes preschool teachers 21 who are licensed by the board of educational examiners under 22 chapter 272 and are employed by a school district or area 23 education agency. “Beginning teacher” does not include a 24 teacher whose employment with a school district or area 25 education agency is probationary unless the teacher is serving 26 under an initial or teacher intern license issued by the board 27 of educational examiners under chapter 272 . 28 7. “Mentor” means an individual employed by a school 29 district or area education agency as a teacher or a retired 30 teacher who holds a valid license issued under chapter 31 272 . The individual must have a record of four two years 32 of successful teaching practice, must be employed on a 33 nonprobationary basis, and must demonstrate professional 34 commitment to both the improvement of teaching and learning and 35 -25- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 25/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ the development of beginning teachers. 1 8. “Performance review” means a summative evaluation of 2 a teacher other than a beginning teacher and that is used 3 to determine whether the teacher’s practice meets school 4 district expectations and the Iowa teaching standards , and to 5 determine whether the teacher’s practice meets school district 6 expectations for career advancement in accordance with section 7 284.7 284.8 . 8 Sec. 37. Section 284.3, subsection 2, paragraph a, Code 9 2013, is amended to read as follows: 10 a. For purposes of comprehensive evaluations for , standards 11 and criteria which measure a beginning teachers required to 12 allow beginning teachers to progress to career teachers, 13 standards and criteria that are teacher’s performance against 14 the Iowa teaching standards specified in subsection 1 , and 15 the criteria for the Iowa teaching standards developed by the 16 department in accordance with section 256.9, subsection 46 to 17 determine whether the teacher’s practice meets the requirements 18 specified for a career teacher . These standards and criteria 19 shall be set forth in an instrument provided by the department. 20 The comprehensive evaluation and instrument are not subject to 21 negotiations or grievance procedures pursuant to chapter 20 or 22 determinations made by the board of directors under section 23 279.14 . A local school board and its certified bargaining 24 representative may negotiate, pursuant to chapter 20 , 25 evaluation and grievance procedures for beginning teachers that 26 are not in conflict with this chapter . If, in accordance with 27 section 279.19 , a beginning teacher appeals the determination 28 of a school board to an adjudicator under section 279.17 , the 29 adjudicator selected shall have successfully completed training 30 related to the Iowa teacher standards, the criteria adopted by 31 the state board of education in accordance with subsection 3 , 32 and any additional training required under rules adopted by the 33 public employment relations board in cooperation with the state 34 board of education . 35 -26- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 26/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ Sec. 38. Section 284.3A, subsection 2, paragraph a, Code 1 2013, is amended to read as follows: 2 a. For the school budget year beginning July 1, 2010, 3 and each succeeding school year, school districts and area 4 education agencies shall combine payments made to teachers 5 under sections 257.10 and 257.37A with regular wages to 6 create a combined salary. The teacher contract issued under 7 section 279.13 must include the combined salary. If a school 8 district or area education agency uses a salary schedule, a 9 combined salary schedule shall be used for regular wages and 10 for distribution of payments under sections 257.10 and 257.37A , 11 incorporating the salary minimums required in section 284.7 12 or 284.15 . The combined salary schedule must use only the 13 combined salary and cannot differentiate regular salaries and 14 distribution of payments under sections 257.10 and 257.37A . 15 Sec. 39. Section 284.5, subsection 2, Code 2013, is amended 16 by striking the subsection. 17 Sec. 40. Section 284.5, subsection 4, Code 2013, is amended 18 to read as follows: 19 4. Each school district and area education agency shall 20 develop an initial beginning teacher mentoring and induction 21 a plan for the program . A school district shall include its 22 plan in the school district’s comprehensive school improvement 23 plan submitted pursuant to section 256.7, subsection 21 . The 24 beginning teacher mentoring and induction plan shall, at a 25 minimum, provide for a two-year sequence of induction program 26 content and activities to support the Iowa teaching standards 27 and beginning teacher professional and personal needs; mentor 28 training that includes, at a minimum, skills of classroom 29 demonstration and coaching, and district expectations for 30 beginning teacher competence on Iowa teaching standards; 31 placement of mentors and beginning teachers; the process for 32 dissolving mentor and beginning teacher partnerships; district 33 organizational support for release time for mentors and 34 beginning teachers to plan, provide demonstration of classroom 35 -27- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 27/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ practices, observe teaching, and provide feedback; structure 1 for mentor selection and assignment of mentors to beginning 2 teachers; a district facilitator; and program evaluation. 3 Sec. 41. Section 284.6, subsections 6 and 8, Code 2013, are 4 amended to read as follows: 5 6. School districts, a consortium of school districts, 6 area education agencies, higher education institutions, 7 and other public or private entities including professional 8 associations may be approved by the state board to provide 9 teacher professional development. The professional development 10 program or offering shall, at minimum, meet the requirements 11 of subsection 1 . The state board shall adopt rules for the 12 approval of professional development providers and standards 13 for the district development plan. 14 8. For each year in which a school district receives funds 15 calculated and paid to school districts for professional 16 development pursuant to section 257.10, subsection 10 , or 17 section 257.37A, subsection 2 , the school district shall create 18 quality professional development opportunities. Not less than 19 thirty-six hours in the school calendar, held outside of the 20 minimum school day, shall be set aside during nonpreparation 21 time or designated professional development time to allow 22 practitioners to collaborate with each other to deliver 23 educational programs and assess student learning, or to engage 24 in peer review pursuant to section 284.8, subsection 1 . The 25 goal for the use of the funds is to provide one additional 26 contract day or the equivalent thereof for professional 27 development, and Priority for use of the funds is shall be 28 to implement the professional development provisions of the 29 teacher career paths and leadership roles specified in section 30 284.7 or 284.15, including but not limited to providing 31 professional development to teachers, including additional 32 salaries for time beyond the normal negotiated agreement; pay 33 for substitute teachers, professional development materials, 34 speakers, and professional development content; and costs 35 -28- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 28/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ associated with implementing the individual professional 1 development plans. The use of the funds shall be balanced 2 between school district, attendance center, and individual 3 professional development plans, making every reasonable effort 4 to provide equal access to all teachers. 