During the 2013 Legislative Session, Senate Bill 1108 was passed and signed into law. Section 9 of the bill added an ESE instruction component of 20 inservice hours or 1 college credit to the professional certification requirements. Read more about the bill and how it may impact you here: ESE Certification Requirements
“There are certain things that lend themselves easily to mathematical interpretation,” said Stephanie Baxter-Jenkins, executive director of the Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association. “I don’t think teaching or how kids learn are things that are easily captured in a mathematical formula.” Read more here:How does VAM measure teachers?
FEA worked diligently working to ensure that the language related to the increase made it as flexible as possible for school districts to work with. Based on the final language, each district can use current evaluation plans and data to determine how the money is distributed and to whom it will be distributed. The next step will be to address this during our[...]