House File 215 - Reprinted HOUSE FILE 215 BY COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION (SUCCESSOR TO HSB 4) (As Amended and Passed by the House February 19, 2013 ) A BILL FOR An Act relating to and providing for education reform involving 1 student, teacher, and administrator programs and activities 2 under the purview of the department of education, the state 3 board of education, the college student aid commission, 4 school districts, and accredited nonpublic schools; 5 providing for independent private instruction for students; 6 providing for private instruction for students; concerning 7 driver education by a teaching parent; making appropriations 8 and providing for the establishment and retention of 9 certain fees; and including transition and effective date 10 provisions. 11 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 12 HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md
H.F. 215 DIVISION I 1 STATE SCHOOL FOUNDATION PROGRAM 2 Section 1. Section 257.2, subsection 9, Code 2013, is 3 amended by adding the following new paragraph: 4 NEW PARAGRAPH . d. Property tax replacement payments 5 received under section 257.16B. 6 Sec. 2. Section 257.4, subsection 1, paragraph a, Code 2013, 7 is amended by adding the following new subparagraph: 8 NEW SUBPARAGRAPH . (9) The amount of the school district 9 property tax replacement payment received by the school 10 district under section 257.16B. 11 Sec. 3. Section 257.4, subsection 1, paragraph b, Code 2013, 12 is amended to read as follows: 13 b. For the budget year beginning July 1, 2008, and 14 succeeding budget years, the department of management shall 15 annually determine an adjusted additional property tax levy and 16 a statewide maximum adjusted additional property tax levy rate, 17 not to exceed the statewide average additional property tax 18 levy rate, calculated by dividing the total adjusted additional 19 property tax levy dollars statewide by the statewide total 20 net taxable valuation. For purposes of this paragraph, the 21 adjusted additional property tax levy shall be that portion of 22 the additional property tax levy corresponding to the state 23 cost per pupil multiplied by a school district’s weighted 24 enrollment, and then multiplied by one hundred percent less 25 the regular program foundation base per pupil percentage 26 pursuant to section 257.1 , and then reduced by the amount of 27 property tax replacement received under section 257.16B . The 28 district shall receive adjusted additional property tax levy 29 aid in an amount equal to the difference between the adjusted 30 additional property tax levy rate and the statewide maximum 31 adjusted additional property tax levy rate, as applied per 32 thousand dollars of assessed valuation on all taxable property 33 in the district. The statewide maximum adjusted additional 34 property tax levy rate shall be annually determined by the 35 -1- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 1/ 83
H.F. 215 department taking into account amounts allocated pursuant to 1 section 257.15, subsection 4 . The statewide maximum adjusted 2 additional property tax levy rate shall be annually determined 3 by the department taking into account amounts allocated 4 pursuant to section 257.15, subsection 4 , and the balance of 5 the property tax equity and relief fund created in section 6 257.16A at the end of the calendar year. 7 Sec. 4. Section 257.8, subsections 1 and 2, Code 2013, are 8 amended to read as follows: 9 1. State percent of growth. The state percent of growth 10 for the budget year beginning July 1, 2010, is two percent. 11 The state percent of growth for the budget year beginning July 12 1, 2012, is two percent. The state percent of growth for 13 the budget year beginning July 1, 2013, is two percent. The 14 state percent of growth for the budget year beginning July 1, 15 2014, is two percent. The state percent of growth for each 16 subsequent budget year shall be established by statute which 17 shall be enacted within thirty days of the submission in the 18 year preceding the base year of the governor’s budget under 19 section 8.21 . The establishment of the state percent of growth 20 for a budget year shall be the only subject matter of the bill 21 which enacts the state percent of growth for a budget year. 22 2. Categorical state percent of growth. The categorical 23 state percent of growth for the budget year beginning July 1, 24 2010, is two percent. The categorical state percent of growth 25 for the budget year beginning July 1, 2012, is two percent. 26 The categorical state percent of growth for the budget year 27 beginning July 1, 2013, is two percent. The categorical state 28 percent of growth for the budget year beginning July 1, 2014, 29 is two percent. The categorical state percent of growth for 30 each budget year shall be established by statute which shall 31 be enacted within thirty days of the submission in the year 32 preceding the base year of the governor’s budget under section 33 8.21 . The establishment of the categorical state percent of 34 growth for a budget year shall be the only subject matter of 35 -2- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 2/ 83
H.F. 215 the bill which enacts the categorical state percent of growth 1 for a budget year. The categorical state percent of growth 2 may include state percents of growth for the teacher salary 3 supplement, the professional development supplement, and the 4 early intervention supplement. 5 Sec. 5. Section 257.15, subsection 4, paragraph b, Code 6 2013, is amended to read as follows: 7 b. After lowering all school district adjusted additional 8 property tax levy rates to the statewide maximum adjusted 9 additional property tax levy rate under paragraph “a” , the 10 department of management shall use any remaining funds at the 11 end of the calendar year to further lower additional property 12 taxes by increasing for the budget year beginning the following 13 July 1, the state foundation base percentage. Moneys used 14 pursuant to this paragraph shall supplant an equal amount of 15 the appropriation made from the general fund of the state 16 pursuant to section 257.16 that represents the increase in 17 state foundation aid. 18 Sec. 6. NEW SECTION . 257.16B School district property tax 19 replacement payments. 20 1. For each fiscal year beginning on or after July 1, 2013, 21 there is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the 22 department of education an amount necessary to make all school 23 district property tax replacement payments under this section, 24 as calculated in subsection 2, paragraph “c” . 25 2. For each budget year beginning on or after July 1, 2013, 26 the department of management shall calculate for each school 27 district all of the following: 28 a. The state cost per pupil for the budget year beginning 29 July 1, 2012, multiplied by one hundred percent less the 30 regular program foundation base per pupil percentage pursuant 31 to section 257.1. 32 b. The state cost per pupil for the budget year multiplied 33 by one hundred percent less the regular program foundation base 34 per pupil percentage pursuant to section 257.1. 35 -3- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 3/ 83
H.F. 215 c. The amount of each school district’s property tax 1 replacement payment. Each school district’s property tax 2 replacement payment equals the school district’s weighted 3 enrollment for the budget year multiplied by the remainder of 4 the amount calculated for the school district under paragraph 5 “b” minus the amount calculated for the school district under 6 paragraph “a” . 7 3. School district property tax replacement payments under 8 this section shall be paid by the department of education at 9 the same time and in the same manner as foundation aid is paid 10 and may be included in the monthly payment of state aid under 11 section 257.16, subsection 2. 12 Sec. 7. CODE SECTION 257.8 —— IMPLEMENTATION. The 13 requirements of section 257.8, subsections 1 and 2, regarding 14 the enactment of bills establishing the regular program state 15 percent of growth and the categorical state percent of growth 16 within thirty days of the submission in the year preceding the 17 base year of the governor’s budget and regarding the subject 18 matter limitation of such bills do not apply to this division 19 of this Act. 20 Sec. 8. EFFECTIVE UPON ENACTMENT. This division of this 21 Act, being deemed of immediate importance, takes effect upon 22 enactment. 23 DIVISION II 24 SCHOOL DISTRICT FUNDING TERMINOLOGY 25 Sec. 9. Section 256C.4, subsection 1, paragraph f, Code 26 2013, is amended to read as follows: 27 f. The receipt of funding by a school district for the 28 purposes of this chapter , the need for additional funding 29 for the purposes of this chapter , or the enrollment count of 30 eligible students under this chapter shall not be considered 31 to be unusual circumstances, create an unusual need for 32 additional funds, or qualify under any other circumstances that 33 may be used by the school budget review committee to grant 34 supplemental aid to or establish modified allowable growth 35 -4- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 4/ 83
H.F. 215 supplemental state aid for a school district under section 1 257.31 . 2 Sec. 10. Section 257.2, subsection 1, Code 2013, is amended 3 by striking the subsection. 4 Sec. 11. Section 257.2, subsection 12, Code 2013, is amended 5 to read as follows: 6 12. “State percent of growth” means the percent of growth 7 which is established by statute pursuant to section 257.8 , and 8 which is used in determining the allowable growth supplemental 9 state aid . 10 Sec. 12. Section 257.2, Code 2013, is amended by adding the 11 following new subsection: 12 NEW SUBSECTION . 12A. “Supplemental state aid” means the 13 amount by which state cost per pupil and district cost per 14 pupil will increase from one budget year to the next. 15 Sec. 13. Section 257.6, subsection 1, paragraph a, 16 subparagraph (5), Code 2013, is amended to read as follows: 17 (5) Resident pupils receiving competent private instruction 18 from a licensed practitioner provided through a public 19 school district pursuant to chapter 299A shall be counted 20 as three-tenths of one pupil. Revenues received by a 21 school district attributed to a school district’s weighted 22 enrollment pursuant to this subparagraph shall be expended 23 for the purpose for which the weighting was assigned under 24 this subparagraph. If the school district determines that 25 the expenditures associated with providing competent private 26 instruction pursuant to chapter 299A are in excess of the 27 revenue attributed to the school district’s weighted enrollment 28 for such instruction in accordance with this subparagraph, 29 the school district may submit a request to the school budget 30 review committee for modified allowable growth supplemental 31 state aid in accordance with section 257.31, subsection 5 , 32 paragraph “n” . A home school assistance program shall not 33 provide moneys received pursuant to this subparagraph, nor 34 resources paid for with moneys received pursuant to this 35 -5- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 5/ 83
H.F. 215 subparagraph, to parents or students utilizing the program. 1 Moneys received by a school district pursuant to this 2 subparagraph shall be used as provided in section 299A.12 . 3 Sec. 14. Section 257.8, subsections 3, 6, and 7, Code 2013, 4 are amended to read as follows: 5 3. Allowable growth Supplemental state aid calculation. The 6 department of management shall calculate the regular program 7 allowable growth supplemental state aid for a budget year by 8 multiplying the state percent of growth for the budget year 9 by the regular program state cost per pupil for the base year 10 and shall calculate the special education support services 11 allowable growth supplemental state aid for the budget year by 12 multiplying the state percent of growth for the budget year by 13 the special education support services state cost per pupil for 14 the base year. 15 6. Combined allowable growth supplemental state aid . The 16 combined allowable growth supplemental state aid per pupil 17 for each school district is the sum of the regular program 18 allowable growth supplemental state aid per pupil and 19 the special education support services allowable growth 20 supplemental state aid per pupil for the budget year, which may 21 be modified as follows: 22 a. By the school budget review committee under section 23 257.31 . 24 b. By the department of management under section 257.36 . 25 7. Alternate allowable growth supplemental state aid —— 26 definitions. For budget years beginning July 1, 2000, and 27 subsequent budget years, references to the terms “allowable 28 growth” “supplemental state aid” , “regular program state cost 29 per pupil” , and “regular program district cost per pupil” shall 30 mean those terms as calculated for those school districts that 31 calculated regular program allowable growth supplemental state 32 aid for the school budget year beginning July 1, 1999, with the 33 additional thirty-eight dollars specified in section 257.8, 34 subsection 4, Code 2013 . 35 -6- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 6/ 83