5 Sec. 42. Section 284.7, Code 2013, is amended by adding the 6 following new subsection: 7 NEW SUBSECTION . 6. This section is repealed July 1, 2016. 8 Sec. 43. Section 284.8, subsection 1, Code 2013, is amended 9 to read as follows: 10 1. A school district shall provide for an annual review of 11 each teacher’s performance for purposes of assisting teachers 12 in making continuous improvement, documenting continued 13 competence in the Iowa teaching standards, or identifying 14 teachers in need of improvement , or to determine whether the 15 teacher’s practice meets school district expectations for 16 career advancement in accordance with section 284.7 . The 17 review shall include, at minimum, classroom observation of the 18 teacher, the teacher’s progress, and implementation of the 19 teacher’s individual professional development plan, subject 20 to the level of resources provided to implement the plan; and 21 shall include supporting documentation from parents, students, 22 and other teachers. The first and second year of review shall 23 be conducted by a peer group of teachers. The peer group shall 24 review all of the peer group members. Peer group reviews 25 shall be formative and shall be conducted on an informal, 26 collaborative basis that is focused on assisting each peer 27 group member in achieving the goals of the teacher’s individual 28 professional development plan. Peer group reviews shall not 29 be the basis for recommending that a teacher participate in 30 an intensive assistance program, and shall not be used to 31 determine the compensation, promotion, layoff, or termination 32 of a teacher, or any other determination affecting a teacher’s 33 employment status. However, as a result of a peer group 34 review, a teacher may elect to participate in an intensive 35 -29- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 29/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ assistance program. Members of the peer group shall be 1 reviewed every third year by at least one evaluator certified 2 in accordance with section 284.10 . 3 Sec. 44. Section 284.8, subsection 3, Code 2013, is amended 4 to read as follows: 5 3. a. If a teacher is denied advancement to the career 6 II or advanced teacher level based upon a performance review, 7 the teacher may appeal the decision to an adjudicator under 8 the process established under section 279.17 . However, the 9 decision of the adjudicator is final. 10 b. This subsection is repealed July 1, 2016. 11 Sec. 45. Section 284.9, subsection 4, Code 2013, is amended 12 to read as follows: 13 4. A teacher who does not receive a recommendation from a 14 review panel may appeal that denial to an administrative law 15 judge located in the department of inspections and appeals. 16 The state shall not be liable for a teacher’s attorney fees, 17 costs, or damages that may result from an appeal of a review 18 panel’s decision. The state board shall adopt rules to 19 administer this section . 20 Sec. 46. Section 284.9, Code 2013, is amended by adding the 21 following new subsection: 22 NEW SUBSECTION . 5. This section is repealed July 1, 2016. 23 Sec. 47. NEW SECTION . 284.11 State supplemental assistance 24 for teachers in high-need schools. 25 1. Findings and intent. The general assembly finds that 26 Iowa school districts need to be more competitive in recruiting 27 and retaining talented teachers to teach in high-need schools. 28 Therefore, it is the intent of the general assembly to 29 encourage school districts to provide supplemental assistance 30 to teachers to teach in high-need schools. This section 31 provides for state assistance to allow school districts to 32 provide supplemental assistance to motivate teachers to teach 33 in high-need schools. 34 2. Department’s responsibilities. The department shall do 35 -30- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 30/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ the following: 1 a. Collect relevant data and establish a list of high-need 2 schools eligible for state supplemental assistance. The 3 department shall establish a process and criteria to determine 4 which schools are placed on the list and the department shall 5 revise the list annually. Criteria for the determination of 6 which high-need schools shall be placed on the list shall be 7 based upon factors that include but are not limited to the 8 socioeconomic status of the students enrolled in the school, 9 the percentage of the school’s student body who are limited 10 English proficient students, student academic growth, certified 11 instructional staff attrition, and geographic balance. The 12 department may approve or disapprove requests for revision 13 of the list, which a school district submits pursuant to 14 subsection 3. 15 b. Develop a standardized process for distributing moneys 16 appropriated for supplemental assistance for teachers in 17 high-need schools under section 284.13, subsection 1, paragraph 18 “00e” , to school districts. In determining the process 19 for distribution of such moneys, the department shall take 20 into consideration the amount of moneys appropriated for 21 supplemental assistance for teachers in high-need schools for 22 the given year and the minimal amount of moneys needed per 23 teacher to provide an incentive for a teacher to accept a 24 teaching position in a high-need school. A school district 25 receiving moneys pursuant to this section shall certify 26 annually to the department how the moneys distributed to the 27 school district pursuant to this section were used by the 28 school district. 29 c. Review the use and effectiveness of the funds distributed 30 to school districts for supplemental assistance for teachers 31 in high-need schools under this section, and consider the 32 findings and recommendations of the commission on educator 33 leadership and compensation submitted pursuant to section 34 284.15, subsection 10, relating to the use and effectiveness of 35 -31- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 31/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ the funds distributed to school districts under this section. 1 The department shall submit its findings and recommendations in 2 a report to the general assembly by January 15 annually. 3 3. School district request for approval. A school district 4 may request on an annual basis approval from the department 5 for additions to the list of high-need schools the department 6 maintains pursuant to subsection 2 based upon the unique local 7 conditions and needs of the school district. The criteria used 8 to determine the placement of high-need schools on the list in 9 accordance with subsection 2, does not restrict the department 10 from adding a high-need school to the list as requested by a 11 school district on the basis of unique local conditions and 12 needs pursuant to this subsection. 