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A127, R55, S702
Sponsors: Education Committee
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Introduced in the Senate on April 24, 2007
Introduced in the House on May 1, 2007
Passed by the General Assembly on May 16, 2007
Governor's Action: May 22, 2007, Signed
Summary: Teacher contracts
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4/24/2007 Senate Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference SJ-4 4/25/2007 Scrivener's error corrected 4/25/2007 Senate Read second time SJ-35 4/26/2007 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-17 5/1/2007 House Introduced and read first time HJ-8 5/1/2007 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works HJ-9 5/2/2007 House Recalled from Committee on Education and Public Works HJ-37 5/8/2007 House Debate adjourned until Wednesday, May 9, 2007 HJ-48 5/9/2007 House Debate adjourned until Tuesday, May 15, 2007 HJ-27 5/15/2007 House Read second time HJ-23 5/16/2007 House Read third time and enrolled HJ-20 5/17/2007 Ratified R 55 5/22/2007 Signed By Governor 5/30/2007 Copies available 5/30/2007 Effective date 05/22/07 7/30/2007 Act No. 127
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(A127, R55, S702)
A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT FOR THE PURPOSE OF TEACHER CONTRACTS NEGOTIATED FOR THE 2007-2008 SCHOOL YEAR, DATES FOR COMPLETING CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS ARE EXTENDED FOR ONE YEAR.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Completion dates for certain requirements extended
SECTION 1. (A) For the purpose of teacher contracts negotiated for the 2007-2008 school year, the following applies:
Teachers who hold a professional certificate and who have three or more years of experience teaching in middle grades within the past five years on or before July 1, 2009, will be awarded middle level certification in each subject area in which he or she has three or more years of successful experience according to the guidelines for Middle Grades Teacher Education and Certification, adopted by the State Board of Education.
Prior to October 1, 2007, teachers who meet the experience requirement and are adding middle level certification will be exempt from the coursework, subject area exams, and the Principles of Learning and Teaching (middle level test) required for add-on certification in specific middle level areas.
Between October 1, 2007, and July 1, 2009, teachers who meet the experience requirement and are adding middle level certification must pass the applicable subject area exam or exams and the Principles of Teaching and Learning test required by the State Board of Education in order to add subject-specific middle level certification.
Teachers who have a teaching certificate but do not meet the three-year teaching requirement by July 1, 2009, must complete all coursework and examinations required for add-on certification in middle level areas.
(B) The State Board of Education and the Department of Education shall collaborate with school district administrators to review the certification requirements and submit regulation amendments to the General Assembly by January 8, 2008.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 17th day of May, 2007.
Approved the 22nd day of May, 2007.
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