CHAPTER 295

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 343

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO EDUCATION.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE :

Section 1. Amend §1212, Title 14 of the Delaware Code by inserting in the end of said section the following:

“The professional development required by this chapter for license renewal may be waived if the educator has successfully completed the professional development requirements pursuant to an approved local school district professional development pilot plan. The Secretary, after consultation with the Professional Standards Board, may approve one pilot local school district’s professional development plan, submitted within twelve months of enactment of this Bill, if the pilot plan was developed and agreed upon by the district, ratified by the organization representing the district’s teachers for collective bargaining purposes, and the pilot plan is at least as rigorous as the professional development requirements under this Chapter. A pilot local professional development plan approved under this section shall be considered a three-year pilot professional development plan. After three years, the local school district may seek to have the pilot professional development plan continued pursuant to §1203 of this Chapter.”

Section 2. Amend §1270, Title 14 of the Delaware Code by inserting a new subsection (i) to read as follows:

“(i) Notwithstanding subsection (h) of this section, one local school district may establish a pilot evaluation program if approved by the Secretary pursuant to this subsection. The Secretary, after consultation with the Professional Standards Board, may approve one pilot local school district evaluation plan if the pilot plan was developed and agreed upon by the district, ratified by the organization representing the district’s teachers for collective bargaining purposes, and the pilot plan is at least as rigorous as the evaluation requirements under this Chapter and is approved within twelve months of enactment of the Bill. One pilot evaluation plan approved under this subsection shall be considered a three year pilot evaluation plan. After three years, the local school district may seek to have the pilot evaluation plan continued pursuant to §1203 of this Chapter.”

Approved May 03, 2000