Introduced Senate Bill (S)

DIGEST

Education matters. Requires, before April 1, 2018, the department of education to develop, and the state board of education to approve, a method for measuring individualized student growth throughout the school year using a benchmark assessment to be used to evaluate a certificated employee as part of the school corporation's staff performance evaluation plan. Requires that a school corporation's staff performance evaluation plan must be based upon, in part, student growth during the school year. Provides that a school employer shall submit a copy of the affidavit submitted by the exclusive representative indicating the number of teachers who are members Education matters. Requires, before April 1, 2018, the department of education to develop, and the state board of education to approve, a method for measuring individualized student growth throughout the school year using a benchmark assessment to be used to evaluate a certificated employee as part of the school corporation's staff performance evaluation plan. Requires that a school corporation's staff performance evaluation plan must be based upon, in part, student growth during the school year. Provides that a school employer shall submit a copy of the affidavit submitted by the exclusive representative indicating the number of teachers who are members of the exclusive representative to the Indiana education employment relations board (board). Requires the board to post a copy of the affidavit on the board's Internet web site. Requires the board to post on its Internet web site training modules, videos, or other instructional material informing school employees of their rights to select an exclusive representative. Provides that each school year in which school employee participation in a school employee organization currently serving as the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit does not represent a majority of the school employees within the unit, the board shall notify the school employees of the bargaining unit of their right to: (1) representation; and (2) the ability to change their exclusive representative. Urges the legislative council to establish the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) education innovation interim study committee. ... View more