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FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 244

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL SYSTEM II ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

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

Amend Chapter 12, Title 14 of the Delaware Code by making deletions as shown by strike through and insertions as shown by underline as follows and by redesignating accordingly:

§ 1275 DPAS II Advisory Committee.

(a) The Secretary shall convene a the Delaware Performance Appraisal System II Advisory Committee which may provide advice concerning rules and regulations that are to be promulgated pursuant to this subchapter. The Committee shall consist of the following members:

(1) Two public school teachers appointed by the Delaware State Education Association; Three public school teachers appointed by the Delaware State Education Association;

(2) Two public school administrators appointed by the Delaware Association for School Administrators; Three public school administrators appointed by the Delaware Association for School Administrators;

(3) One public school superintendent or his/her designee, appointed by the School Chiefs’ Association;

(3)(4) A member of a local school board appointed by the Delaware State School Board Association;

(4)(5) A parent with a child or children in public school selected by the Delaware Congress of Parents and Teachers; Delaware Parent-Teacher Association;

(5)(6) A representative of higher education appointed by the Council of Presidents Governor from an institution that offers a teacher preparation program authorized by the Department of Education;

(6)(7) A representative from the Office of the Governor;

(7)(8) The Chair of the Education Committee of the Delaware House of Representatives, or the Chair’s designee;

(8)(9) The Chair of the Education Committee of the Delaware Senate, or the Chair’s designee; and

(b) The Committee shall meet once a quarter each year.

(c ) Annually the Committee shall designate a Chairperson and a Vice Chairperson from amongst its membership.

(d) The committee shall review data produced by the Delaware Performance Appraisal System II, specifically whether the Department of Education is addressing the fidelity of system implementation statewide, that the data being collected is accurate and reliable, and that it is being used fairly for improving educator quality and professional development opportunities.

(e) The committee shall review proposed new amendments concerning educator evaluation to the State’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act Flexibility Waiver prior to submission to United States Department of Education.

(f) The Department shall provide the Committee with the data produced by the Delaware Performance Appraisal System II, as necessary for the Committee and information necessary for the committee to fulfill responsibilities pursuant to the above and make recommendations regarding educator quality, professional development, and organizational improvement.

(g)The committee may provide comments in writing to the Governor, Secretary, and the General Assembly on sections (d) (e) and (f).

(b)(h) The Delaware Performance Appraisal System II Advisory Committee shall review any proposed regulations to be promulgated pursuant to this subchapter and may shall submit written comments concerning the same to the Secretary and to the State Board prior to the Board's consideration of any proposed regulations.

Section 2.  The effective date of this Act shall be July 1, 2014. 

Approved July 01, 2014