View Amendment Current Amendment: 2 to Bill 3590

Senator MARTIN proposed the following amendment (3590R001.KMM.SRM):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking SECTION 1(A) and inserting:

/ SECTION1. (A) The Department of Education is directed to establish a pilot program by May 1, 2023 that will permit a school that has received an overall rating of " Below Average" or "Unsatisfactory" on its annual report card for at least two consecutive years, or is located in a critical geographic area as defined in Section 59-26-20(j), to hire noncertified teachers in a ratio of up to ten percent of its entire teaching staff. In order to effect the establishment of the pilot program, the State Board of Education, through the Department of Education, shall approve guidelines that at a minimum shall include the following:

(1) a noncertified teacher must possess a baccalaureate or graduate degree in the subject he is hired to teach and must have at least five years of relevant workplace experience;

(2) procedures must be provided for noncertified teachers to participate in the evaluation process pursuant to Section 59-26-30(B)(4) and (5); and

(3) training must be required to ensure that noncertified teachers are prepared to enter the classroom. /