SB 13 Requires the Joint Committee on Education to oversee a task force on teacher compensation and effectiveness
Sponsor: Pearce
LR Number: 0316S.05P Fiscal Note: 0316-05P.ORG
Committee: Education
Last Action: 4/13/2011 - Hearing Conducted H Elementary and Secondary Education Committee Journal Page:
Title: SS SCS SB 13 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2011

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SS/SCS/SB 13 - This act requires the Joint Committee on Education to oversee a task force on teacher compensation and effectiveness during the legislative interim between the first and second regular sessions of the ninety-sixth General Assembly. The task force membership will consist of the following: two senators who serve on the joint committee, one appointed by the President Pro Tem of the Senate and one appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate; two representatives who serve on the joint committee, one appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and one appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives; the commissioner of education or her designee; three active teachers, appointed by the President Pro Tem; one public school administrator, appointed by the President Pro Tem; an active school board member, appointed by the President Pro Tem; the dean or chief administrator of a state-approved baccalaureate-level teacher preparation program, appointed by the President Pro Tem; an academic researcher with expertise in education policy, appointed by the President Pro Tem; the executive director of the Public School Retirement System of Missouri, or his or her designee; and an expert in human resources or personnel policies from the private sector, appointed by the President Pro Tem.

The task force must consider options and make recommendations to the General Assembly in the following areas: educator evaluations, which must include and consider the academic growth of their students; opportunities for educators to improve their effectiveness; and the sharing of effective practices with other educators throughout the state.

The task force must submit a final report by December 31, 2011, to the General Assembly and the President of the State Board of Education.

MICHAEL RUFF