13 4. Eligibility. Teachers of all subjects taught in a school 14 included in the department’s list of high-need schools shall 15 be eligible to receive supplemental assistance offered in 16 accordance with this section. Notwithstanding any provision of 17 law to the contrary, the department’s determination of state 18 supplemental assistance for teachers in high-need schools is 19 not subject to appeal. 20 5. Moneys received and miscellaneous income. The 21 distribution of moneys allocated pursuant to section 284.13, 22 subsection 1, paragraph “00e” , to a school district shall be 23 made in one payment on or about October 15 of the fiscal year 24 for which the appropriation is made, taking into consideration 25 the relative budget and cash position of the state resources. 26 Such moneys shall not be commingled with state aid payments 27 made under section 257.16 to a school district and shall be 28 accounted for by the local school district separately from 29 state aid payments. Payments made to school districts under 30 this section are miscellaneous income for purposes of chapter 31 257. A school district shall maintain a separate listing 32 within its budget for payments received and expenditures made 33 pursuant to this section. 34 6. Moneys received to supplement salaries. Moneys received 35 -32- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 32/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ by a school district pursuant to section 284.13, subsection 1, 1 paragraph “00e” , shall be used to supplement and not supplant 2 the salary being received by a teacher in a high-need school, 3 and shall not be considered under chapter 20 by an arbitrator 4 or other third party in determining a comparison of the wages 5 of teachers in that high-need school with the wages of teachers 6 in other buildings or in another school district. 7 Sec. 48. Section 284.13, subsection 1, Code 2013, is amended 8 by adding the following new paragraphs: 9 NEW PARAGRAPH . 0e. (1) For the following years, to the 10 department of education, for purposes of teacher leadership 11 supplemental aid payments to school districts for implementing 12 the career paths, leadership roles, and compensation framework 13 or comparable system approved in accordance with section 14 284.15, the following amounts: 15 (a) For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013, and ending 16 June 30, 2014, five million dollars. 17 (b) For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014, and ending 18 June 30, 2015, fifty million dollars. 19 (c) For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015, and ending 20 June 30, 2016, fifty million dollars. 21 (d) For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016, and ending 22 June 30, 2017, fifty million dollars. 23 (e) For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017, and for 24 each succeeding fiscal year, one million five hundred thousand 25 dollars. 26 (2) (a) For the initial school year for which a school 27 district receives department approval for and implements a 28 system in accordance with section 284.15, subsection 8, teacher 29 leadership supplement foundation aid payable to that school 30 district shall be paid from the allocation made in subparagraph 31 (1) for that school year. For that school year, the teacher 32 leadership supplement foundation aid payable to the school 33 district is the product of the teacher leadership district 34 cost per pupil for the school year multiplied by the school 35 -33- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 33/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ district’s budget enrollment. 1 (b) For budget years subsequent to the initial school year 2 for which a school district implemented a system and received 3 funding pursuant to subparagraph division (a), the teacher 4 leadership supplement foundation aid payable to that school 5 district shall be paid from the appropriation made in section 6 257.16. 7 (3) Of the moneys allocated to the department for the 8 purposes of this paragraph “0e” , not more than one million 9 dollars shall be used by the department for the development of 10 a delivery system implementing the career paths and leadership 11 roles specified in section 284.15 including but not limited 12 to planning grants to districts and area education agencies, 13 technical assistance for the department, technical assistance 14 for districts and area education agencies, training and staff 15 development, and the contracting of external expertise and 16 services. A portion of the moneys allocated annually to the 17 department for purposes of this subparagraph (3) may be used 18 by the department for administrative purposes and for not more 19 than five full-time equivalent positions. 20 (4) Of the moneys allocated to the department for the 21 purposes of this paragraph “0e” , not more than five hundred 22 thousand dollars annually shall be used by the department to 23 provide technical assistance to school districts and area 24 education agencies in the design and implementation of the 25 teacher career paths, leadership roles, and compensation 26 framework established pursuant to section 284.15, and 27 for not more than two full-time equivalent positions. In 28 allocating and expending moneys appropriated pursuant to this 29 subparagraph, the department shall give priority to school 30 districts with certified enrollments of fewer than six hundred 31 students. 32 (5) Of the moneys allocated to the department for purposes 33 of this paragraph “0e” , for each fiscal year of the fiscal 34 period beginning July 1, 2014, and ending June 30, 2017, the 35 -34- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 34/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ amount remaining after the allocations in subparagraphs (3) 1 and (4) shall be payable to the school districts that have 2 an approved career path, leadership roles, and compensation 3 framework or approved comparable system as provided in section 4 284.15. 5 (6) For each fiscal year of the fiscal period beginning 6 July 1, 2013, and ending June 30, 2017, moneys received by a 7 school district pursuant to this paragraph “0e” shall not be 8 considered under chapter 20 by an arbitrator or other third 9 party in determining a comparison of the wages of teachers in 10 that school district with the wages of teachers in another 11 school district. 12 (7) The receipt of funding by a school district for the 13 purposes of this paragraph “0e” , and the need for additional 14 funding for the purposes of this paragraph “0e” , or the 15 enrollment count of eligible students under this chapter, 16 shall not be considered to be unusual circumstances, create an 17 unusual need for additional funds, or qualify under any other 18 circumstances that may be used by the school budget review 19 committee to grant supplemental aid to or establish modified 20 allowable growth for a school district under section 257.31. 21 NEW PARAGRAPH . 00e. For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 22 2014, and for each subsequent fiscal year, to the department 23 of education, ten million dollars for purposes of implementing 24 the supplemental assistance for teachers in high-need schools 25 provisions of section 284.11. Annually, of the moneys 26 allocated to the department for purposes of this paragraph, up 27 to one hundred thousand dollars may be used by the department 28 for administrative purposes and for not more than one full-time 29 equivalent position. 