SB 234 Allows school districts to offer incentives or salary schedule modifications under certain circumstances
Sponsor: Cunningham
LR Number: 0542S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Education
Last Action: 1/27/2009 - Second Read and Referred S Education Committee Journal Page: S192
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2009

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SB 234 – School boards may modify teacher salary schedules based on teachers' experience and credentials, not solely limited to years of teaching experience and academic credentials. The salary schedule must be applied equitably to all teachers who are similarly qualified. A salary schedule may also include other qualifications, including classroom performance, provided the schedule applies equitably to all teachers of similar qualifications. (Section 168.110)

School districts may provide hiring incentives or salary schedule modifications as described in the act to attract and retain teachers based upon need for teachers in demonstrated shortage areas. School districts may also provide hiring incentives or salary schedule modifications to attract and retain teachers who have experience or credentials that are well-suited to a district's need for academic improvement. Teachers may be required to teach in the district for a period of up to three years. School districts will have decision-making authority on whether to provide such incentives or modifications. (Section 168.126)

This act is similar to HB 2181 (2008).