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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Teacher evaluations and licensing. Eliminates the advisory board of the division of professional standards of the department of education. Provides that not more than 50% of the teachers in a charter school are not required to be licensed as teachers, or be in the process of obtaining a license (unless the state board of education waives the limitation). Requires the department of education to revoke the license of a licensed school employee if the employee is convicted in another state or under federal statutes of an offense that is comparable to the felonies for which the employee's license would be revoked if committed in Indiana. Establishes an annual staff performance evaluation that categorizes teachers as highly effective, effective, improvement necessary, or ineffective. Specifies that a teacher rated ineffective or improvement necessary may not receive a raise or increment for the following year. Repeals references to the advisory board and the existing staff performance evaluation provisions, and makes corresponding changes to related sections.