30 Sec. 49. Section 284.13, subsection 1, paragraph e, Code 31 2013, is amended to read as follows: 32 e. Notwithstanding section 8.33 , any moneys remaining 33 unencumbered or unobligated from the moneys allocated for 34 purposes of paragraph paragraphs “a” , “b” , or “c” through “00e” 35 -35- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 35/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ shall not revert but shall remain available in the succeeding 1 fiscal year for expenditure for the purposes designated. 2 The provisions of section 8.39 shall not apply to the funds 3 appropriated pursuant to this subsection . 4 Sec. 50. Section 284.13, Code 2013, is amended by adding the 5 following new subsection: 6 NEW SUBSECTION . 3. The state board may adopt rules which 7 assure the allocation of resources under this section in a 8 manner that optimizes the fulfillment of the purposes specified 9 in sections 284.11 and 284.15. 10 Sec. 51. NEW SECTION . 284.15 Iowa teacher career paths, 11 leadership roles, and compensation framework. 12 1. To promote continuous improvement in Iowa’s quality 13 teaching workforce and to give Iowa teachers the opportunity 14 for career recognition that reflects the various roles teachers 15 play as educational leaders, a framework for Iowa teacher 16 career paths, leadership roles, and compensation is established 17 for teachers employed by school districts. A teacher employed 18 by an area education agency may be included in a framework 19 established by a school district if the area education agency 20 and the school district enter into a contract for such purpose. 21 The framework is designed to accomplish the following goals: 22 a. To attract able and promising new teachers by offering 23 competitive starting salaries and offering short-term 24 and long-term professional development and leadership 25 opportunities. 26 b. To retain effective teachers by providing enhanced career 27 opportunities. 28 c. To promote collaboration by developing and supporting 29 opportunities for teachers in schools and school districts 30 statewide to learn from each other. 31 d. To reward professional growth and effective teaching 32 by providing pathways for career opportunities that come with 33 increased leadership responsibilities and involve increased 34 compensation. 35 -36- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 36/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ e. To improve student achievement by strengthening 1 instruction. 2 2. The Iowa teacher career paths, leadership roles, and 3 compensation requirements under the framework shall be as 4 follows: 5 a. Initial teacher. 6 (1) The salary for an initial teacher who has successfully 7 completed an approved practitioner preparation program as 8 defined in section 272.1 or holds an initial or intern teacher 9 license issued under chapter 272, and who participates in the 10 initial teacher mentoring and induction program as provided in 11 this chapter, shall be at least thirty-five thousand dollars, 12 which shall also constitute the minimum salary for an Iowa 13 teacher. 14 (2) An initial teacher shall complete a teacher residency 15 during the first year of employment that has all of the 16 following characteristics: 17 (a) Intensive supervision or mentoring by a mentor teacher 18 or lead teacher. 19 (b) Sufficient collaboration time for the initial teacher 20 in the residency year to be able to observe and learn from 21 model teachers, mentor teachers, and lead teachers employed by 22 school districts located in this state. 23 (c) A teaching load of not more than seventy-five percent 24 student instruction to allow the initial teacher time for 25 observation and learning. 26 (d) A teaching contract issued under section 279.13 that 27 establishes an employment period which is five days longer 28 than that required for career teachers employed by the school 29 district of employment. The five additional contract days 30 shall be used to strengthen instructional leadership in 31 accordance with this subsection. 32 (e) Frequent observation, evaluation, and professional 33 development opportunities. 34 b. Career teacher. A career teacher is a teacher who holds 35 -37- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 37/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ a statement of professional recognition issued under chapter 1 272 or who meets all of the following requirements: 2 (1) Has successfully completed the initial teacher 3 mentoring and induction program and has successfully completed 4 a comprehensive evaluation. 5 (2) Has demonstrated the competencies of a career teacher as 6 determined under the school district’s comprehensive evaluation 7 of the initial teacher. 8 (3) Holds a valid license issued under chapter 272. 9 (4) Participates in teacher professional development as set 10 forth in this chapter and demonstrates continuous improvement 11 in teaching. 12 c. Model teacher. A model teacher is a teacher who meets 13 the requirements of paragraph “b” , has met the requirements 14 established by the school district that employs the teacher, 15 is evaluated by the school district as demonstrating the 16 competencies of a model teacher, has participated in a rigorous 17 review process, and has been recommended for a one-year 18 assignment as a model teacher by a site-based review council 19 appointed pursuant to subsection 3. A school district shall 20 designate at least ten percent of its teachers as model 21 teachers, though the district may enter into an agreement with 22 one or more other districts or an area education agency to meet 23 this requirement through a collaborative arrangement. The 24 terms of the teaching contracts issued under section 279.13 to 25 model teachers shall exceed by five days the terms of teaching 26 contracts issued under section 279.13 to career teachers, and 27 the five additional contract days shall be used to strengthen 28 instructional leadership in accordance with this subsection. A 29 model teacher shall receive annually a salary supplement of at 30 least two thousand dollars. 31 d. Mentor teacher. A mentor teacher is a teacher who 32 is evaluated by the school district as demonstrating the 33 competencies and superior teaching skills of a mentor teacher, 34 and has been recommended for a one-year assignment as a mentor 35 -38- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 38/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ teacher by a site-based review council appointed pursuant 1 to subsection 3. In addition, a mentor teacher shall hold 2 a valid license issued under chapter 272, participate in 3 teacher professional development as outlined in this chapter, 4 demonstrate continuous improvement in teaching, and possess 5 the skills and qualifications to assume leadership roles. A 6 mentor teacher shall have a teaching load of not more than 7 seventy-five percent student instruction to allow the teacher 8 to mentor other teachers. A school district shall designate 9 at least ten percent of its teachers as mentor teachers, 10 though the district may enter into an agreement with one or 11 more other districts or an area education agency to meet this 12 requirement through a collaborative arrangement. The terms 13 of the teaching contracts issued under section 279.13 to 14 mentor teachers shall exceed by ten days the terms of teaching 15 contracts issued under section 279.13 to career teachers, and 16 the ten additional contract days shall be used to strengthen 17 instructional leadership in accordance with this subsection. A 18 mentor teacher shall receive annually a salary supplement of 19 at least five thousand dollars. 