Bill Text: TX HB1088 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the salary paid to certain professional employees of public schools.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-04 - Referred to Public Education [HB1088 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HB1088-Introduced.html
  87R4770 MEW-D
 
  By: Reynolds H.B. No. 1088
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the salary paid to certain professional employees of
  public schools.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 21.402, Education Code, is amended by
  adding Subsections (c-2), (c-3), and (d) and amending Subsection
  (g) to read as follows:
         (c-2)  Notwithstanding Subsection (a), for the 2021-2022
  school year, a classroom teacher, full-time librarian, full-time
  school counselor certified under Subchapter B, or full-time school
  nurse is entitled to a monthly salary that is at least equal to the
  sum of:
               (1)  the monthly salary the employee would have
  received for the 2021-2022 school year under the district's salary
  schedule for the 2020-2021 school year, if that schedule had been in
  effect for the 2021-2022 school year, including any local
  supplement and any money representing a career ladder supplement
  the employee would have received in the 2021-2022 school year; and
               (2)  $400.
         (c-3)  Subsection (c-2) and this subsection expire September
  1, 2022.
         (d)  A classroom teacher, full-time librarian, full-time
  school counselor certified under Subchapter B, or full-time school
  nurse employed by a school district in the 2021-2022 school year is,
  as long as the employee is employed by the same district, entitled
  to a salary that is at least equal to the salary the employee
  received for the 2021-2022 school year.
         (g)  The commissioner may adopt rules to govern the
  application of this section, including rules that:
               (1)  require the payment of a minimum salary under this
  section to a person employed in more than one capacity for which a
  minimum salary is provided and whose combined employment in those
  capacities constitutes full-time employment; and
               (2)  specify the credentials a person must hold to be
  considered a [speech pathologist or] school nurse under this
  section.
         SECTION 2.  Subchapter F, Chapter 48, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 48.2521 to read as follows:
         Sec. 48.2521.  ADDITIONAL STATE AID FOR SALARY INCREASES FOR
  CERTAIN PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES. (a)  A school district, including
  a school district that is otherwise ineligible for state aid under
  this chapter, is entitled to state aid in an amount equal to the
  product of $4,000 multiplied by the number of classroom teachers,
  full-time librarians, full-time school counselors certified under
  Subchapter B, Chapter 21, and full-time school nurses employed by
  the district.
         (b)  The commissioner may adopt rules to implement this
  section.
         SECTION 3.  Section 21.402(c-1), Education Code, is
  repealed.
         SECTION 4.  This Act applies beginning with the 2021-2022
  school year.
         SECTION 5.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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