302A-804 Powers and duties of the department, commission, and charter schools. (a) The department, commission, and charter schools shall retain all of their rights and powers except for the authority provided to the board under this subpart.

(b) The department's powers and duties under this subpart shall be limited to:

(1) Hiring, except in emergency situations as described in this chapter, licensed teachers to teach in their fields of licensing;

(2) Reporting data annually to the board about the supply of, and demand for, teachers in department schools, including the identification of shortage areas, out-of-field teaching assignments, numbers of teachers teaching out-of-field, numbers and types of courses and classes taught by out-of-field teachers, and numbers and types of students taught by out-of-field teachers;

(3) On an emergency and case-by-case basis, hiring unlicensed individuals; provided that:

(A) A list of the names, work sites, teaching assignments, and progress toward licensing of these individuals shall be reported to the board and any changes shall be updated on a monthly basis by the department;

(B) There are no properly licensed teachers for the specific assignments for which the individuals are being hired; and

(C) No individual may be employed by the department on an emergency basis for more than three years. During this time, the individual shall demonstrate active pursuit of licensing in each year of employment;

(4) Submitting an annual report to the board documenting:

(A) The number of emergency hires in department schools by subject matter areas and by school;

(B) The reasons and duration of employment for the emergency hiring enumerated in subparagraph (A);

(C) Individual progress toward licensing; and

(D) The department's efforts to address the shortages described in subparagraph (A); and

(5) Providing any other information requested by the board that is pertinent to its powers and duties.

(c) The commission's powers and duties under this subpart shall be limited to:

(1) Reporting data annually to the board about the supply of, and demand for, teachers in charter schools, including the identification of shortage areas, out-of-field teaching assignments, numbers of teachers teaching out-of-field, numbers and types of courses and classes taught by out-of-field teachers, and numbers and types of students taught by out-of-field teachers;

(2) Submitting an annual report to the board documenting:

(A) The number of emergency hires in charter schools by subject matter areas and by school;

(B) The reasons and duration of employment for the emergency hiring enumerated in subparagraph (A); and

(C) Individual progress toward licensing; and

(3) Providing any other information requested by the board that is pertinent to the commission's powers and duties.

(d) A charter school's powers and duties under this subpart shall be limited to:

(1) Except in emergency situations as described in this chapter, hiring licensed teachers to teach in their fields of licensing;

(2) On an emergency and case-by-case basis, hiring unlicensed individuals; provided that:

(A) A list of the names, work sites, teaching assignments, and progress toward licensing of these individuals shall be reported to the board and any changes shall be updated on a monthly basis by the charter schools;

(B) There are no properly licensed teachers for the specific assignments for which the individuals are being hired; and

(C) No individual may be employed by the charter school on an emergency basis for more than three years. During this time, the individual shall demonstrate active pursuit of licensing in each year of employment; and

(3) Providing any other information requested by the board that is pertinent to the charter school's powers and duties. [L 1996, c 89, pt of 2; am L 2001, c 312, pt of 10; am L 2008, c 125, 2, 4; am L 2011, c 23, 1; am L 2014, c 39, 6]

 

 

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