20 e. Lead teacher. A lead teacher is a teacher who holds a 21 valid license issued under chapter 272 and has been recommended 22 for a one-year assignment as a lead teacher by a site-based 23 review council appointed pursuant to subsection 4. The 24 recommendation from the council must assert that the teacher 25 possesses superior teaching skills and the ability to lead 26 adult learners. A lead teacher shall assume leadership 27 roles that may include but are not limited to the planning 28 and delivery of professional development activities designed 29 to improve instructional strategies; the facilitation of 30 an instructional leadership team within the lead teacher’s 31 building, school district, or other school districts; 32 the mentoring of other teachers; and participation in the 33 evaluation of student teachers. A lead teacher shall have 34 a teaching load of not more than fifty percent student 35 -39- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 39/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ instruction to allow the lead teacher to spend time on 1 co-teaching; co-planning; peer reviews; observing career 2 teachers, model teachers, and mentor teachers; and other 3 duties mutually agreed upon by the superintendent and the lead 4 teacher. A school district shall designate at least five 5 percent of its teachers as lead teachers, though the district 6 may enter into an agreement with one or more other districts 7 or an area education agency to meet this requirement through a 8 collaborative arrangement. The terms of the teaching contracts 9 issued under section 279.13 to lead teachers shall exceed by 10 fifteen days the terms of teaching contracts issued under 11 section 279.13 to career teachers, and the fifteen additional 12 contract days shall be used to strengthen instructional 13 leadership in accordance with this subsection. A lead teacher 14 shall receive annually a salary supplement of at least ten 15 thousand dollars. 16 3. The salary supplement received by model, mentor, and lead 17 teachers shall fully cover the salary costs of the additional 18 contract days required of teachers in those leadership roles. 19 Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the 20 determinations of salary supplements paid pursuant to this 21 section are not subject to appeal. 22 4. The school board shall appoint a site-based review 23 council for each of the district’s attendance centers. 24 a. Each council shall be comprised of equal numbers of 25 teachers, administrators, and parents or guardians of students 26 enrolled in the attendance center. Teacher members shall 27 include teachers who conduct peer group reviews in accordance 28 with section 284.8 and who have been nominated by the certified 29 employee organization that represents the school district’s 30 teachers, if such organization exists. 31 b. The council shall accept and review applications 32 submitted to the school’s or the school district’s 33 administration for assignment or reassignment as a model, 34 mentor, or lead teacher, and shall make recommendations 35 -40- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 40/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ regarding the applications to the superintendent of the school 1 district. In developing recommendations, the council shall 2 utilize measures of teacher effectiveness and professional 3 growth, consider the needs of the school district, and review 4 the performance and professional development of the applicants. 5 Any teacher recommended for assignment or reassignment as a 6 model, mentor, or lead teacher shall have demonstrated to 7 the council’s satisfaction competency on the Iowa teaching 8 standards as set forth in section 284.3. 9 c. An assignment as a model teacher, mentor teacher, or 10 lead teacher pursuant to this section shall be subject to 11 review by the school’s or the school district’s administration 12 at least annually. The review shall include peer feedback 13 on the effectiveness of the teacher’s performance of duty 14 specific to the teacher’s career path. A teacher who completes 15 the time period of assignment as a model, mentor, or lead 16 teacher may apply to the school’s or the school district’s 17 administration for assignment in a new role if appropriate or 18 for reassignment. 19 5. A teacher employed in a school district shall not receive 20 less compensation in that district than the teacher received 21 in the school year preceding participation, as set forth in 22 section 284.4, due to implementation of this Act. A teacher 23 who achieves national board for professional teaching standards 24 certification and meets the requirements of section 256.44 25 shall continue to receive the award as specified in section 26 256.44 in addition to the compensation set forth in this 27 section. 28 6. Prior to July 1, 2016, a school district may apply to 29 the department for early implementation of the career paths, 30 leadership roles, and compensation framework specified in 31 subsection 2, or a comparable system of career paths and 32 compensation for teachers that contains differentiated multiple 33 leadership roles. 34 7. On or after July 1, 2016, each school district shall 35 -41- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 41/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ implement career paths, leadership roles, and compensation 1 in accordance with subsection 2, or a comparable system, for 2 which the school district received approval from the department 3 under subsection 9. Compliance with this subsection shall be 4 determined by the accreditation team authorized pursuant to 5 section 256.11. 6 8. A school district that meets the requirements of section 7 284.7 is exempt from the provisions of subsections 1 through 5 8 until July 1, 2016. 9 9. The department shall establish criteria and a process 10 for application and approval of the framework established 11 under subsection 1, and for comparable systems, which a school 12 district shall implement pursuant to subsection 6, or implement 13 in accordance with subsection 7. 14 10. A school district is encouraged to utilize 15 appropriately licensed teachers emeritus in the implementation 16 of this section. 17 11. The framework or comparable system approved and 18 implemented by a school district in accordance with this 19 section shall be applicable to teachers in every attendance 20 center operated by the school district. 21 12. Subject to an appropriation by the general assembly for 22 purposes of this subsection, a school district may apply to the 23 department for a planning grant to design an implementation 24 strategy for the framework established pursuant to subsection 25 1 or a comparable system of career paths and compensation for 26 teachers that contains differentiated multiple leadership 27 roles. The planning grant shall be used to facilitate a 28 local decision-making process that includes representation 29 of administrators, teachers, and parents and guardians of 30 students. The department shall establish and make available an 31 application for the awarding of planning grants for purposes 32 of this subsection. 