Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1136

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 20-6.1-5-2.5.

Synopsis: Teacher compensation. Provides a method to allow school corporations to count the number of course work credit hours and the graduate degrees attributable to individual teachers for purposes of providing teachers' salaries, compensation, and other benefits. Provides equivalent salary, compensation, and benefits for teachers who hold master's degrees and teachers who have 36 hours of credit in course work approved by the professional standards board for license renewal purposes.

Effective: July 1, 2000.





Thompson




    January 10, 2000, read first time and referred to Committee on Education.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 111th General Assembly (2000)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1136



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning education.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 20-6.1-5-2.5; (00)IN1136.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 20-6.1-5-2.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000]: Sec. 2.5. (a) For school corporations where teacher salaries, compensation, and other benefits are determined under a contract reached through collective bargaining under IC 20-7.5, this section applies to teacher salaries, compensation, and other benefits under collective bargaining contracts that are executed and take effect after July 1, 2000.
    (b) For purposes of determining teachers' salaries, compensation, and other benefits, a school corporation:
        (1) shall count in the number of hours of credit attributable to an individual teacher
all hours of credit beyond an undergraduate degree that the teacher earns in courses that the board approves as suitable courses for license renewal purposes;
        (2) may elect to count in the number of hours of credit attributable to an individual teacher any hours of credit

beyond an undergraduate degree that the teacher earns in courses that are not approved by the board as suitable courses for license renewal purposes;
        (3) shall recognize a graduate degree that a teacher earns if the board approves the graduate degree as a suitable graduate degree for license renewal purposes;
        (4) may elect to recognize a graduate degree that a teacher earns if the graduate degree is not approved by the board as a suitable graduate degree for license renewal purposes;
        (5) shall recognize as equivalent:
            (A) a teacher who earns a master's degree; and
            (B) a teacher who earns thirty-six (36) hours of credit beyond an undergraduate degree with courses that the board approves as suitable courses for license renewal purposes;
        (6) may elect to recognize as equivalent:
            (A) a teacher who earns a master's degree; and
            (B) a teacher who earns thirty-six (36) hours of credit beyond an undergraduate degree with courses that are not approved by the board as suitable courses for license renewal purposes;
        (7) shall count in the number of hours of credit attributable to an individual teacher all hours of credit beyond:
            (A) a master's degree; or
            (B) thirty-six (36) hours of credit beyond an undergraduate degree;
        in courses that the board approves as suitable courses for license renewal purposes; and
        (8) may elect to count in the number of hours of credit attributable to an individual teacher any hours of credit beyond:
            (A) a master's degree; or
            (B) thirty-six (36) hours of credit beyond an undergraduate degree;
        in courses that are not approved by the board as suitable courses for license renewal purposes.