H.F. 215 Sec. 15. Section 257.8, subsections 4 and 5, Code 2013, are 1 amended by striking the subsections. 2 Sec. 16. Section 257.9, subsection 1, paragraph b, Code 3 2013, is amended to read as follows: 4 b. The total calculated under this subsection shall 5 be divided by the total of the budget enrollments of all 6 school districts for the budget year beginning July 1, 1990, 7 calculated under section 257.6, subsection 4 , if section 8 257.6, subsection 4 , had been in effect for that budget 9 year. The regular program state cost per pupil for the 10 budget year beginning July 1, 1991, is the amount calculated 11 by the department of management under this subsection plus 12 an allowable growth a supplemental state aid amount , as 13 defined in this division of this Act, that is equal to the 14 state percent of growth for the budget year multiplied by the 15 amount calculated by the department of management under this 16 subsection . 17 Sec. 17. Section 257.9, subsections 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 18 10, Code 2013, are amended to read as follows: 19 2. Regular program state cost per pupil for 1992-1993 and 20 succeeding years. For the budget year beginning July 1, 1992, 21 and succeeding budget years, the regular program state cost 22 per pupil for a budget year is the regular program state cost 23 per pupil for the base year plus the regular program allowable 24 growth supplemental state aid for the budget year. 25 4. Special education support services state cost per pupil 26 for 1992-1993 and succeeding years. For the budget year 27 beginning July 1, 1992, and succeeding budget years, the 28 special education support services state cost per pupil for the 29 budget year is the special education support services state 30 cost per pupil for the base year plus the special education 31 support services allowable growth supplemental state aid for 32 the budget year. 33 6. Teacher salary supplement state cost per pupil. For the 34 budget year beginning July 1, 2009, for the teacher salary 35 -7- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 7/ 83
H.F. 215 supplement state cost per pupil, the department of management 1 shall add together the teacher compensation allocation made 2 to each district for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2008, 3 pursuant to section 284.13, subsection 1, paragraph “h” , Code 4 2009 , and the phase II allocation made to each district for the 5 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2008, pursuant to section 294A.9 , 6 Code 2009, and divide that sum by the statewide total budget 7 enrollment for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2009. The 8 teacher salary supplement state cost per pupil for the budget 9 year beginning July 1, 2010, and succeeding budget years, shall 10 be the amount calculated by the department of management under 11 this subsection for the base year plus an allowable growth a 12 supplemental state aid amount that is equal to the teacher 13 salary supplement categorical state percent of growth, pursuant 14 to section 257.8, subsection 2 , for the budget year, multiplied 15 by the amount calculated by the department of management under 16 this subsection for the base year. 17 7. Professional development supplement state cost per 18 pupil. For the budget year beginning July 1, 2009, for the 19 professional development supplement state cost per pupil, the 20 department of management shall add together the professional 21 development allocation made to each district for the fiscal 22 year beginning July 1, 2008, pursuant to section 284.13, 23 subsection 1, paragraph “d” , Code 2009 , and divide that sum 24 by the statewide total budget enrollment for the fiscal 25 year beginning July 1, 2009. The professional development 26 supplement state cost per pupil for the budget year beginning 27 July 1, 2010, and succeeding budget years, shall be the 28 amount calculated by the department of management under 29 this subsection for the base year plus an allowable growth a 30 supplemental state aid amount that is equal to the professional 31 development supplement categorical state percent of growth, 32 pursuant to section 257.8, subsection 2 , for the budget year, 33 multiplied by the amount calculated by the department of 34 management under this subsection for the base year. 35 -8- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 8/ 83
H.F. 215 8. Early intervention supplement state cost per pupil. For 1 the budget year beginning July 1, 2009, for the early 2 intervention supplement state cost per pupil, the department of 3 management shall add together the early intervention allocation 4 made to each district for the fiscal year beginning July 5 1, 2008, pursuant to section 256D.4, Code 2009, and divide 6 that sum by the statewide total budget enrollment for the 7 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2009. The early intervention 8 supplement state cost per pupil for the budget year beginning 9 July 1, 2010, and succeeding budget years, shall be the 10 amount calculated by the department of management under 11 this subsection for the base year plus an allowable growth 12 a supplemental state aid amount that is equal to the early 13 intervention supplement categorical state percent of growth, 14 pursuant to section 257.8, subsection 2 , for the budget year, 15 multiplied by the amount calculated by the department of 16 management under this subsection for the base year. 17 9. Area education agency teacher salary supplement state cost 18 per pupil. For the budget year beginning July 1, 2009, for 19 the area education agency teacher salary supplement state cost 20 per pupil, the department of management shall add together the 21 teacher compensation allocation made to each area education 22 agency for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2008, pursuant to 23 section 284.13, subsection 1, paragraph “i” , Code 2009 , and 24 the phase II allocation made to each area education agency for 25 the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2008, pursuant to section 26 294A.9 , Code 2009, and divide that sum by the statewide special 27 education support services weighted enrollment for the fiscal 28 year beginning July 1, 2009. The area education agency teacher 29 salary supplement state cost per pupil for the budget year 30 beginning July 1, 2010, and succeeding budget years, shall be 31 the amount calculated by the department of management under 32 this subsection for the base year plus an allowable growth a 33 supplemental state aid amount that is equal to the teacher 34 salary supplement categorical state percent of growth, pursuant 35 -9- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 9/ 83
H.F. 215 to section 257.8, subsection 2 , for the budget year, multiplied 1 by the amount calculated by the department of management under 2 this subsection for the base year. 3 10. Area education agency professional development supplement 4 state cost per pupil. For the budget year beginning July 1, 5 2009, for the area education agency professional development 6 supplement state cost per pupil, the department of management 7 shall add together the professional development allocation made 8 to each area education agency for the fiscal year beginning 9 July 1, 2008, pursuant to section 284.13, subsection 1, 10 paragraph “d” , Code 2009 , and divide that sum by the statewide 11 special education support services weighted enrollment for the 12 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2009. The area education agency 13 professional development supplement state cost per pupil for 14 the budget year beginning July 1, 2010, and succeeding budget 15 years, shall be the amount calculated by the department of 16 management under this subsection for the base year plus an 17 allowable growth a supplemental state aid amount that is equal 18 to the professional development supplement categorical state 19 percent of growth, pursuant to section 257.8, subsection 2 , for 20 the budget year, multiplied by the amount calculated by the 21 department of management under this subsection for the base 22 year. 23 Sec. 18. Section 257.10, subsection 1, Code 2013, is amended 24 to read as follows: 25 1. Regular program district cost per pupil for 26 1991-1992. For the budget year beginning July 1, 1991, in order 27 to determine the regular program district cost per pupil for a 28 district, the department of management shall divide the product 29 of the regular program district cost per pupil of the district 30 for the base year, as regular program district cost per pupil 31 would have been calculated under section 442.9 , Code 1989, 32 multiplied by its budget enrollment for the base year as budget 33 enrollment would have been calculated under section 442.4 , 34 Code 1989, plus the amount added to district cost pursuant 35 -10- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 10/ 83
H.F. 215 to section 442.21 , Code 1989, for each school district, by 1 the budget enrollment of the school district for the budget 2 year beginning July 1, 1990, calculated under section 257.6, 3 subsection 4 , as if section 257.6, subsection 4 , had been in 4 effect for that budget year. The regular program district cost 5 per pupil for the budget year beginning July 1, 1991, is the 6 amount calculated by the department of management under this 7 subsection plus the allowable growth supplemental state aid 8 amount , as defined in this division of this Act, calculated 9 for regular program state cost per pupil, except that if the 10 regular program district cost per pupil for the budget year 11 calculated under this subsection in any school district exceeds 12 one hundred ten percent of the regular program state cost per 13 pupil for the budget year, the department of management shall 14 reduce the regular program district cost per pupil of that 15 district for the budget year to an amount equal to one hundred 16 ten percent of the regular program state cost per pupil for the 17 budget year, and if the regular program district cost per pupil 18 for the budget year calculated under this subsection in any 19 school district is less than the regular program state cost per 20 pupil for the budget year, the department of management shall 21 increase the regular program district cost per pupil of that 22 district to an amount equal to the regular program state cost 23 per pupil for the budget year. 24 Sec. 19. Section 257.10, subsection 2, paragraph a, Code 25 2013, is amended to read as follows: 26 a. For the budget year beginning July 1, 1992, and 27 succeeding budget years, the regular program district cost per 28 pupil for each school district for a budget year is the regular 29 program district cost per pupil for the base year plus the 30 regular program allowable growth supplemental state aid for the 31 budget year except as otherwise provided in this subsection . 32 Sec. 20. Section 257.10, subsection 4, paragraph a, Code 33 2013, is amended to read as follows: 34 a. For the budget year beginning July 1, 1992, and 35 -11- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 11/ 83
H.F. 215 succeeding budget years, the special education support services 1 district cost per pupil for the budget year is the special 2 education support services district cost per pupil for the base 3 year plus the special education support services allowable 4 growth supplemental state aid for the budget year. 5 Sec. 21. Section 257.10, subsection 5, Code 2013, is amended 6 to read as follows: 7 5. Combined district cost per pupil. The combined district 8 cost per pupil for a school district is the sum of the regular 9 program district cost per pupil and the special education 10 support services district cost per pupil. Combined district 11 cost per pupil does not include modified allowable growth 12 supplemental state aid added for school districts that have 13 a negative balance of funds raised for special education 14 instruction programs, modified allowable growth supplemental 15 state aid granted by the school budget review committee for a 16 single school year, or modified allowable growth supplemental 17 state aid added for programs for dropout prevention. 18 Sec. 22. Section 257.10, subsection 9, paragraph a, Code 19 2013, is amended to read as follows: 20 a. For the budget year beginning July 1, 2009, the 21 department of management shall add together the teacher 22 compensation allocation made to each district for the fiscal 23 year beginning July 1, 2008, pursuant to section 284.13, 24 subsection 1, paragraph “h” , Code 2009 , and the phase II 25 allocation made to each district for the fiscal year beginning 26 July 1, 2008, pursuant to section 294A.9 , Code 2009, and 27 divide that sum by the district’s budget enrollment in the 28 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2009, to determine the teacher 29 salary supplement district cost per pupil. For the budget 30 year beginning July 1, 2010, and succeeding budget years, 31 the teacher salary supplement district cost per pupil for 32 each school district for a budget year is the teacher salary 33 supplement program district cost per pupil for the base year 34 plus the teacher salary supplement state allowable growth 35 -12- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 12/ 83