33 13. The department shall establish, and provide staffing 34 and administrative support for a commission on educator 35 -42- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 42/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ leadership and compensation. The commission shall monitor 1 with fidelity the implementation of the framework established 2 by school districts pursuant to subsection 1. The commission 3 shall also evaluate and make recommendations to the department 4 on applications for approval of a comparable system submitted 5 to the department pursuant to subsection 6, and on the 6 expenditure of moneys appropriated for purposes of this 7 section. In addition, the commission shall review the use and 8 effectiveness of the funds distributed to school districts for 9 supplemental assistance to teachers in high-need schools under 10 section 284.11. 11 a. The commission shall be comprised of teachers, parents 12 and guardians of children enrolled in Iowa’s school districts, 13 school administrators, school board members, postsecondary 14 faculty, designees representing education-related professional 15 organizations, and business and community leaders. 16 b. Members shall be appointed by the director of the 17 department to three-year terms which are staggered at the 18 discretion of the director and which begin and end as provided 19 in section 69.19. Appointments shall comply with sections 20 69.16, 69.16A, and 69.16C. Vacancies on the commission shall 21 be filled in the same manner as the original appointment. 22 A person appointed to fill a vacancy shall serve only for 23 the unexpired portion of the term. Members are entitled to 24 reimbursement of actual expenses incurred in performance of 25 their official duties. 26 c. By December 15 annually, the commission shall submit its 27 findings and any recommendations, including but not limited to 28 any recommendations for changes to the framework established 29 in subsection 1 and for changes to section 284.11 relating to 30 state supplemental assistance to teachers in high-need schools, 31 in a report to the director, the state board, the governor, and 32 the general assembly. 33 14. a. Teacher leadership supplement foundation aid 34 calculated under section 257.10, subsection 12, shall be paid 35 -43- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 43/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ as part of the state aid payments made to school districts in 1 accordance with section 257.16. 2 b. Notwithstanding section 284.3A, teacher leadership 3 supplement foundation aid shall not be combined with regular 4 wages to create a combined salary. 5 c. The teacher leadership supplement district cost as 6 calculated under section 257.10, subsection 12, is not subject 7 to a uniform reduction in accordance with section 8.31. 8 Sec. 52. CODE EDITOR DIRECTIVE. The Code editor shall 9 delete references in the Code, and Code language directly 10 related to the references, to sections and subsections of the 11 Code repealed by this division of this Act effective July 1, 12 2016. 13 EXPLANATION 14 This bill relates to programs and activities under the 15 purview of the department of education, the state board 16 of education, the college student aid commission, school 17 districts, and accredited nonpublic schools. The bill makes 18 appropriations and provides for establishment and retention 19 of certain fees and includes transition and effective date 20 provisions. 21 DIVISION I —— IOWA ONLINE LEARNING INITIATIVE —— FEES 22 AND APPROPRIATIONS. The bill directs the department of 23 education to establish fees payable by school districts and 24 accredited nonpublic schools participating in the Iowa learning 25 online initiative established by Code section 256.42. The 26 bill provides that fees collected pursuant to the bill are 27 appropriated to the department to be used only for the purpose 28 of administering the initiative and cannot exceed the budgeted 29 cost of administering the initiative to the extent not covered 30 by other moneys appropriated in the bill. The bill specifies 31 that providing professional development necessary to prepare 32 teachers to participate in the initiative is to be considered 33 such a cost. The bill provides that unused fees do not revert 34 but remain available in subsequent fiscal years to expand 35 -44- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 44/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ coursework offered under the initiative. 1 The bill appropriates $1,500,000 per year from the state 2 general fund for fiscal years 2013-2014, 2014-2015, and 3 2015-2016, to the department to be used for administering the 4 Iowa online learning initiative and for not more than three 5 full-time equivalent positions. 6 DIVISION II —— TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT OF TEACHERS. The bill 7 directs the department of education to develop and implement 8 a teach Iowa marketing and public outreach initiative by 9 January 1, 2014, and appropriates $3 million from the general 10 fund of the state to the department for each of FY 2013-2014 11 and FY 2014-2015 for teach Iowa marketing, a public outreach 12 initiative, and a student teacher pilot project. 13 The bill provides five goals for the initiative: to motivate 14 high performing students to enter teacher preparation programs 15 and to enter the teaching profession in Iowa; to motivate 16 teacher candidates, especially those in science, technology, 17 engineering, and mathematics fields, to enter teacher 18 preparation programs and to enter the teaching profession in 19 Iowa; to recruit high-caliber teacher candidates to pursue 20 teaching careers in Iowa; to encourage teacher candidates to 21 pursue teaching careers in rural Iowa; and to inform the public 22 of the value of the teaching profession and of the importance 23 of Iowa’s education system to the future of Iowa. 24 The bill directs the department of education to establish 25 an online state education job posting system. The system 26 is to be designed and implemented for the online posting of 27 education-related job openings. The system must be accessible 28 via the department’s internet site and must include a mechanism 29 for the electronic submission of job openings for posting on 30 the system. 31 The bill requires school districts, charter schools, and 32 area education agencies to submit all of their job openings to 33 the department of education for posting on the system. The 34 bill requires the department to post all of its job openings 35 -45- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 45/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ on the system. The bill provides that accredited nonpublic 1 schools may, but are not required to, submit job openings to 2 the department for posting on the system. 3 The establishment of the online state education job posting 4 system is not to be construed to prohibit any employer from 5 advertising job openings and recruiting employees independently 6 of the system, to prohibit any employer from using another 7 method of advertising job openings or another applicant 8 tracking system in addition to the system, or to provide the 9 department of education with any regulatory authority in the 10 hiring process or hiring decisions of any employer other than 11 the department itself. 12 The bill establishes a teach Iowa scholar program within the 13 department of education to provide teach Iowa scholar grants 14 to selected high-caliber teachers. The department is required 15 to administer the program in collaboration with the college 16 student aid commission. 