00 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 162(EDC) am
01 "An Act relating to tenure of public school teachers; and providing for an effective
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:
04 * Section 1. AS 14.20.147(b) is amended to read:
05 (b) When a school operated by a federal agency is transferred to or absorbed
06 into a new or existing school district, the teachers shall also be transferred if mutually
07 agreed by the teacher or teachers and the school board of the new or existing district.
08 A teacher transferred from a federal agency school that does not have an official salary
09 schedule or teacher tenure in the same manner as a public school district in the state
10 shall be placed on a position on the salary schedule of the absorbing district; the salary
11 may not be less than the teacher would have received in the federal agency school. If
12 the teacher taught five [THREE] or more years in the federal agency school and, at the
13 time of transfer, had a valid Alaska teaching certificate, that teacher shall be placed on
14 tenure in the absorbing district.
01 * Sec. 2. AS 14.20.150(a) is amended to read:
02 (a) Except as provided in (c), [OR] (d), or (f) of this section, a teacher
03 acquires tenure rights in a district when the teacher
04 (1) possesses a valid teaching certificate that authorizes the teacher to
05 be employed as a certificated teacher or as an administrator under regulations adopted
06 by the department;
07 (2) has been employed as a teacher in the same district continuously
08 for five [THREE] full school years;
09 (3) receives, in the fifth [THIRD] year of any five-year [THREE-
10 YEAR] period of continuous employment with the district, an evaluation under the
11 district's evaluation system stating that the teacher's performance meets the district
12 performance standards; and
13 (4) on or before October 15 of the school year,
14 (A) accepts a contract for employment as a teacher in the
15 district for a sixth [FOURTH] consecutive school year; and
16 (B) performs a day of teaching services in the district during
17 that school year.
18 * Sec. 3. AS 14.20.150 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:
19 (f) For teachers employed by a rural school district, the years of employment
20 required to acquire tenure rights as provided in (a) of this section shall be reduced by
21 two years. In this subsection, "rural school district" means a regional educational
22 attendance area or a school district located in a small borough or first class city with a
23 population of less than 5,500.
24 * Sec. 4. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to
26 APPLICABILITY. Sections 1 - 3 of this Act apply to a contract or collective
27 bargaining agreement that becomes legally binding on or after the effective date of secs. 1 - 3
28 of this Act.
29 * Sec. 5. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).