Senate Floor Amendments
Amendment 1 February 27, 2012 10:49 AM
Senator Howard A. Stephenson proposes the following amendments:
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19 Other Special Clauses:
This bill takes effect on July 1, 2012.
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33 (b) "Paraeducator" means a school employee who
delivers instruction under the direct
34 supervision of a teacher
(ii) meets the requirements under Subsection (3)
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39 success and assist the school in exiting Title 1 school improvement status.
(3) A paraeducator who is funded under this section shall have:
(a) earned a secondary school diploma or a recognized equivalent;
(b)(i) completed at least two years with a minimum of 48 semester hours at an accredited higher education institution;
(ii) obtained an associates or higher degree from an accredited higher education institution; or
(iii) satisfied a rigorous state or local assessment about the individual's knowledge of, and ability to assist in instructing student in reading, writing, and mathematics; and
(c) received large group-, small group-, and individual-level professional development that is intensive and focused and covers curriculum, instruction, assessment, classroom and behavior management, and teaming.
The State Board of Education shall distribute money appropriated for the program
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Funds appropriated under the program may not be used to supplant other money
43 used for paraeducators at eligible schools.
The State Board of Education shall submit an annual report to the Legislature's
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61 Paraeducators Program $500,000
Section 3. Effective date.
(1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), this bill takes effect on May 8, 2012.
(2) Uncodified Section 2, Appropriation, takes effect on July 1, 2012.
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