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Bills on the Move

By Andrew Keller - December 4, 2009

 

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Several new special session bills were introduced in the Assembly before the Thanksgiving holiday. A summary of each bill is provided below.

Human Resources

ABX5 5 (Nestande) Education: teacher credentialing.  
Introduced: 11/23/2009
Status: 11/23/2009-Introduced. To print.

Summary: This bill would authorize the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to approve an institution, including an institution of higher education, school district, county office of education, or community-based or non-educational institution to recommend the issuance of credentials to persons who have successfully completed a teacher education program of the institution if the program meets the standards approved by the commission.

 

ABX5 6 (Nestande) Teacher credentialing: county-issued eminence credential.  
Introduced: 11/23/2009
Status: 11/23/2009-Introduced. To print.

Summary: This bill would authorize a county board of education, upon the recommendation of a school district, to authorize a county superintendent of schools to issue an eminence credential to a person who has demonstrated subject matter competence through an examination, college degree, or work experience, and if the subject or service in which the person demonstrates eminence is one that the governing board wishes to have taught in the schools of the district.  The issuance of an eminence credential would be required to be based on a recommendation from the governing board of the school district, a statement of proposed employment, and a verification of the eminence qualifications of the individual.  The county board of education would be required to provide notice to the public of the individuals to whom it is considering issuing eminence credentials and would be authorized to charge the applicant a fee to recover costs incurred in processing an eminence credential application.

 

ABX5 7 (Nestande) Teachers.  
Introduced: 11/23/2009
Status: 11/23/2009-Introduced. To print.

Summary: This bill would authorize a school district to use data from the California Education Information System, including data from the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System, for purposes of evaluating the performance of a certificated employee and determining whether to require the employee to complete professional development activities as a result of the evaluation.

Editor's Note: Andrew Keller is the Legislative Assistant for Governmental Solutions Group, LLC, a policy consulting and legislative advocacy firm.