17 The bill directs the department to establish eligibility 18 criteria for teach Iowa scholar grants that at a minimum 19 requires that an applicant must have been in the top 25 percent 20 academically of students entering a state-approved teacher 21 preparation program, or have earned other comparable academic 22 credentials; and be preparing to teach in fields including but 23 not limited to science, technology, engineering, mathematics, 24 or a hard-to-staff subject as identified annually by the 25 department. 26 A selected applicant who has successfully completed an 27 approved practitioner preparation program is eligible for a 28 teach Iowa scholar grant for each year of full-time employment 29 completed in Iowa as a teacher for a school district, charter 30 school, area education agency, or accredited nonpublic school. 31 The bill provides that a teach Iowa scholar grant cannot exceed 32 $4,000 per year per recipient, and cannot exceed $20,000 total 33 per recipient over a five-year period. 34 The bill directs the state board of education to adopt rules 35 -46- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 46/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ for the teach Iowa scholar program in collaboration with the 1 college student aid commission. The rules are to include a 2 process for the department of education to determine which 3 eligible applicants will receive teach Iowa scholar grants. 4 The bill establishes a teach Iowa scholar fund in the state 5 treasury to be administered by the department of education 6 and to consist of moneys appropriated by the general assembly 7 and any other moneys received by the department for deposit 8 in the fund. The bill appropriates moneys in the fund to the 9 department for the program. 10 The bill directs the department of education to establish 11 a teach Iowa student teaching pilot project subject to an 12 appropriation of sufficient funds by the general assembly. 13 The department is required to establish the pilot project in 14 collaboration with two institutions of higher education which 15 offer state-approved teacher preparation programs. The two 16 institutions must include one regents institution and one 17 accredited private institution. 18 The pilot project will provide students in teacher 19 preparation programs with a one-year student teaching 20 experience. A participating institution of higher education 21 must work with school districts to place groups of students 22 in a student teaching experience for an entire academic 23 year, taking geographic diversity into consideration in the 24 selection of school districts. A participating institution 25 of higher education must also supervise the student teachers 26 in the classroom and provide the students with weekly on-site 27 instruction in pedagogy. 28 The bill repeals the teacher shortage loan forgiveness 29 program as of July 1, 2014. Unobligated and unencumbered 30 moneys in the teacher shortage loan forgiveness repayment 31 fund revert to the state general fund on July 1, 2014. Any 32 remaining obligations of the teacher shortage loan forgiveness 33 program continuing on or after July 1, 2014, will be met with 34 moneys in the teach Iowa scholar fund established by the bill. 35 -47- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 47/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ DIVISION III —— ASSESSMENTS —— IOWA PROMISE DIPLOMA 1 SEAL PROGRAM. The bill relates to student achievement, 2 including the administration of assessments to measure student 3 achievement and the establishment and implementation of the 4 Iowa promise diploma seal program for qualifying graduating 5 high school students. The bill appropriates $4 million from 6 the general fund of the state to the department of education 7 for each of the next two fiscal years, FY 2013-2014 and FY 8 2014-2015, to pay for the costs of developing and implementing 9 the Iowa promise diploma seal program and to pay the cost of 10 providing Iowa’s students with college entrance examinations 11 or other college and career readiness and universal constructs 12 assessments. 13 Under current law, the state board of education is required 14 to specify by rule that the district-wide assessment of student 15 progress that school districts must administer shall be the 16 assessment utilized by school districts statewide in the school 17 year beginning July 1, 2011. The bill amends the provision 18 that the requirement may be met using a successor assessment 19 administered by the same assessment provider. 20 The bill establishes an Iowa promise diploma seal program 21 within the department of education. The program must be 22 designed by the director of the department to define college- 23 and career-ready performance expectations that are aligned to 24 national and international college- and career-ready standards; 25 compel stronger alignment of curriculum, instruction, and 26 assessment with the knowledge, skills, and abilities most 27 predictive of student success in secondary and postsecondary 28 education programs, and in careers; identify high school 29 graduates who demonstrate specific competencies aligned with 30 college and career readiness; validate that students have met 31 specific expectations and demonstrated essential competencies 32 or skills identified by the department as important across 33 a range of education and career opportunities; recognize 34 students by awarding a diploma seal associated with specific 35 -48- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 48/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ subjects or areas of accomplishment; encourage participating 1 Iowa colleges and universities to grant automatic admission to 2 students awarded a seal or to exempt students awarded a seal 3 from additional placement or readiness testing, although the 4 diploma seal shall not replace the institutions’ admissions 5 requirements; and encourage business and industry to establish 6 hiring preferences to students awarded a seal. 7 The bill also creates within the department an Iowa promise 8 diploma seal program council to regularly advise and make 9 recommendations to the director of the department of education 10 and the state board on the operation of the program. The 11 governor is charged with appointing the council’s members. 12 The council shall submit its findings and recommendations 13 periodically and at least annually in a report to the governor, 14 the director, and the state board. The council is responsible 15 for recommending specific academic or skill areas for which 16 an Iowa promise diploma seal may be awarded; standards that 17 reflect the high quality of work a student must complete; 18 specific requirements and criteria for awarding a seal; 19 adjustments to types or categories of seals available for 20 award; a tiered implementation schedule that begins July 1, 21 2014, and results in full implementation of the program by 22 July 1, 2017; and strategies to encourage Iowa colleges and 23 universities to automatically admit or to exempt a student 24 who was awarded a seal from additional placement or readiness 25 testing and to encourage participating Iowa businesses and 26 industries to establish hiring preferences to an applicant who 27 was awarded a seal. 28 The council shall be comprised of at least 20 voting 29 members representing the secondary education community; the 30 postsecondary education community; small, medium, or large 31 business employers; local government; state government; and 32 economic development entities. Members shall be appointed 33 to reflect a balance between educators and noneducators. In 34 selecting individuals for appointment to the council, the 35 -49- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 49/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ governor must seek nominations from a number of business, 1 industry, and educational associations, alliances, and 2 councils; postsecondary institutions; and certain state 3 agencies. 