|Public Schools. Permanent Class Size Reduction.|
Parent-Teacher Councils. Teacher Credentialing.
Pupil Suspension for Drug Possession. Chief
Inspector's Office. Initiative Statute.
|Official Title and Summary prepared by the Attorney General|
|Full Text of
|PUBLIC SCHOOLS. PERMANENT CLASS SIZE REDUCTION.|
PARENT-TEACHER COUNCILS. TEACHER CREDENTIALING.
PUPIL SUSPENSION FOR DRUG POSSESSION. CHIEF
INSPECTOR'S OFFICE. INITIATIVE STATUTE.
- Creates permanent fund for reduction of kindergarten through third-grade class size.
- Funding eligibility requires each school establish governing council of parents/teachers. Council consults with principal, makes all curriculum/expenditure decisions for school; principal responsible for personnel decisions.
- Pupil performance to be utilized for teacher evaluations.
- Teachers must pass subject matter examinations for credential and assignment to teach particular subjects.
- Immediate pupil suspension for drug possession.
- Creates Office of Chief Inspector of Public Schools to evaluate school quality.
Summary of Legislative Analyst's
Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact:
- Creates up to $60 million in new state programs. A significant portion of the annual cost probably would be paid from within the state's existing education budget or be offset by increased fee collections.
- Potential costs to local school districts in the high tens of millions of dollars annually for new teacher testing requirements and various other provisions. The actual costs to districts could be significantly less, depending on how the state implemented the measure.
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