H.F. 215 supplemental state aid amount for the budget year. 1 Sec. 23. Section 257.10, subsection 10, paragraph a, Code 2 2013, is amended to read as follows: 3 a. For the budget year beginning July 1, 2009, the 4 department of management shall divide the professional 5 development allocation made to each district for the fiscal 6 year beginning July 1, 2008, pursuant to section 284.13, 7 subsection 1, paragraph “d” , Code 2009 , by the district’s 8 budget enrollment in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2009, 9 to determine the professional development supplement cost 10 per pupil. For the budget year beginning July 1, 2010, 11 and succeeding budget years, the professional development 12 supplement district cost per pupil for each school district 13 for a budget year is the professional development supplement 14 district cost per pupil for the base year plus the professional 15 development supplement state allowable growth supplemental 16 state aid amount for the budget year. 17 Sec. 24. Section 257.10, subsection 11, paragraph a, Code 18 2013, is amended to read as follows: 19 a. For the budget year beginning July 1, 2009, the 20 department of management shall divide the early intervention 21 allocation made to each district for the fiscal year beginning 22 July 1, 2008, pursuant to section 256D.4 , Code 2009, by the 23 district’s budget enrollment in the fiscal year beginning July 24 1, 2009, to determine the early intervention supplement cost 25 per pupil. For the budget year beginning July 1, 2010, and 26 succeeding budget years, the early intervention supplement 27 district cost per pupil for each school district for a budget 28 year is the early intervention supplement district cost per 29 pupil for the base year plus the early development supplement 30 state allowable growth supplemental state aid amount for the 31 budget year. 32 Sec. 25. Section 257.13, subsections 2 and 3, Code 2013, are 33 amended to read as follows: 34 2. The board of directors of a school district that wishes 35 -13- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 13/ 83
H.F. 215 to receive an on-time funding budget adjustment shall adopt 1 a resolution to receive the adjustment and notify the school 2 budget review committee annually, but not earlier than November 3 1, as determined by the department of education. The school 4 budget review committee shall establish a modified allowable 5 growth supplemental state aid in an amount determined pursuant 6 to subsection 1 . 7 3. If the board of directors of a school district 8 determines that a need exists for additional funds exceeding 9 the authorized budget adjustment for on-time funding pursuant 10 to this section , a request for modified allowable growth 11 supplemental state aid based upon increased enrollment may be 12 submitted to the school budget review committee as provided in 13 section 257.31 . 14 Sec. 26. Section 257.31, subsection 5, unnumbered paragraph 15 1, Code 2013, is amended to read as follows: 16 If a district has unusual circumstances, creating an unusual 17 need for additional funds, including but not limited to the 18 circumstances enumerated in paragraphs “a” through “n” , the 19 committee may grant supplemental aid to the district from any 20 funds appropriated to the department of education for the use 21 of the school budget review committee for the purposes of 22 this subsection . The school budget review committee shall 23 review a school district’s unexpended fund balance prior to 24 any decision regarding unusual finance circumstances. Such 25 aid shall be miscellaneous income and shall not be included in 26 district cost. In addition to or as an alternative to granting 27 supplemental aid the committee may establish a modified 28 allowable growth supplemental state aid for the district by 29 increasing its allowable growth supplemental state aid . The 30 school budget review committee shall review a school district’s 31 unspent balance prior to any decision to increase modified 32 allowable growth supplemental state aid under this subsection . 33 Sec. 27. Section 257.31, subsection 6, paragraph a, Code 34 2013, is amended to read as follows: 35 -14- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 14/ 83
H.F. 215 a. The committee shall establish a modified allowable 1 growth supplemental state aid for a district by increasing 2 its allowable growth supplemental state aid when the district 3 submits evidence that it requires additional funding for 4 removal, management, or abatement of environmental hazards due 5 to a state or federal requirement. Environmental hazards shall 6 include but are not limited to the presence of asbestos, radon, 7 or the presence of any other hazardous material dangerous to 8 health and safety. 9 Sec. 28. Section 257.31, subsection 7, paragraph b, Code 10 2013, is amended to read as follows: 11 b. Other expenditures, including but not limited to 12 expenditures for salaries or recurring costs, are not 13 authorized under this subsection . Expenditures authorized 14 under this subsection shall not be included in allowable growth 15 supplemental state aid or district cost, and the portion of the 16 unexpended fund balance which is authorized to be spent shall 17 be regarded as if it were miscellaneous income. Any part of 18 the amount not actually spent for the authorized purpose shall 19 revert to its former status as part of the unexpended fund 20 balance. 21 Sec. 29. Section 257.31, subsection 14, paragraph b, 22 subparagraph (3), Code 2013, is amended to read as follows: 23 (3) A school district is only eligible to receive 24 supplemental aid payments during the budget year if the school 25 district certifies to the school budget review committee that 26 for the year following the budget year it will notify the 27 school budget review committee to instruct the director of the 28 department of management to increase the district’s allowable 29 growth supplemental state aid and will fund the allowable 30 growth supplemental state aid increase either by using moneys 31 from its unexpended fund balance to reduce the district’s 32 property tax levy or by using cash reserve moneys to equal the 33 amount of the deficit that would have been property taxes and 34 any part of the state aid portion of the deficit not received 35 -15- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 15/ 83
H.F. 215 as supplemental aid under this subsection . The director of the 1 department of management shall make the necessary adjustments 2 to the school district’s budget to provide the modified 3 allowable growth supplemental state aid and shall make the 4 supplemental aid payments. 5 Sec. 30. Section 257.32, subsection 1, paragraph a, Code 6 2013, is amended to read as follows: 7 a. An area education agency budget review procedure is 8 established for the school budget review committee created 9 in section 257.30 . The school budget review committee, in 10 addition to its duties under section 257.31 , shall meet and 11 hold hearings each year to review unusual circumstances of area 12 education agencies, either upon the committee’s motion or upon 13 the request of an area education agency. The committee may 14 grant supplemental aid to the area education agency from funds 15 appropriated to the department of education for area education 16 agency budget review purposes, or an amount may be added to 17 the area education agency special education support services 18 allowable growth supplemental state aid for districts in an 19 area or an additional amount may be added to district cost for 20 media services or educational services for all districts in an 21 area for the budget year either on a temporary or permanent 22 basis, or both. 23 Sec. 31. Section 257.37, subsections 1 and 3, Code 2013, are 24 amended to read as follows: 25 1. For the budget year beginning July 1, 1991, and 26 succeeding budget years, the total amount funded in each area 27 for media services shall be computed as provided in this 28 subsection . For the budget year beginning July 1, 1991, the 29 total amount funded in each area for media services in the 30 base year shall be divided by the enrollment served in the 31 base year to provide an area media services cost per pupil in 32 the base year, and the department of management shall compute 33 the state media services cost per pupil in the base year which 34 is equal to the average of the area media services costs per 35 -16- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 16/ 83
H.F. 215 pupil in the base year. For the budget year beginning July 1, 1 1991, and succeeding budget years, the department of management 2 shall compute the allowable growth supplemental state aid for 3 media services in the budget year by multiplying the state 4 media services cost per pupil in the base year times the state 5 percent of growth for the budget year, and the total amount 6 funded in each area for media services cost in the budget year 7 equals the area media services cost per pupil in the base year 8 plus the allowable growth supplemental state aid for media 9 services in the budget year times the enrollment served in the 10 budget year. Funds shall be paid to area education agencies 11 as provided in section 257.35 . 12 3. For the budget year beginning July 1, 1991, and 13 succeeding budget years, the total amount funded in each area 14 for educational services shall be computed as provided in this 15 subsection . For the budget year beginning July 1, 1991, the 16 total amount funded in each area for educational services 17 in the base year shall be divided by the enrollment served 18 in the area in the base year to provide an area educational 19 services cost per pupil in the base year, and the department of 20 management shall compute the state educational services cost 21 per pupil in the base year, which is equal to the average of 22 the area educational services costs per pupil in the base year. 23 For the budget year beginning July 1, 1991, and succeeding 24 budget years, the department of management shall compute 25 the allowable growth supplemental state aid for educational 26 services by multiplying the state educational services cost 27 per pupil in the base year times the state percent of growth 28 for the budget year, and the total amount funded in each area 29 for educational services for the budget year equals the area 30 educational services cost per pupil for the base year plus 31 the allowable growth supplemental state aid for educational 32 services in the budget year times the enrollment served in the 33 area in the budget year. Funds shall be paid to area education 34 agencies as provided in section 257.35 . 35 -17- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 17/ 83
H.F. 215 Sec. 32. Section 257.37A, subsection 1, paragraph a, Code 1 2013, is amended to read as follows: 2 a. For the budget year beginning July 1, 2009, the 3 department of management shall add together the teacher 4 compensation allocation made to each area education agency for 5 the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2008, pursuant to section 6 284.13, subsection 1, paragraph “i” , Code 2009 , and the phase II 7 allocation made to each area education agency for the fiscal 8 year beginning July 1, 2008, pursuant to section 294A.9, Code 9 2009 , and divide that sum by the special education support 10 services weighted enrollment in the fiscal year beginning July 11 1, 2009, to determine the area education agency teacher salary 12 supplement cost per pupil. For the budget year beginning July 13 1, 2010, and succeeding budget years, the area education agency 14 teacher salary supplement district cost per pupil for each area 15 education agency for a budget year is the area education agency 16 teacher salary supplement district cost per pupil for the base 17 year plus the area education agency teacher salary supplement 18 state allowable growth supplemental state aid amount for the 19 budget year. 20 Sec. 33. Section 257.37A, subsection 2, paragraph a, Code 21 2013, is amended to read as follows: 22 a. For the budget year beginning July 1, 2009, the 23 department of management shall divide the area education 24 agency professional development supplement made to each 25 area education agency for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 26 2008, pursuant to section 284.13, subsection 1, paragraph 27 “d” , Code 2009 , by the special education support services 28 weighted enrollment in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2009, 29 to determine the professional development supplement cost 30 per pupil. For the budget year beginning July 1, 2010, and 31 succeeding budget years, the area education agency professional 32 development supplement district cost per pupil for each area 33 education agency for a budget year is the area education agency 34 professional development supplement district cost per pupil 35 -18- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 18/ 83
