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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill establishes an appeal process for the Teacher Salary Supplement Program.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . requires the Department of Human Resource Management to establish and
13 administer an appeal process for a teacher who applies and does not receive the
14 Teacher Salary Supplement;
15 . requires a teacher to provide documentation to the department to substantiate an
17 . requires the State Board of Education to provide certain information; and
18 . makes technical changes.
19 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
21 Other Special Clauses:
23 Utah Code Sections Affected:
25 53A-17a-156, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 397
27 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
28 Section 1. Section 53A-17a-156 is amended to read:
29 53A-17a-156. Teacher Salary Supplement Program -- Appeal process.
30 (1) As used in this section:
31 (a) "Department" means the Department of Human Resource Management, established
32 in Section 67-19-5 .
34 (i) has an assignment to teach:
35 (A) a secondary school level mathematics course;
36 (B) integrated science in grade [
37 (C) chemistry; or
38 (D) physics;
39 (ii) holds the appropriate endorsement for the assigned course;
40 (iii) has qualifying educational background; and
41 (iv) (A) is a new employee; or
42 (B) received a satisfactory rating or above on the teacher's most recent evaluation.
44 (i) for a teacher who is assigned a secondary school level mathematics course[
45 (A) a bachelor's degree major, master's degree, or doctoral degree in mathematics;
47 (B) a bachelor's degree major, master's degree, or doctoral degree that has course
48 requirements that are substantially equivalent to the course requirements for a bachelor's degree
49 major, master's degree, or doctoral degree in mathematics; and
50 (ii) for a teacher who is assigned a grade [
51 course, chemistry course, or physics course, a bachelor's degree major, master's degree, or
52 doctoral degree in:
58 (F) a bachelor's degree major, master's degree, or doctoral degree that has course
59 requirements that are substantially equivalent to the course requirements of those required for a
60 degree listed in Subsections (1)(c)(ii)(A) through (E).
61 (2) (a) Subject to future budget constraints, the Legislature shall annually appropriate
62 money to the Teacher Salary Supplement Restricted Account established in Section
63 53A-17a-157 to fund the Teacher Salary Supplement Program.
64 (b) Money appropriated for the Teacher Salary Supplement Program shall include
65 money for the following employer-paid benefits:
66 (i) retirement;
67 (ii) workers' compensation;
68 (iii) Social Security; and
69 (iv) Medicare.
70 (3) (a) Beginning in fiscal year 2008-09, the annual salary supplement is $4,100 for an
71 eligible teacher who:
72 (i) is assigned full time to teach one or more courses listed in Subsections
74 (ii) meets the requirements of Subsections (1)[
76 (b) An eligible teacher who has a part-time assignment to teach one or more courses
77 listed in Subsections (1)[
78 based on the number of hours worked in a course assignment that meets the requirements of
79 Subsections (1)[
80 (4) The department [
81 (a) create an online application system for a teacher to apply to receive a salary
82 supplement through the Teacher Salary Supplement Program;
83 (b) determine if a teacher:
84 (i) is an eligible teacher; and
85 (ii) has a course assignment as listed in Subsections (1)[
86 (c) verify, as needed, the determinations made under Subsection (4)(b) with school
87 district and school administrators; and
88 (d) certify a list of eligible teachers and the amount of their salary supplement, sorted
89 by school district and charter school, to the Division of Finance.
90 (5) (a) An eligible teacher shall apply with the department [
92 authorized in this section.
93 (b) An eligible teacher may apply with the department [
95 receive a salary supplement after the completion of:
96 (i) the school year as an annual award; or
97 (ii) a semester or trimester as a partial award based on the portion of the school year
98 that has been completed.
99 (6) (a) The department shall establish and administer an appeal process for a teacher to
100 follow if the teacher applies for the salary supplement and is not certified under Subsection
102 (b) (i) The appeal process established in Subsection (6)(a) shall allow a teacher to
103 appeal on the basis that the teacher has a degree or degree major with course requirements that
104 are substantially equivalent to the course requirements for a degree listed in Subsection
105 (1)(c)(i)(A) or Subsections (1)(c)(ii)(A) through (E).
106 (ii) A teacher shall provide transcripts and other documentation to the department in
107 order for the department to determine if the teacher has a degree or degree major with course
108 requirements that are substantially equivalent to the course requirements for a degree listed in
109 Subsection (1)(c)(i)(A) or Subsections (1)(c)(ii)(A) through (E).
111 Supplement Restricted Account to school districts and charter schools for the Teacher Salary
112 Supplement Program in accordance with the provisions of this section.
113 (b) The department [
114 benefits described under Subsection (2)(b) in the amount of each salary supplement certified to
115 the Division of Finance.
116 (c) The employer-paid benefits described under Subsection (2)(b) are an addition to the
117 salary supplement limits described under Subsection (3).
119 shall be used by a school district or charter school to provide a salary supplement equal to the
120 amount specified for each eligible teacher.
121 (b) The salary supplement is part of the teacher's base pay, subject to the teacher's
122 qualification as an eligible teacher every year, semester, or trimester.
125 (a) providing or verifying teacher data, as requested; [
126 (b) making information technology resources available[
127 (c) providing course descriptions, degree requirements, and other information
128 requested by the department in order for the department to determine if a teacher has a degree
129 or degree major with course requirements that are substantially equivalent to the course
130 requirements for a degree listed in Subsection (1)(c)(i)(A) or Subsections (1)(c)(ii)(A) through
131 (E), as part of the appeal process described in Subsection (6).
133 program is insufficient to cover the costs associated with salary supplements, the department
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