Honorable Rob Eissler, Chair, House Committee on Public Education
John S. O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB1432 by Giddings (Relating to the assignment of a public school student to an inexperienced or uncertified teacher.), As Introduced
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
Beginning in fiscal year 2008, for districts with enrollment of at least 5,000 students, the bill would prohibit students in grade 7 or higher in subjects for which they take an assessment and students in grades Kindergarten through 6 from being assigned for two consecutive school years to a teacher who either has less than one year of teaching experience or who does not hold the appropriate certificate issued by the State Board for Educator Certification unless a parent or guardian and school administrator agree to allow the assignment.
Local Government Impact
To the extent that school districts would need to hire additional teachers or more experienced teachers under the provisions of the bill, additional local cost could be incurred.