H.F. 215 for the base year plus the area education agency professional 1 development supplement state allowable growth supplemental 2 state aid amount for the budget year. 3 Sec. 34. Section 257.38, subsection 1, unnumbered paragraph 4 1, Code 2013, is amended to read as follows: 5 Boards of school districts, individually or jointly with 6 boards of other school districts, requesting to use modified 7 allowable growth supplemental state aid for programs for 8 returning dropouts and dropout prevention, shall submit 9 comprehensive program plans for the programs and budget 10 costs, including annual requests for modified allowable 11 growth supplemental state aid for funding the programs, to the 12 department of education as a component of the comprehensive 13 school improvement plan submitted to the department pursuant to 14 section 256.7, subsection 21 . The program plans shall include: 15 Sec. 35. Section 257.38, subsection 2, Code 2013, is amended 16 to read as follows: 17 2. Program plans shall identify the parts of the plan that 18 will be implemented first upon approval of the request. If 19 a district is requesting to use modified allowable growth 20 supplemental state aid to finance the program, the school 21 district shall not identify more than five percent of its 22 budget enrollment for the budget year as returning dropouts and 23 potential dropouts. 24 Sec. 36. Section 257.40, Code 2013, is amended to read as 25 follows: 26 257.40 Approval of programs for returning dropouts and 27 dropout prevention —— annual report. 28 1. The board of directors of a school district requesting 29 to use modified allowable growth supplemental state aid 30 for programs for returning dropouts and dropout prevention 31 shall submit requests for modified at-risk allowable growth 32 supplemental state aid , including budget costs, to the 33 department not later than December 15 of the year preceding 34 the budget year during which the program will be offered. 35 -19- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 19/ 83
H.F. 215 The department shall review the request and shall prior to 1 January 15 either grant approval for the request or return the 2 request for approval with comments of the department included. 3 An unapproved request for a program may be resubmitted with 4 modifications to the department not later than February 1. 5 Not later than February 15, the department shall notify the 6 department of management and the school budget review committee 7 of the names of the school districts for which programs using 8 modified allowable growth supplemental state aid for funding 9 have been approved and the approved budget of each program 10 listed separately for each school district having an approved 11 request. 12 2. Beginning January 15, 2007, the department shall submit 13 an annual report to the chairpersons and ranking members 14 of the senate and house education committees that includes 15 the ways school districts in the previous school year used 16 modified allowable growth supplemental state aid approved under 17 subsection 1 ; identifies, by grade level, age, and district 18 size, the students in the dropout and dropout prevention 19 programs for which the department approves a request; describes 20 school district progress toward increasing student achievement 21 and attendance for the students in the programs; and describes 22 how the school districts are using the revenues from the 23 modified allowable growth supplemental state aid to improve 24 student achievement among minority subgroups. 25 Sec. 37. Section 257.41, subsections 1 and 3, Code 2013, are 26 amended to read as follows: 27 1. Budget. The budget of an approved program for returning 28 dropouts and dropout prevention for a school district, after 29 subtracting funds received from other sources for that purpose, 30 shall be funded annually on a basis of one-fourth or more 31 from the district cost of the school district and up to 32 three-fourths by an increase in allowable growth supplemental 33 state aid as defined in section 257.8 . Annually, the 34 department of management shall establish a modified allowable 35 -20- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 20/ 83
H.F. 215 growth supplemental state aid for each such school district 1 equal to the difference between the approved budget for the 2 program for returning dropouts and dropout prevention for that 3 district and the sum of the amount funded from the district 4 cost of the school district plus funds received from other 5 sources. 6 3. Limitation. For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013, 7 and each succeeding fiscal year, the ratio of the amount of 8 modified allowable growth supplemental state aid established by 9 the department of management compared to the school district’s 10 total regular program district cost shall not exceed two and 11 one-half percent. However, if the school district’s highest 12 such ratio so determined for any fiscal year beginning on or 13 after July 1, 2009, but before July 1, 2013, exceeded two and 14 one-half percent, the ratio may exceed two and one-half percent 15 but shall not exceed the highest such ratio established during 16 that period. 17 Sec. 38. Section 257.46, subsection 2, Code 2013, is amended 18 to read as follows: 19 2. The remaining portion of the budget shall be funded 20 by the thirty-eight dollar increase in allowable growth 21 supplemental state aid, as defined in this division of this 22 Act, for the school budget year beginning July 1, 1999, 23 multiplied by a district’s budget enrollment. The thirty-eight 24 dollar increase for the school budget year beginning July 1, 25 1999, shall increase in subsequent years by each year’s state 26 percent of growth. School districts shall annually report 27 the amount expended for a gifted and talented program to the 28 department of education. The proportion of a school district’s 29 budget which corresponds to the thirty-eight dollar increase 30 in allowable growth supplemental state aid, as defined in this 31 division of this Act, for the school budget year beginning July 32 1, 1999, added to the amount in subsection 1 , shall be utilized 33 exclusively for a school district’s gifted and talented 34 program. 35 -21- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 21/ 83
H.F. 215 Sec. 39. Section 273.23, subsection 8, Code 2013, is amended 1 to read as follows: 2 8. For the school year beginning on the effective date 3 of an area education agency reorganization as provided in 4 this subchapter , the special education support services 5 cost per pupil shall be based upon the combined base year 6 budgets for special education support services of the area 7 education agencies that reorganized to form the newly formed 8 area education agency, divided by the total of the weighted 9 enrollment for special education support services in the 10 reorganized area education agency for the base year plus the 11 allowable growth supplemental state aid amount per pupil for 12 special education support services for the budget year as 13 calculated in section 257.8 . 14 Sec. 40. Section 280.4, subsection 3, Code 2013, is amended 15 to read as follows: 16 3. In order to provide funds for the excess costs of 17 instruction of limited English proficient students above 18 the costs of instruction of pupils in a regular curriculum, 19 students identified as limited English proficient shall be 20 assigned an additional weighting of twenty-two hundredths, and 21 that weighting shall be included in the weighted enrollment of 22 the school district of residence for a period not exceeding 23 four years. However, the school budget review committee 24 may grant supplemental aid or modified allowable growth 25 supplemental state aid to a school district to continue funding 26 a program for students after the expiration of the four-year 27 period. 28 Sec. 41. APPLICABILITY. This division of this Act applies 29 to school budget years beginning on or after July 1, 2014. 30 DIVISION III 31 IOWA LEARNING ONLINE INITIATIVE —— FEES AND APPROPRIATIONS 32 Sec. 42. Section 256.42, Code 2013, is amended by adding the 33 following new subsections: 34 NEW SUBSECTION . 8. The department shall establish fees 35 -22- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 22/ 83
H.F. 215 payable by school districts and accredited nonpublic schools 1 participating in the initiative. Fees collected pursuant 2 to this subsection are appropriated to the department to be 3 used only for the purpose of administering this section and 4 shall be established so as not to exceed the budgeted cost of 5 administering this section to the extent not covered by the 6 moneys appropriated in subsection 9. Providing professional 7 development necessary to prepare teachers to participate in the 8 initiative shall be considered a cost of administering this 9 section. Notwithstanding section 8.33, fees collected by the 10 department that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the close 11 of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain available 12 for expenditure for the purpose of expanding coursework offered 13 under the initiative in subsequent fiscal years. 14 NEW SUBSECTION . 9. There is appropriated from the general 15 fund of the state to the department, for the following fiscal 16 years, the following amounts, to be used for administering 17 this section and for not more than three full-time equivalent 18 positions: 19 a. For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013, and ending 20 June 30, 2014, the sum of one million five hundred thousand 21 dollars. 22 b. For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014, and ending 23 June 30, 2015, the sum of one million five hundred thousand 24 dollars. 25 c. For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015, and ending 26 June 30, 2016, the sum of one million five hundred thousand 27 dollars. 28 DIVISION IV 29 TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT OF TEACHERS 30 Sec. 43. NEW SECTION . 256.95 Teach Iowa marketing and 31 public outreach initiative. 32 Subject to an appropriation of sufficient funds by the 33 general assembly, the department shall develop and implement a 34 teach Iowa marketing and public outreach initiative by January 35 -23- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 23/ 83
H.F. 215 1, 2014. The initiative shall have the following goals: 1 1. To motivate high-performing high school and college 2 students to enter teacher preparation programs and to enter the 3 teaching profession in Iowa upon successful completion of such 4 programs. 5 2. To motivate teacher candidates, especially those in 6 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, to 7 enter teacher preparation programs and to enter the teaching 8 profession in Iowa upon successful completion of such programs. 9 3. To recruit high-caliber teacher candidates to pursue 10 teaching careers in Iowa. 11 4. To encourage teacher candidates to pursue teaching 12 careers in rural Iowa. 13 5. To inform the public of the value of the teaching 14 profession and of the importance of Iowa’s education system to 15 the future of Iowa. 16 Sec. 44. NEW SECTION . 256.96 Online state job posting 17 system. 18 1. The department shall provide for the operation of an 19 online state job posting system. The system shall be designed 20 and implemented for the online posting of job openings offered 21 by school districts, charter schools, area education agencies, 22 the department, and accredited nonpublic schools. The system 23 shall be accessible via the department’s internet site. The 24 system shall include a mechanism for the electronic submission 25 of job openings for posting on the system as provided in 26 subsection 2. The department may contract for, or partner 27 with another entity for, the use of an existing internet 28 site to operate the online state job posting system if the 29 existing internet site is more effective and economical than 30 the department’s internet site. 31 2. A school district, charter school, or area education 32 agency shall submit all of its job openings to the department 33 for posting on the system. The department shall post all of 34 its job openings on the system. An accredited nonpublic school 35 -24- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 24/ 83
H.F. 215 may submit job openings to the department for posting on the 1 system. 2 3. This section shall not be construed to do any of the 3 following: 4 a. Prohibit any employer from advertising job openings and 5 recruiting employees independently of the system. 6 b. Prohibit any employer from using another method of 7 advertising job openings or another applicant tracking system 8 in addition to the system. 9 c. Provide the department with any regulatory authority in 10 the hiring process or hiring decisions of any employer other 11 than the department. 12 Sec. 45. NEW SECTION . 256.98 Teach Iowa student teaching 13 pilot project. 14 1. Subject to an appropriation of sufficient funds by 15 the general assembly, the department shall establish a teach 16 Iowa student teaching pilot project in collaboration with 17 two institutions of higher education which offer teacher 18 preparation programs approved by the state board of education 19 pursuant to section 256.7, subsection 3. The two institutions 20 of higher education shall include one institution of higher 21 education under the control of the state board of regents and 22 one accredited private institution as defined in section 261.9. 23 2. The teach Iowa student teaching pilot project shall 24 provide students in teacher preparation programs with a 25 one-year student teaching experience. A student teaching 26 experience provided under the pilot project must include all 27 of the following requirements: 28 a. A participating institution of higher education 29 shall work with one or more school districts individually 30 or collaboratively to place groups of students in a 31 student teaching experience for an entire academic year. A 32 participating institution of higher education shall take into 33 consideration geographic diversity in the selection of school 34 districts for participation in the pilot project. 35 -25- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 25/ 83
