S.B. 101






Chief Sponsor: Aaron Osmond

House Sponsor: Francis D. Gibson

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill modifies provisions relating to human resource management policies
             11      applicable to public education employees.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    modifies the date when a school district is required to adopt an educator evaluation
             15      system in accordance with a State Board of Education framework; and
             16          .    modifies the date when a public education employee's advancement on a wage or
             17      salary scale is primarily based on an evaluation.
             18      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             19          None
             20      Other Special Clauses:
             21          None
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      AMENDS:
             24           53A-8a-409 , as enacted by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 425
             25           53A-8a-601 , as enacted by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 425
             27      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:

             28          Section 1. Section 53A-8a-409 is amended to read:
             29           53A-8a-409. State Board of Education to establish a framework for the
             30      evaluation of educators.
             31          The State Board of Education shall make rules:
             32          (1) establishing a framework for the evaluation of educators that is consistent with the
             33      requirements of Part 3, Employee Evaluations, and this part;
             34          (2) requiring a teacher's summative evaluation to be based on:
             35          (a) student learning growth or achievement, if measures of student learning growth are
             36      not available; and
             37          (b) standards of instructional quality; and
             38          (3) requiring each school district to fully implement an evaluation system for educators
             39      in accordance with the framework established by the State Board of Education no later than the
             40      [2014-15] 2015-16 school year.
             41          Section 2. Section 53A-8a-601 is amended to read:
             42           53A-8a-601. State Board of Education to make rules on performance
             43      compensation.
             44          (1) The State Board of Education shall make rules requiring a school district's
             45      employee compensation system to be aligned with the district's annual evaluation system.
             46          (2) Rules adopted under Subsection (1) shall:
             47          (a) establish a timeline for developing and implementing an employee compensation
             48      system that is aligned with an annual evaluation system; and
             49          (b) provide that beginning no later than the [2015-16] 2016-17 school year:
             50          (i) any advancement on an adopted wage or salary schedule shall be based primarily on
             51      an evaluation; and
             52          (ii) an employee may not advance on an adopted wage or salary schedule if the
             53      employee's rating on the most recent evaluation is at the lowest level of an evaluation
             54      instrument.

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