4 Four members of the general assembly shall serve as ex 5 officio, nonvoting members of the council, and are eligible for 6 per diem and expenses. 7 The state board shall adopt, and may amend, standards, 8 requirements, and criteria for awarding an Iowa promise diploma 9 seal, which shall be made available to school districts and 10 participating accredited nonpublic schools not later than 11 July 1, 2014; and shall, by that date, adopt rules for the 12 administration of the program, including rules establishing 13 the minimum components of the program that are part of the 14 educational standards for grades 9 through 12. 15 Beginning July 1, 2014, school boards must implement the 16 program as part of the district’s high school graduation 17 requirements and make the seals available to graduating high 18 school students who qualify under rules adopted by the state 19 board. Accredited nonpublic schools may participate in the 20 program and offer students the opportunity to participate. 21 DIVISION IV —— TEACHER AND ADMINISTRATOR DEVELOPMENT 22 SYSTEM. The bill provides for changes relating to the 23 Iowa teaching standards and the Iowa standards for school 24 administrators, for the establishment of statewide systems 25 of evaluation for teachers and administrators and for 26 performance review requirements for teachers, and establishes 27 a council on educator development charged with reviewing 28 the current teacher and administrator evaluation systems 29 and current performance review requirements, and to make 30 recommendations to the director regarding improvement to the 31 evaluation and performance review requirements for teachers and 32 administrators, as appropriate. The bill appropriates $500,000 33 from the general fund of the state to the department of 34 education for FY 2013-2014, and $3.5 million for FY 2014-2015 35 -50- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 50/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ for developing and implementing an Iowa educator development 1 system and for the council. 2 EVALUATION AND PERFORMANCE REVIEW. The bill directs 3 the state board of education to adopt rules establishing 4 a statewide system of evaluation and performance review 5 requirements for teachers and a statewide system of evaluation 6 requirements for administrators. The statewide systems of 7 evaluation and performance for teachers and the statewide 8 system of evaluation for administrators shall align with 9 Iowa teaching standards or the Iowa standards for school 10 administrators, as appropriate, and shall use clear and concise 11 evaluation and performance review criteria and descriptors; 12 provide for a fair and balanced use of student outcome 13 measures; include a tiered evaluation or performance review 14 system that differentiates at least three levels of teacher 15 performance; and be applicable to all teachers and school 16 administrators, as appropriate, in a charter school, school 17 district, or area education agency (AEA). 18 DIRECTOR’S DUTIES. Current law directs the director of the 19 department of education to develop Iowa standards for school 20 administrators, which the bill amends to charge the director 21 with also reviewing and revising the standards as necessary. 22 The bill also charges the director with developing, for 23 implementation by July 1, 2015, Iowa teaching standards and 24 Iowa standards for school administrators designed specifically 25 for purposes of Code chapters 279, 284, and 284A. The 26 standards must be based on significant input from Iowa 27 educators and must align with nationally accepted teaching and 28 administrator standards. The director shall review and may 29 revise the standards as necessary. The bill provides for the 30 repeal of the current Iowa teaching standards effective July 31 1, 2015. 32 The director is also charged with reviewing and, where 33 necessary, revising the standards and requirements for the 34 evaluator training program that is established in Code section 35 -51- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 51/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ 284.10; developing and implementing a coaching and support 1 system for teachers aligned with the Iowa teacher career 2 paths, leadership roles, and compensation framework proposed 3 by the department; and with developing and implementing a 4 coaching and support system for administrators aligned with the 5 beginning administrator mentoring and induction program that is 6 established in Code section 284A.5. 7 SCHOOL BOARD RESPONSIBILITIES. School boards are directed 8 to establish written evaluation criteria and to implement 9 annually evaluation procedures that are consistent with the 10 statewide system of evaluation for teachers and administrators 11 and with the performance review requirements for administrators 12 established by the state board, and with the requirements 13 established under the student achievement and teacher quality 14 program or the administrator quality program, as appropriate. 15 The bill provides for the repeal, effective July 1, 2015, 16 of the current Iowa teaching standards established in Code 17 section 284.3, subsection 1, and for repeal on that same date 18 of language in Code section 284A.3 that requires school boards 19 to provide for evaluations for administrators under individual 20 professional development plans and which authorizes school 21 boards to establish additional administrator standards and 22 related criteria. 23 COUNCIL ON EDUCATOR DEVELOPMENT. The director is required 24 to convene a council on educator development. The council must 25 make recommendations to the director concerning development 26 of a holistic vision of teacher and administrator development 27 and dissemination of this vision to schools, school districts, 28 and AEAs; methods designed to foster a culture of continuous 29 learning and improvement within schools, school districts, and 30 AEAs with differentiated supports for educators; Iowa teaching 31 standards and the Iowa standards for school administrators; 32 performance review criteria for teachers and evaluation 33 criteria for teachers and administrators; a method for 34 establishing a fair and balanced use of student outcome 35 -52- LSB 1485XL (9) 85 kh/rj 52/ 64
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ measures; and a means to differentiate levels of teacher 1 performance. 2 The council shall be comprised of at least 17 voting 3 members appointed by the director: Eight members representing 4 education stakeholders, four of whom shall be practitioners 5 knowledgeable about the Iowa core curriculum, and four of 6 whom shall be knowledgeable about current education research 7 and practice in educator quality; one member representing the 8 department of education and who will serve as chairperson of 9