H.F. 215 b. A participating institution of higher education shall 1 supervise the student teachers in the classroom and shall 2 provide the students with weekly on-site instruction in 3 pedagogy in the participating school districts. 4 3. The state board shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter 17A 5 to administer this section. 6 Sec. 46. Section 261.2, subsection 8, Code 2013, is amended 7 to read as follows: 8 8. Submit by January 15 annually a report to the general 9 assembly which provides, by program, the number of individuals 10 who received loan forgiveness in the previous fiscal year, the 11 amount paid to individuals under sections 261.23 , and 261.73 , 12 and 261.112 , and the institutions from which individuals 13 graduated, and that includes any proposed statutory changes and 14 the commission’s findings and recommendations. 15 Sec. 47. NEW SECTION . 261.110 Teach Iowa scholar program. 16 1. A teach Iowa scholar program is established to provide 17 teach Iowa scholar grants to selected high-caliber teachers. 18 The commission shall administer the program in collaboration 19 with the department of education. 20 2. An Iowa resident or nonresident applicant shall be 21 eligible for a teach Iowa scholar grant if the applicant 22 meets all of the criteria specified under, or established in 23 accordance with, subsection 3. 24 3. Criteria for eligibility shall be established by the 25 commission and shall include but are not limited to the 26 following: 27 a. The applicant was in the top twenty-five percent 28 academically of students exiting a teacher preparation program 29 approved by the state board of education pursuant to section 30 256.7, subsection 3, or a similar teacher preparation program 31 in another state, or had earned other comparable academic 32 credentials. 33 b. The applicant is preparing to teach in fields including 34 but not limited to science, technology, engineering, or 35 -26- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 26/ 83
H.F. 215 mathematics; or is preparing to teach in a hard-to-staff 1 subject as identified by the department. The department shall 2 annually identify and designate hard-to-staff subjects for the 3 purpose of this paragraph. 4 4. A selected applicant who meets all of the eligibility 5 requirements of this section shall be eligible for a teach Iowa 6 scholar grant for each year of full-time employment completed 7 in this state as a teacher for a school district, charter 8 school, area education agency, or accredited nonpublic school. 9 A teach Iowa scholar grant shall not exceed four thousand 10 dollars per year per recipient. Grants awarded under this 11 section shall not exceed a total of twenty thousand dollars per 12 recipient over a five-year period. 13 5. The commission, in collaboration with the department 14 of education, shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter 17A to 15 administer this section. The rules shall include but shall not 16 be limited to a process for use by the commission to determine 17 which eligible applicants will receive teach Iowa scholar 18 grants. 19 6. A teach Iowa scholar fund is established in the state 20 treasury. The fund shall be administered by the commission and 21 shall consist of moneys appropriated by the general assembly 22 and any other moneys received by the commission for deposit 23 in the fund. The moneys in the fund are appropriated to the 24 commission for the teach Iowa scholar program. Notwithstanding 25 section 8.33, moneys in the fund at the close of the fiscal 26 year shall not revert to the general fund of the state but 27 shall remain available for expenditure for the teach Iowa 28 scholar program for subsequent fiscal years. Notwithstanding 29 section 12C.7, subsection 2, interest or earnings on moneys in 30 the fund shall be credited to the fund. 31 Sec. 48. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION —— TEACH IOWA FY 32 2013-2014. There is appropriated from the general fund of 33 the state to the department of education for the fiscal year 34 beginning July 1, 2013, and ending June 30, 2014, the following 35 -27- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 27/ 83
H.F. 215 amounts, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the 1 purposes designated: 2 1. TEACH IOWA MARKETING AND PUBLIC OUTREACH INITIATIVE 3 For purposes of developing and implementing the teach Iowa 4 marketing and public outreach initiative pursuant to section 5 256.95, if enacted, and for not more than the following 6 full-time equivalent positions: 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,000,000 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FTEs 3.00 9 Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated in this 10 subsection that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the close 11 of the fiscal year for which they were appropriated shall 12 not revert but shall be transferred to the college student 13 aid commission for deposit in the teach Iowa scholar fund 14 established pursuant to section 261.110, if enacted. 15 2. TEACH IOWA STUDENT TEACHING PILOT PROJECT 16 For purposes of developing and implementing the teach Iowa 17 student teaching pilot project pursuant to section 256.98, 18 if enacted, and for not more than the following full-time 19 equivalent positions: 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 2,000,000 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FTEs 2.00 22 Sec. 49. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION —— TEACH IOWA FY 23 2014-2015. There is appropriated from the general fund of 24 the state to the department of education for the fiscal year 25 beginning July 1, 2014, and ending June 30, 2015, the following 26 amounts, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the 27 purposes designated: 28 1. TEACH IOWA MARKETING AND PUBLIC OUTREACH INITIATIVE 29 For purposes of developing and implementing the teach Iowa 30 marketing and public outreach initiative pursuant to section 31 256.95, if enacted, and for not more than the following 32 full-time equivalent positions: 33 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,000,000 34 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FTEs 3.00 35 -28- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 28/ 83
H.F. 215 Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated in this 1 subsection that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the close 2 of the fiscal year for which they were appropriated shall 3 not revert but shall be transferred to the college student 4 aid commission for deposit in the teach Iowa scholar fund 5 established pursuant to section 261.110, if enacted. 6 2. TEACH IOWA STUDENT TEACHING PILOT PROJECT 7 For purposes of developing and implementing the teach Iowa 8 student teaching pilot project pursuant to section 256.98, 9 if enacted, and for not more than the following full-time 10 equivalent positions: 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 2,000,000 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FTEs 2.00 13 Sec. 50. REPEAL. Section 261.112, Code 2013, is repealed. 14 Sec. 51. TRANSITION FUNDING PROVISIONS. On July 1, 2014, 15 any unobligated and unencumbered moneys in the teacher shortage 16 loan forgiveness repayment fund shall revert to the general 17 fund of the state. Any remaining obligations of the teacher 18 shortage loan forgiveness program continuing on or after July 19 1, 2014, shall be met with moneys in the teach Iowa scholar 20 fund established by section 261.110. 21 Sec. 52. EFFECTIVE DATE. The following provisions of this 22 division of this Act take effect July 1, 2014: 23 1. The section of this division of this Act amending section 24 261.2. 25 2. The section of this division of this Act repealing 26 section 261.112. 27 DIVISION V 28 ASSESSMENTS —— IOWA CERTIFICATE OF DISTINCTION PROGRAM 29 Sec. 53. Section 256.7, subsection 21, paragraph b, Code 30 2013, is amended to read as follows: 31 b. A set of core academic indicators in mathematics and 32 reading in grades four, eight, and eleven, a set of core 33 academic indicators in science in grades eight and eleven, and 34 another set of core indicators that includes but is not limited 35 -29- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 29/ 83
H.F. 215 to graduation rate, postsecondary education, and successful 1 employment in Iowa. 2 (1) Annually, the department shall report state data 3 for each indicator in the condition of education report. 4 Rules adopted pursuant to this subsection shall specify that 5 the approved district-wide assessment of student progress 6 administered for purposes of this paragraph the indicators 7 shall be the assessment utilized by school districts statewide 8 in the school year beginning July 1, 2011 , or a successor 9 assessment administered by the same assessment provider . 10 (2) Notwithstanding subparagraph (1), for the school 11 year beginning July 1, 2014, and each succeeding school 12 year, the rules shall provide that all students enrolled 13 in school districts in grades three through eleven shall, 14 within forty-five days of the end of the school year, be 15 administered an assessment that at a minimum assesses the 16 indicators identified in this paragraph “b” ; is aligned with 17 the Iowa common core standards in both content and rigor; 18 is developed by a consortium in which the state of Iowa is 19 a participant; accurately describes student achievement and 20 growth for purposes of the school, the school district, and 21 state accountability systems; and provides valid, reliable, 22 and fair measures of student progress toward college or career 23 readiness. 24 (3) The director shall establish a task force to review 25 and assist with the final development and implementation of 26 the assessment specified in subparagraph (2). The task force 27 members shall include but not be limited to teachers, school 28 administrators, business leaders, representatives of state 29 agencies, and members of the general public. This subparagraph 30 is repealed July 1, 2015. 31 (4) The state board may submit to the general assembly 32 recommendations the state board deems appropriate for 33 modifications of assessments of student progress administered 34 for purposes of this paragraph “b” . 35 -30- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 30/ 83
H.F. 215 Sec. 54. NEW SECTION . 256.27 Iowa certificate of 1 distinction program and council. 2 1. An Iowa certificate of distinction program is 3 established within the department. The program shall be 4 designed by the director, in collaboration with local education 5 agencies and accredited higher education institutions, to 6 accomplish the following objectives if implemented by a school 7 district or accredited nonpublic school: 8 a. To define college- and career-ready performance 9 expectations that are aligned to national and international 10 college- and career-ready standards. 11 b. To compel stronger alignment of curriculum, instruction, 12 and assessment with the knowledge, skills, and abilities most 13 predictive of student success in secondary and postsecondary 14 education programs, and in careers. 15 c. To identify students who upon graduation from high school 16 demonstrate specific competencies aligned with college and 17 career readiness. 18 d. To validate that students have met specific expectations 19 and demonstrated essential competencies or skills identified 20 by the department as important across a range of education and 21 career opportunities. 22 e. To recognize students by awarding a certificate of 23 distinction associated with specific subjects or areas of 24 accomplishment. 25 f. (1) To encourage institutions of higher education 26 governed by the state board of regents and accredited private 27 institutions as defined in section 261.9 to consider the 28 certificate of distinction in assessing whether an applicant 29 meets the institution’s requirements for admission. 30 (2) To encourage community colleges to exempt students 31 awarded a certificate of distinction by meeting college- 32 or career-readiness standards from additional placement or 33 readiness testing. 34 (3) To integrate the Iowa certificate of distinction in 35 -31- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 31/ 83
