By: Van Arsdale H.B. No. 722
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
relating to contract requirements for contracts entered into
between superintendents and independent school districts.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 11.201(b), Education Code, is amended to
read as follows:
(b) The board of trustees of an independent school district
may employ by contract a superintendent for a term not to exceed
five years. A superintendent's total annual compensation may not
exceed six times the median annual teacher salary paid in the
district. A superintendent's contract may not provide for carrying
forward accrued leave, including compensatory time off, vacation
leave, or sick leave, from one fiscal year to the next.
SECTION 2. Section 22.003(a), Education Code, is amended to
read as follows:
(a) A state minimum personal leave program consisting of
five days per year personal leave with no limit on accumulation,
except as provided by Section 11.201(b), and transferable among
districts shall be provided for school district employees. School
districts may provide additional personal leave beyond this
minimum. The board of trustees of a school district may adopt a
policy governing an employee's use of personal leave granted under
this subsection, except that the policy may not restrict the
purposes for which the leave may be used.
SECTION 3. Section 11.201(b), Education Code, as amended by
this Act, applies only to a contract entered into between the board
of trustees of an independent school district and a superintendent
on or after the effective date of this Act. A contract entered into
between the board of trustees of an independent school district and
a superintendent before the effective date of this Act is governed
by the law in effect at the time the contract was entered into, and
that law is continued in effect for that purpose.
SECTION 4. This Act takes effect immediately if it 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 for immediate effect, this
Act takes effect September 1, 2005.