Bill Text: TX HB255 | 2017 | 85th Legislature 1st Special Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the salary paid to certain professional staff employed by public schools.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-08-08 - Left pending in committee [HB255 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-HB255-Introduced.html
  85S10260 MM-D
 
  By: Reynolds H.B. No. 255
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the salary paid to certain professional staff employed
  by 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 2017-2018
  school year, a classroom teacher, full-time librarian, full-time
  school counselor certified under Subchapter B, or full-time 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 2017-2018 school year under the district's salary
  schedule for the 2016-2017 school year, if that schedule had been in
  effect for the 2017-2018 school year, including any local
  supplement and any money representing a career ladder supplement
  the employee would have received in the 2017-2018 school year; and
               (2)  $400.
         (c-3)  Subsection (c-2) and this subsection expire September
  1, 2018.
         (d)  A classroom teacher, full-time librarian, full-time
  school counselor certified under Subchapter B, or full-time nurse
  employed by a school district in the 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 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.  Section 42.2513(a), Education Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (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 sum of:
               (1)  the product of $500 multiplied by the number of
  full-time district employees, other than administrators or
  employees subject to the minimum salary schedule under Section
  21.402; [and]
               (2)  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
  nurses employed by the district; and
               (3)  the product of $250 multiplied by the number of
  part-time district employees, other than administrators.
         SECTION 3.  Section 21.402(c-1), Education Code, is
  repealed.
         SECTION 4.  This Act applies beginning with the 2017-2018
  school year.
         SECTION 5.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, if this
  Act receives a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each
  house, as provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  
  If this Act does not receive the vote necessary to take effect
  September 1, 2017, this Act takes effect on the 91st day after the
  last day of the legislative session.
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