H.F. 215 career-readiness and college-readiness program with the I have 1 a plan Iowa program administered by the college student aid 2 commission, the Iowa core implementation plan, competency-based 3 education, the skilled Iowa program administered by the 4 department of workforce development, the economic development 5 authority’s targeted industries program, the Iowa science, 6 technology, engineering, and mathematics advisory council, and 7 other statewide workforce initiatives as appropriate. 8 g. To encourage business and industry to realize the 9 benefits of the certificate of distinction program. 10 2. The certificate of distinction program council is 11 created within the department to regularly advise and make 12 recommendations to the director and the state board on the 13 operation of the certificate of distinction program. The 14 governor shall appoint the council’s members. 15 a. The council shall submit its findings and recommendations 16 periodically and at least annually in a report to the governor, 17 the director, and the state board. The council shall do the 18 following: 19 (1) Recommend specific academic or skill areas for which 20 a certificate of distinction may be awarded, including but 21 not limited to certificates related to college-readiness, 22 specialized academic pathways, and specialized career and 23 technical pathways including fields related to science, 24 technology, engineering, and mathematics. 25 (2) Recommend standards for certificates of distinction 26 that reflect the high quality of work a student must complete 27 throughout a significant portion of the student’s secondary 28 education, and not merely during a single year. 29 (3) Recommend specific requirements and criteria for 30 awarding a certificate of distinction in each subject or area 31 of accomplishment. The requirements shall include but not be 32 limited to the demonstration of competencies in both content 33 and universal constructs through the following: 34 (a) A core course of study. 35 -32- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 32/ 83
H.F. 215 (b) A specialized course of study related to each area for 1 which a certificate of distinction may be awarded. 2 (c) Multiple assessments and demonstrations of competency 3 in a variety of formats including but not limited to at least 4 one standardized measure of college readiness and the national 5 career readiness certificate. 6 (d) A capstone project portfolio demonstrating academic and 7 nonacademic skills and abilities associated with postsecondary 8 academic success. The recommendation shall include the content 9 areas in which a capstone project may be completed and an 10 optional capstone project focusing on entrepreneurship or 11 entrepreneurial education. 12 (4) Recommend, as necessary, adjustments to types or 13 categories of certificates of distinction available for award 14 based on criteria to be determined by the state board. 15 (5) Recommend a tiered implementation schedule that 16 begins July 1, 2014, has a goal of making some certificates of 17 distinction available for award to the 2015 graduating class, 18 and results in full implementation of the program by July 1, 19 2017. 20 (6) Recommend a strategy to meet the objective established 21 in subsection 1, paragraph “f” . 22 (7) Recommend a strategy to encourage participating Iowa 23 businesses and industries to establish hiring preferences to 24 an applicant who was awarded a certificate of distinction, 25 including but not limited to a certificate that requires 26 attainment of a national career readiness certificate and other 27 readiness criteria. 28 b. The council shall be comprised of at least twenty 29 voting members representing the elementary and secondary 30 education community, the postsecondary education community, 31 small business employers, medium-size business employers, large 32 business employers, local government, state government, and 33 economic development entities. Members shall be appointed 34 to reflect a balance between educators and noneducators. In 35 -33- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 33/ 83
H.F. 215 selecting individuals for appointment to the council, the 1 governor shall seek nominations from the following entities: 2 (1) The Iowa business council. 3 (2) The Iowa association of business and industry. 4 (3) The Iowa chamber alliance. 5 (4) The professional developers of Iowa. 6 (5) The department of workforce development. 7 (6) The economic development authority. 8 (7) An association representing individuals providing Iowa 9 career and technical education. 10 (8) An association comprised of Iowa school counselors. 11 (9) A statewide organization representing Iowa 12 municipalities. 13 (10) The Iowa council of governments. 14 (11) The state board of regents, which shall submit 15 nominations for at least three prospective members. 16 (12) An association representing accredited private 17 institutions as defined in section 261.9. 18 (13) A statewide association representing Iowa’s community 19 college presidents. 20 (14) A statewide association representing Iowa school 21 administrators licensed under chapter 272. 22 (15) A statewide association representing the boards of 23 directors of Iowa school districts. 24 (16) A statewide association representing Iowa’s accredited 25 nonpublic schools. 26 (17) A statewide organization made up of the Iowa school 27 districts with the largest enrollments. 28 (18) A statewide organization representing teachers 29 licensed under chapter 272. 30 c. Four members of the general assembly shall serve as ex 31 officio, nonvoting members of the council, with one member to 32 be appointed by each of the following: the majority leader of 33 the senate, the minority leader of the senate, the speaker of 34 the house of representatives, and the minority leader of the 35 -34- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 34/ 83
H.F. 215 house of representatives. A legislative member serves for a 1 term as provided in section 69.16B and is eligible for per diem 2 and expenses as provided in section 2.10. 3 3. The state board shall adopt, and may amend, standards, 4 requirements, and criteria for awarding a certificate of 5 distinction, which shall be made available to school districts 6 and participating accredited nonpublic schools not later than 7 July 1, 2014. 8 4. By June 1, 2014, the state board shall adopt rules 9 pursuant to chapter 17A for the administration of this section, 10 including but not limited to rules establishing the minimum 11 components of the certificate of distinction program that 12 are part of the educational standards under section 256.11, 13 subsection 5. The rules shall require participating school 14 districts to note achievement of a certificate of distinction 15 on a qualifying student’s high school transcript. 16 5. The authorities in charge of an accredited nonpublic 17 school may elect to participate in the certificate of 18 distinction program, and may offer students enrolled in the 19 school the opportunity to participate in the program. 20 Sec. 55. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION —— CERTIFICATE OF 21 DISTINCTION PROGRAM. There is appropriated from the 22 general fund of the state to the department of education 23 for the following fiscal years the following amounts, or so 24 much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes 25 designated: 26 For purposes of developing and implementing the certificate 27 of distinction program pursuant to section 256.27, if enacted: 28 FY 2013-2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 200,000 29 DIVISION VI 30 TEACHER AND ADMINISTRATOR DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM 31 Sec. 56. Section 256.7, Code 2013, is amended by adding the 32 following new subsection: 33 NEW SUBSECTION . 33. Adopt rules establishing a statewide 34 system of evaluation and performance review requirements for 35 -35- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 35/ 83
H.F. 215 teachers and a statewide system of evaluation requirements for 1 administrators. The systems shall align with Iowa teaching 2 standards or the Iowa standards for school administrators, as 3 appropriate, and shall use clear and concise evaluation and 4 performance review criteria and descriptors; provide for a 5 fair and balanced use of student outcome measures, comprised 6 of objective, reliable measurers of student growth, classroom 7 observations and student surveys; include a tiered evaluation 8 or performance review system that differentiates at least four 9 tiers of teacher performance; and be applicable to all teachers 10 and school administrators, as appropriate, in a charter school, 11 school district, or area education agency. 12 Sec. 57. Section 256.9, subsections 46 and 51, Code 2013, 13 are amended to read as follows: 14 46. Develop core knowledge and skill criteria, based upon 15 significantly shaped by the Iowa teaching standards and the 16 interstate teacher assessment and support consortium’s model 17 core teaching standards , for the evaluation, the advancement, 18 and for teacher career development purposes pursuant to chapter 19 284 . The criteria shall further define the characteristics of 20 quality teaching as established by the Iowa teaching standards 21 and the interstate teacher assessment and support consortium’s 22 model core teaching standards . The director, in consultation 23 with the board of educational examiners, shall also develop a 24 transition plan for implementation of the career development 25 standards developed pursuant to section 256.7, subsection 25 , 26 with regard to licensure renewal requirements. The plan shall 27 include a requirement that practitioners be allowed credit for 28 career development completed prior to implementation of the 29 career development standards developed pursuant to section 30 256.7, subsection 25 . 31 51. Develop , and periodically review and revise as 32 necessary, Iowa standards for school administrators, including 33 knowledge and skill criteria, and develop, based on the 34 Iowa standards for administrators, mentoring and induction, 35 -36- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 36/ 83
H.F. 215 evaluation processes, and professional development plans 1 pursuant to chapter 284A . The criteria shall further define 2 the characteristics of quality administrators as established by 3 the Iowa standards for school administrators. 4 Sec. 58. Section 256.9, Code 2013, is amended by adding the 5 following new subsection: 6 NEW SUBSECTION . 63. Do all of the following by July 1, 7 2015, in order to develop and implement an Iowa educator 8 development system: 9 a. (1) Develop by July 1, 2015, additional Iowa teaching 10 standards designed specifically for purposes of chapters 279 11 and 284. The additional standards shall align with nationally 12 accepted teaching standards. Based upon the standards 13 developed pursuant to this paragraph, the director shall 14 develop core knowledge and skill criteria for the evaluation 15 and advancement of teachers, and for teacher career development 16 purposes pursuant to chapter 284. The criteria shall further 17 define the characteristics of quality teaching as significantly 18 shaped by the Iowa teaching standards and the interstate 19 teacher assessment and support consortium’s model core teaching 20 standards. 21 (2) The Iowa teaching standards developed pursuant to 22 subparagraph (1) shall be based on significant input from the 23 council on educator development established and convened by the 24 director. By October 15, 2015, the director shall submit to 25 the state board and to the general assembly recommendations 26 for changes in policy or statute. If implementation of the 27 Iowa teaching standards developed pursuant to subparagraph (1) 28 require a change in policy or statute, the change shall not be 29 made without statutory approval. 30 b. Develop and implement Iowa standards for school 31 administrators designed specifically for purposes of chapters 32 272 and 284A. The standards shall be based on significant 33 input from Iowa administrators and align with nationally 34 accepted school administrator standards. 35 -37- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 37/ 83
H.F. 215 c. Review and, where necessary, revise the standards and 1 requirements for the evaluator training program established 2 pursuant to section 284.10. 3 d. Develop and implement a coaching and support system for 4 teachers aligned with the Iowa teacher career paths, leadership 5 roles, and compensation framework established pursuant to 6 section 284.15, if enacted. 7 e. Develop and implement a coaching and support system 8 for administrators aligned with the beginning administrator 9 mentoring and induction program created pursuant to section 10 284A.5. 11 Sec. 59. Section 272.9A, subsection 1, Code 2013, is amended 12 to read as follows: 13 1. Beginning July 1, 2007, requirements Requirements for 14 administrator licensure beyond an initial license shall include 15 completion of a beginning administrator mentoring and induction 16 program and demonstration of competence on the administrator 17 Iowa standards for school administrators adopted pursuant to 18 section 284A.3 256.7, subsection 27 . 19 Sec. 60. Section 279.14, subsection 1, Code 2013, is amended 20 to read as follows: 21 1. The board shall establish written evaluation criteria 22 and shall establish and annually implement evaluation 23 procedures. The evaluation criteria and procedures shall be 24 consistent with the statewide system of performance review 25 requirements established by the state board pursuant to section 26 256.7, subsection 33, and the provisions of chapter 284. If 27 an exclusive bargaining representative has been certified, the 28 board shall negotiate in good faith with respect to evaluation 29 procedures pursuant to chapter 20 . 30 Sec. 61. Section 279.23A, Code 2013, is amended to read as 31 follows: 32 279.23A Evaluation criteria and procedures. 33 The board shall establish written evaluation criteria and 34 shall establish and annually implement evaluation procedures. 35 -38- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 38/ 83
