Introduced Senate Bill (S)

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Teacher shortage. Establishes a beginning teacher residency program. Provides that the department of education may not add additional requirements to obtain a teacher's license for an individual who is a graduate of an accredited teacher training program located outside of Indiana or for a teacher who holds a teaching license issued by another jurisdiction if the individual or teacher otherwise meets the requirements for a license or is a national board certified teacher. Provides that a teacher who teaches or is licensed to teach: (1) in the areas of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics; or (2) special education; may voluntarily Teacher shortage. Establishes a beginning teacher residency program. Provides that the department of education may not add additional requirements to obtain a teacher's license for an individual who is a graduate of an accredited teacher training program located outside of Indiana or for a teacher who holds a teaching license issued by another jurisdiction if the individual or teacher otherwise meets the requirements for a license or is a national board certified teacher. Provides that a teacher who teaches or is licensed to teach: (1) in the areas of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics; or (2) special education; may voluntarily enter into an employment contract with a school corporation that contains terms that differ from the terms set forth in the collective bargaining agreement. Provides that it is not an unfair labor practice for a school corporation to enter into a voluntary employment contract. Requires a school corporation to provide the exclusive representative with the amount of salary, wages, and wage related fringe benefits for voluntary employment contracts before collective bargaining begins. Provides that a school corporation must post the salary, wages, and wage related fringe benefits of a voluntary employment contract on the school corporation's Internet web site. ... View more