Comments: IN SB0638 | 2019 | Regular Session

Bill Title: Collective bargaining matters. Provides that increases or increments in a local teacher salary range are not required to be equal for all teachers even if the salary increases or increments are based on the same combination of weighted factors. Provides that teacher working hours are subject to collective bargaining. Provides that an employer is required to discuss: (1) working conditions; and (2) student learning; with the exclusive representative of certificated employees. Removes teacher evaluations from the list of items that are required to be considered to determine teacher salary increases or increments. Makes changes to the term "deficit financing" for purposes of determining the amount of money that is available for teacher contracts. Provides that ILEARN program test scores from the ILEARN program tests taken in the spring of 2019 or 2020 may not be used by a school corporation as part of an annual performance evaluation of a particular certificated employee. Resolves conflict between P.L.213-2018(ss), SECTION 24 and P.L.213-2018(ss), SECTION 25.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-14 - Senator Mrvan added as coauthor [SB0638 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

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