H.F. 215 The evaluation criteria and procedures shall be consistent 1 with the statewide system of evaluation requirements for 2 administrators established by the state board pursuant to 3 section 256.7, subsection 33, and with the provisions of 4 chapter 284A. The board shall also establish written job 5 descriptions for all supervisory positions. 6 Sec. 62. Section 284.3, subsections 2 and 3, Code 2013, are 7 amended to read as follows: 8 2. A school board shall provide for the following: 9 a. For purposes of comprehensive evaluations for beginning 10 teachers required to allow beginning teachers to progress to 11 career teachers, standards and criteria that are the Iowa 12 teaching standards specified in subsection 1 and the criteria 13 for the Iowa teaching standards developed by the department in 14 accordance with section 256.9, subsection 46 director . These 15 standards and criteria shall be set forth in an instrument 16 provided by the department. The comprehensive evaluation 17 and instrument are not subject to negotiations or grievance 18 procedures pursuant to chapter 20 or determinations made by the 19 board of directors under section 279.14 . A local school board 20 and its certified bargaining representative may negotiate, 21 pursuant to chapter 20 , evaluation and grievance procedures for 22 beginning teachers that are not in conflict with this chapter . 23 If, in accordance with section 279.19 , a beginning teacher 24 appeals the determination of a school board to an adjudicator 25 under section 279.17 , the adjudicator selected shall have 26 successfully completed training related to the Iowa teacher 27 standards, the criteria adopted by the state board of education 28 in accordance with subsection 3 , and any additional training 29 required under rules adopted by the public employment relations 30 board in cooperation with the state board of education. 31 b. For purposes of performance reviews for teachers other 32 than beginning teachers, evaluations that contain, at a 33 minimum, the Iowa teaching standards specified in subsection 1 34 and the interstate teacher assessment and support consortium’s 35 -39- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 39/ 83
H.F. 215 model core teaching standards , as well as the criteria for the 1 Iowa additional teaching standards developed by the department 2 in accordance with section 256.9, subsection 46 director, 3 and a balanced use of student outcome measurers, comprised 4 of objective, reliable measures of student growth, classroom 5 observation, and student surveys . A local school board and its 6 certified bargaining representative may negotiate, pursuant 7 to chapter 20 , additional teaching standards and criteria. A 8 local school board and its certified bargaining representative 9 shall negotiate, pursuant to chapter 20 , evaluation and 10 grievance procedures for teachers other than beginning teachers 11 that are not in conflict with this chapter . 12 3. The state board shall adopt by rule pursuant to chapter 13 17A the criteria developed by the department in accordance with 14 section 256.9, subsection 46 director . 15 Sec. 63. Section 284.8, subsection 2, Code 2013, is amended 16 to read as follows: 17 2. If a supervisor or an evaluator determines, at any 18 time, as a result of a teacher’s performance that the teacher 19 is not meeting district expectations under the Iowa teaching 20 standards specified in section 284.3, subsection 1, paragraphs 21 “a” through “h” , the criteria for the Iowa teaching standards 22 developed by the department in accordance with section 256.9, 23 subsection 46 director , and any other standards or criteria 24 established in the collective bargaining agreement, the 25 evaluator shall, at the direction of the teacher’s supervisor, 26 recommend to the district that the teacher participate in an 27 intensive assistance program. The intensive assistance program 28 and its implementation are subject to negotiation and grievance 29 procedures established pursuant to chapter 20 . All school 30 districts shall be prepared to offer an intensive assistance 31 program. 32 Sec. 64. Section 284A.2, subsection 3, Code 2013, is amended 33 to read as follows: 34 3. “Comprehensive evaluation” means a summative evaluation 35 -40- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 40/ 83
H.F. 215 of a beginning administrator conducted by an evaluator 1 in accordance with section 284A.3 284A.4 for purposes of 2 determining a beginning administrator’s level of competency 3 for recommendation for licensure based on the Iowa standards 4 for school administrators adopted pursuant to section 256.7, 5 subsection 27 . 6 Sec. 65. Section 284A.3, Code 2013, is amended to read as 7 follows: 8 284A.3 Iowa standards for school administrators administrator 9 evaluations. 10 By July 1, 2008, each school board shall provide for 11 evaluations for administrators under individual professional 12 development plans developed in accordance with section 279.23A , 13 and the Iowa standards for school administrators and related 14 criteria adopted by the state board in accordance with section 15 256.7, subsection 27 . A local school board may establish 16 additional administrator standards and related criteria. This 17 section is repealed July 1, 2015. 18 Sec. 66. COUNCIL ON EDUCATOR DEVELOPMENT ESTABLISHED. 19 1. The director of the department of education shall 20 establish and convene a council on educator development 21 to review the current teacher and administrator evaluation 22 requirements and the teacher performance review requirements, 23 and to make recommendations to the director regarding 24 improvement to the evaluation and performance review 25 requirements for teachers and to the evaluation requirements 26 for administrators. 27 2. The council shall make recommendations to the director 28 concerning development of the following: 29 a. A holistic vision of teacher and administrator 30 development and dissemination of this vision to schools, school 31 districts, and area education agencies. 32 b. Methods designed to foster a culture of continuous 33 learning and improvement within schools, school districts, 34 and area education agencies with differentiated supports for 35 -41- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 41/ 83
H.F. 215 educators. 1 c. Iowa teaching standards and the administrator standards 2 for school administrators. 3 d. Performance review for teachers and evaluation criteria 4 for teachers and administrators. 5 e. A method for incorporating a fair and balanced use of 6 student outcome measures comprised of objective, reliable 7 measures of student growth, classroom observation, and student 8 surveys, into teacher evaluations. 9 f. A means to differentiate teacher performance into four 10 tiers. 11 3. The council shall be comprised of at least seventeen 12 voting members appointed by the director as follows: 13 a. Eight members representing education stakeholders; four 14 of whom shall be practitioners knowledgeable about the Iowa 15 core curriculum, and four of whom shall be knowledgeable about 16 current education research and practice in educator quality. 17 b. One member representing the department of education, who 18 shall serve as chairperson of the council. 19 c. One member representing the area education agencies. 20 d. One member representing a certified employee 21 organization representing teachers licensed under chapter 272. 22 e. One member representing a statewide organization 23 representing school administrators licensed under chapter 272. 24 f. One member representing rural school districts selected 25 by a statewide organization representing the boards of 26 directors of school districts. 27 g. One member representing an organization made up of Iowa 28 school districts with the largest student enrollments. 29 h. One member representing Iowa’s approved teacher 30 preparation programs. 31 i. One member representing Iowa’s approved administrator 32 preparation programs. 33 j. One member representing parents of Iowa elementary or 34 secondary students. 35 -42- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 42/ 83
H.F. 215 k. Other education stakeholders as determined by the 1 director. 2 4. Four members of the general assembly shall serve as ex 3 officio, nonvoting members of the council, with one member to 4 be appointed by each of the following: the majority leader of 5 the senate, the minority leader of the senate, the speaker of 6 the house of representatives, and the minority leader of the 7 house of representatives. 8 5. The council shall submit its findings and 9 recommendations to the state board of education, the governor, 10 and the general assembly by January 1, 2015. 11 6. The director shall consider the findings and 12 recommendations of the council to revise evaluator training in 13 accordance with section 256.9, subsection 63; and to develop 14 a statewide system of performance review requirements for 15 teachers and a statewide system of evaluation requirements for 16 administrators which the director shall submit to the state 17 board of education for approval. 18 Sec. 67. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION —— EDUCATOR DEVELOPMENT 19 SYSTEM. There is appropriated from the general fund of the 20 state to the department of education for the fiscal period 21 beginning July 1, 2013, and ending June 30, 2015, the following 22 amounts, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the 23 purposes designated: 24 For purposes of developing and implementing an Iowa educator 25 development system pursuant to section 256.9, subsection 63, 26 if enacted, and establishing a council on educator development 27 pursuant to this Act: 28 FY 2013-2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 500,000 29 FY 2014-2015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,500,000 30 Of the moneys appropriated each fiscal year for purposes of 31 this section, up to $300,000 may be used by the department for 32 administrative purposes and for not more than three full-time 33 equivalent positions. 34 DIVISION VII 35 -43- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 43/ 83
H.F. 215 IOWA TEACHER CAREER AND COMPENSATION MATTERS 1 Sec. 68. Section 257.1, subsection 2, paragraph b, Code 2 2013, is amended to read as follows: 3 b. For the budget year commencing July 1, 1999, and for each 4 succeeding budget year the regular program foundation base per 5 pupil is eighty-seven and five-tenths percent of the regular 6 program state cost per pupil. For the budget year commencing 7 July 1, 1991, and for each succeeding budget year the special 8 education support services foundation base is seventy-nine 9 percent of the special education support services state cost 10 per pupil. The combined foundation base is the sum of the 11 regular program foundation base, the special education support 12 services foundation base, the total teacher salary supplement 13 district cost, the total professional development supplement 14 district cost, the total early intervention supplement district 15 cost, the total teacher leadership supplement district cost, 16 the total area education agency teacher salary supplement 17 district cost, and the total area education agency professional 18 development supplement district cost. 19 Sec. 69. Section 257.1, subsection 3, Code 2013, is amended 20 to read as follows: 21 3. Computations rounded. In making computations and 22 payments under this chapter , except in the case of computations 23 relating to funding of special education support services, 24 media services, and educational services provided through the 25 area education agencies, and the teacher salary supplement, the 26 professional development supplement, and the early intervention 27 supplement, and the teacher leadership supplement, the 28 department of management shall round amounts to the nearest 29 whole dollar. 30 Sec. 70. Section 257.4, subsection 1, paragraph a, Code 31 2013, is amended by adding the following new subparagraph: 32 NEW SUBPARAGRAPH . (8) The total teacher leadership 33 supplement district cost. 34 Sec. 71. Section 257.8, subsection 2, Code 2013, is amended 35 -44- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 44/ 83
