EXPLANATION: Clarifies language pertaining to districts providing salary increases
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 1,
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, page 340, after line 29, by adding an
appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/ (SDE: District Salary Increases) For Fiscal Year 2012-13 all school districts of the state, to the extent possible are directed to provide salary increases to school level staff and administration, not paid on the statewide teacher salary schedule, of up to two percent. Increases to district level administration may be done at the discretion of the local school board.
If a school district believes it will be unable to provide all or a portion of the two percent teacher salary increases in Fiscal Year 2012-2013 without incurring a deficit, it may apply to the State Board of Education for a waiver from the requirements of this section relating to these increases for all or that portion of the increases it is unable to provide.
Upon approval of the waiver requirement by the state board, the district is exempt from providing those increases for Fiscal Year 2012-2013. The state board shall report to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee by September 1, 2012, regarding those districts which requested a waiver and the waivers that were granted to particular districts.
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend totals and titles to conform.