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8 LONG TITLE
9 Committee Note:
10 The Education Interim Committee recommended this bill.
11 General Description:
12 This bill creates the Performance Incentives for Teachers Task Force.
13 Highlighted Provisions:
14 This bill:
15 . establishes the membership of the task force and provides for compensation of
16 legislative members;
17 . outlines the duties of the task force;
18 . provides for staffing of the task force; and
19 . requires the task force to give a final report to the Education Interim Committee.
20 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
21 This bill appropriates:
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23 Other Special Clauses:
24 This bill is repealed on November 30, 2008.
26 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
27 Section 1. Performance Incentives for Teachers Task Force -- Creation --
28 Membership -- Quorum -- Compensation -- Staff.
29 (1) There is created the Performance Incentives for Teachers Task Force consisting of
30 the following H. [
31 (a) five members of the Senate appointed by the president of the Senate, no more than
32 three of whom may be from the same political party;
33 (b) H. [
33a speaker of the
34 House of Representatives, no more than H. [
34a political party;
35 (c) the governor or the governor's designee;
36 (d) two members from the State Board of Education, appointed by the president of the
37 Senate and speaker of the House of Representatives, in consultation with the State Board of
39 (e) two local board of education members, one from an urban school district and one
40 from a rural school district, appointed by the president of the Senate and speaker of the House
41 of Representatives, in consultation with the Utah School Boards Association; and
42 (f) two teachers appointed by the president of the Senate and speaker of the House of
43 Representatives from nominations submitted by school district superintendents and charter
44 school chief administrative officers.
45 (2) (a) The president of the Senate shall designate a member of the Senate appointed
46 under Subsection (1)(a) as cochair of the task force.
47 (b) The speaker of the House of Representatives shall designate a member of the House
48 of Representatives appointed under Subsection (1)(b) as a cochair of the task force.
49 (3) (a) A majority of the members of the task force constitute a quorum.
50 (b) The action of a majority of a quorum constitutes the action of the task force.
51 (4) (a) Salaries and expenses of the members of the task force who are legislators shall
52 be paid in accordance with Section 36-2-2 and Legislative Joint Rules, Title 5, Chapter 3,
53 Expenses and Mileage Reimbursement for Authorized Legislative Meetings, Special Sessions,
54 and Veto Override Sessions.
55 (b) A member of the task force who is not a legislator may not receive compensation
56 for the member's work associated with the task force, but may receive per diem and
57 reimbursement for travel expenses incurred as a member of the task force at the rates
58 established by the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
59 (5) The Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel shall provide staff support
60 to the task force.
61 Section 2. Duties -- Meetings -- Report.
62 (1) The task force shall study and make recommendations H. [
62a of a goal-driven compensation system, including .H how performance
63 incentives may be implemented to motivate teachers in improving performance and student
65 (2) In conducting the study, the task force shall:
66 (a) identify assessments of teacher performance that are valid, reliable, and objective;
67 (b) (i) evaluate to what extent existing data and data systems may be used to measure
68 learning gains of a teacher's students; and
69 (ii) determine what modifications of data or data systems are needed to effectively
70 measure learning gains of a teacher's students;
71 (c) identify assessments of teacher performance for teachers that teach subjects not
72 tested by U-PASS (Utah Performance Assessment System for Students);
73 (d) consider the appropriateness of compensation based on individual, team, or
74 school-based performance, or a combination of those, and to what extent school districts or
75 schools should have flexibility in determining whether awards are based on individual, team, or
76 school-based performance, or a combination of those;
77 (e) consider how to transition from existing teacher compensation systems to systems
78 in which a portion of compensation is based on performance; and
79 (f) consider what should be an appropriate range for the amount of a
80 performance-based award or what portion of total compensation should be based on
82 (3) The task force shall submit a final report to the Education Interim Committee
83 before November 30, 2008.
84 Section 3. Appropriation.
85 There is appropriated from the General Fund for fiscal year 2007-08, a one-time
86 appropriation of:
87 (1) $15,225 to the Senate to pay for compensation and expenses of senators on the task
88 force; and
89 (2) H. [
89a and expenses
90 of representatives on the task force.
91 Section 4. Repeal date.
92 This bill is repealed on November 30, 2008.
Legislative Review Note
as of 11-16-07 9:48 AM