H.F. 215 to read as follows: 1 2. Categorical state percent of growth. The categorical 2 state percent of growth for the budget year beginning July 1, 3 2010, is two percent. The categorical state percent of growth 4 for the budget year beginning July 1, 2012, is two percent. 5 The categorical state percent of growth for each budget year 6 shall be established by statute which shall be enacted within 7 thirty days of the submission in the year preceding the 8 base year of the governor’s budget under section 8.21 . The 9 establishment of the categorical state percent of growth for a 10 budget year shall be the only subject matter of the bill which 11 enacts the categorical state percent of growth for a budget 12 year. The categorical state percent of growth may include 13 state percents of growth for the teacher salary supplement, the 14 professional development supplement, and the early intervention 15 supplement , and the teacher leadership supplement . 16 Sec. 72. Section 257.9, Code 2013, is amended by adding the 17 following new subsection: 18 NEW SUBSECTION . 11. Teacher leadership supplement state cost 19 per pupil. The teacher leadership supplement state cost per 20 pupil amount for the budget year beginning July 1, 2014, shall 21 be calculated by the department of management by dividing the 22 allocation amount for the budget year beginning July 1, 2014, 23 in section 284.13, subsection 1, paragraph “0e” , subparagraph 24 (5), by one-third of the statewide total budget enrollment for 25 the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014. The teacher leadership 26 supplement state cost per pupil for the budget year beginning 27 July 1, 2015, and succeeding budget years, shall be the teacher 28 leadership supplement state cost per pupil for the base year 29 plus a supplemental state aid amount that is equal to the 30 teacher leadership supplement categorical state percent of 31 growth, pursuant to section 257.8, subsection 2, for the budget 32 year, multiplied by the teacher leadership supplement state 33 cost per pupil for the base year. 34 Sec. 73. Section 257.10, subsection 8, paragraph a, Code 35 -45- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 45/ 83
H.F. 215 2013, is amended to read as follows: 1 a. Combined district cost is the sum of the regular program 2 district cost per pupil multiplied by the weighted enrollment, 3 the special education support services district cost, the total 4 teacher salary supplement district cost, the total professional 5 development supplement district cost, and the total early 6 intervention supplement district cost, and the total teacher 7 leadership supplement district cost, plus the sum of the 8 additional district cost allocated to the district to fund 9 media services and educational services provided through the 10 area education agency, the area education agency total teacher 11 salary supplement district cost and the area education agency 12 total professional development supplement district cost. 13 Sec. 74. Section 257.10, Code 2013, is amended by adding the 14 following new subsection: 15 NEW SUBSECTION . 12. Teacher leadership supplement cost per 16 pupil and district cost. 17 a. The teacher leadership supplement district cost per 18 pupil amount for the budget year beginning July 1, 2014, shall 19 be calculated by the department of management by dividing the 20 allocation amount for the budget year beginning July 1, 2014, 21 in section 284.13, subsection 1, paragraph “0e” , subparagraph 22 (5), by one-third of the statewide total budget enrollment 23 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014. For the budget 24 year beginning July 1, 2015, and succeeding budget years, the 25 teacher leadership supplement district cost per pupil for each 26 school district for a budget year is the teacher leadership 27 supplement program district cost per pupil for the base year 28 plus the teacher leadership supplement supplemental state aid 29 amount for the budget year. 30 b. For the budget year beginning July 1, 2015, and 31 succeeding budget years, if the department of management 32 determines that the unadjusted teacher leadership supplement 33 district cost of a school district for a budget year is less 34 than one hundred percent of the unadjusted teacher leadership 35 -46- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 46/ 83
H.F. 215 supplement district cost for the base year for the school 1 district, the school district shall receive a budget adjustment 2 for that budget year equal to the difference. 3 c. (1) The unadjusted teacher leadership supplement 4 district cost is the teacher leadership supplement district 5 cost per pupil for each school district for a budget year 6 multiplied by the budget enrollment for that school district. 7 (2) The total teacher leadership supplement district cost 8 is the sum of the unadjusted teacher leadership supplement 9 district cost plus the budget adjustment for that budget year. 10 d. For the budget year beginning July 1, 2014, and 11 succeeding budget years, the use of the funds calculated under 12 this subsection shall comply with the requirements of chapter 13 284 and shall be distributed to teachers pursuant to section 14 284.15. The funds shall be used only to increase the stipend 15 payment for a model, mentor, or lead teacher; to increase the 16 percentages of model, mentor, or lead teachers; to increase the 17 minimum teacher starting salary to thirty-two thousand dollars; 18 to cover the costs for the time mentor and lead teachers are 19 not providing instruction to students in a classroom; for 20 coverage of a classroom when an initial or career teacher is 21 observing or co-teaching with a mentor, model, or lead teacher; 22 for professional development time to learn best practices 23 associated with the career pathways leadership process; and for 24 other costs associated with an alternative teacher leadership 25 proposal submitted by a district and approved by the department 26 of education with the goals of improving instruction and 27 elevating the quality of teaching and student learning. 28 Sec. 75. Section 257.16, subsection 4, Code 2013, is amended 29 to read as follows: 30 4. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, if 31 the governor orders budget reductions in accordance with 32 section 8.31 , the teacher salary supplement district cost, 33 the professional development supplement district cost, and 34 the early intervention supplement district cost , and the 35 -47- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 47/ 83
H.F. 215 teacher leadership supplement district cost as calculated 1 under section 257.10, subsections 9, 10, and 11 , and 12, and 2 the area education agency teacher salary supplement district 3 cost and the area education agency professional development 4 supplement district cost as calculated under section 257.37A, 5 subsections 1 and 2 , shall be paid in full as calculated and 6 the reductions in the appropriations provided in accordance 7 with this section shall be reduced from the remaining moneys 8 appropriated pursuant to this section and shall be distributed 9 on a per pupil basis calculated with the weighted enrollment 10 determined in accordance with section 257.6, subsection 5 . 11 Sec. 76. Section 282.18, subsection 7, Code 2013, is amended 12 to read as follows: 13 7. A pupil participating in open enrollment shall be 14 counted, for state school foundation aid purposes, in the 15 pupil’s district of residence. A pupil’s residence, for 16 purposes of this section , means a residence under section 17 282.1 . The board of directors of the district of residence 18 shall pay to the receiving district the state cost per 19 pupil for the previous school year , the teacher leadership 20 supplement district cost per pupil for the previous fiscal 21 year as provided in section 257.10, and the teacher leadership 22 supplement state cost per pupil for the previous fiscal year 23 as provided in section 257.9 , plus any moneys received for 24 the pupil as a result of the non-English speaking weighting 25 under section 280.4, subsection 3 , for the previous school 26 year multiplied by the state cost per pupil for the previous 27 year. If the pupil participating in open enrollment is also 28 an eligible pupil under section 261E.6 , the receiving district 29 shall pay the tuition reimbursement amount to an eligible 30 postsecondary institution as provided in section 261E.7 . 31 Sec. 77. Section 284.2, subsections 1, 7, and 8, Code 2013, 32 are amended to read as follows: 33 1. “Beginning teacher” means an individual serving under an 34 initial or intern license, issued by the board of educational 35 -48- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 48/ 83
H.F. 215 examiners under chapter 272 , who is assuming a position as a 1 teacher. “Beginning teacher” includes an individual who is 2 an initial teacher. For purposes of the beginning teacher 3 mentoring and induction program created pursuant to section 4 284.5 , “beginning teacher” also includes preschool teachers 5 who are licensed by the board of educational examiners under 6 chapter 272 and are employed by a school district or area 7 education agency. “Beginning teacher” does not include a 8 teacher whose employment with a school district or area 9 education agency is probationary unless the teacher is serving 10 under an initial or teacher intern license issued by the board 11 of educational examiners under chapter 272 . 12 7. “Mentor” means an individual employed by a school 13 district or area education agency as a teacher or a retired 14 teacher who holds a valid license issued under chapter 15 272 . The individual must have a record of four two years 16 of successful teaching practice, must be employed on a 17 nonprobationary basis, and must demonstrate professional 18 commitment to both the improvement of teaching and learning and 19 the development of beginning teachers. 20 8. “Performance review” means a summative evaluation of 21 a teacher other than a beginning teacher and that is used 22 to determine whether the teacher’s practice meets school 23 district expectations and the Iowa teaching standards , and to 24 determine whether the teacher’s practice meets school district 25 expectations for career advancement in accordance with section 26 284.7 284.8 . 27 Sec. 78. Section 284.3, subsection 2, paragraph a, Code 28 2013, is amended to read as follows: 29 a. For purposes of comprehensive evaluations for , standards 30 and criteria which measure a beginning teachers required to 31 allow beginning teachers to progress to career teachers, 32 standards and criteria that are teacher’s performance against 33 the Iowa teaching standards specified in subsection 1 , and 34 the criteria for the Iowa teaching standards developed by the 35 -49- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 49/ 83
H.F. 215 department in accordance with section 256.9, subsection 46 to 1 determine whether the teacher’s practice meets the requirements 2 specified for a career teacher . These standards and criteria 3 shall be set forth in an instrument provided by the department. 4 The comprehensive evaluation and instrument are not subject to 5 negotiations or grievance procedures pursuant to chapter 20 or 6 determinations made by the board of directors under section 7 279.14 . A local school board and its certified bargaining 8 representative may negotiate, pursuant to chapter 20 , 9 evaluation and grievance procedures for beginning teachers that 10 are not in conflict with this chapter . If, in accordance with 11 section 279.19 , a beginning teacher appeals the determination 12 of a school board to an adjudicator under section 279.17 , the 13 adjudicator selected shall have successfully completed training 14 related to the Iowa teacher standards, the criteria adopted by 15 the state board of education in accordance with subsection 3 , 16 and any additional training required under rules adopted by the 17 public employment relations board in cooperation with the state 18 board of education . 19 Sec. 79. Section 284.3A, subsection 2, paragraph a, Code 20 2013, is amended to read as follows: 21 a. For the school budget year beginning July 1, 2010, 22 and each succeeding school year, school districts and area 23 education agencies shall combine payments made to teachers 24 under sections 257.10 and 257.37A with regular wages to 25 create a combined salary. The teacher contract issued under 26 section 279.13 must include the combined salary. If a school 27 district or area education agency uses a salary schedule, a 28 combined salary schedule shall be used for regular wages and 29 for distribution of payments under sections 257.10 and 257.37A , 30 incorporating the salary minimums required in section 284.7 31 or 284.15 . The combined salary schedule must use only the 32 combined salary and cannot differentiate regular salaries and 33 distribution of payments under sections 257.10 and 257.37A . 34 Sec. 80. Section 284.5, subsection 2, Code 2013, is amended 35 -50- HF 215 (5) 85 kh/rj/md 50/ 83
H.F. 215 by striking the subsection. 1 Sec. 81. Section 284.5, subsection 4, Code 2013, is amended 2 to read as follows: 3 4. Each school district and area education agency shall 4 develop an initial beginning teacher mentoring and induction 5 a plan for the program . A school district shall include its 6 plan in the school district’s comprehensive school improvement 7 plan submitted pursuant to section 256.7, subsection 21 . The 8 beginning teacher mentoring and induction plan shall, at a 9 minimum, provide for a two-year sequence of induction program 10 content and activities to support the Iowa teaching standards 11 and beginning teacher professional