83R9236 PAM-D
  By: Villarreal H.B. No. 2012
  relating to collection, distribution, and use of information
  relating to salaries and working conditions of public school
  classroom teachers.
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter B, Chapter 7, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 7.038 to read as follows:
         Sec. 7.038.  CLASSROOM TEACHER SALARY STUDY. (a) The agency
  shall collect classroom teacher salary data from school districts
  through the Public Education Information Management System
         (b)  The agency shall provide the data collected under
  Subsection (a) in summary form on the agency's Internet website in a
  manner that indicates, by school district, the average salaries of
  classroom teachers by subject and grade level.
         (c)  The agency shall use the data collected under Subsection
  (a) to conduct a cost-of-living salary comparability analysis in
  each region of the state to determine how classroom teacher
  salaries compare to salaries in similar professions. The
  commissioner shall delineate the geographic boundaries of the
  regions of the state and designate the professions that constitute
  similar professions for purposes of conducting the salary
  comparability analysis under this subsection. Not later than
  December 1, 2014, the agency shall prepare and deliver a report of
  the salary comparability analysis conducted under this subsection
  to the governor, lieutenant governor, speaker of the house of
  representatives, and presiding officer of each standing
  legislative committee with primary jurisdiction over public
  education. The agency shall post a copy of the report on the
  agency's Internet website.
         (d)  The agency shall collect data and conduct the
  cost-of-living salary comparability analysis under this section
  using only available funds and resources from public or private
         (e)  This section expires September 1, 2015.
         SECTION 2.  Subchapter C, Chapter 7, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 7.064 to read as follows:
  The commissioner by rule shall develop an online survey to be
  administered statewide at least biennially to superintendents,
  principals, supervisors, classroom teachers, counselors, and other
  appropriate full-time professional employees who are required to
  hold a certificate issued under Subchapter B, Chapter 21.
         (b)  In developing the survey under this section, the
  commissioner shall ensure that the survey is designed to elicit
  information relating to the following issues:
               (1)  teaching and working conditions as predictors of
  student achievement and growth;
               (2)  the relationship between teaching and working
  conditions and teacher retention;
               (3)  the influence of school leadership on teaching and
  learning conditions, including:
                     (A)  meaningful involvement of teachers in
  determining professional development needs;
                     (B)  meaningful involvement of teachers in campus
  decisions and initiatives; and
                     (C)  support for teachers in student disciplinary
               (4)  the relationship between teaching and working
  conditions and student attendance and graduation;
               (5)  the appropriate time during the day for
  collaborative instructional planning;
               (6)  facilities resources needs; and
               (7)  other supports needed for educators to be
  successful in the classroom.
         (c)  The commissioner shall contract with a third-party
  entity with appropriate research and evaluation expertise to
  administer the survey required by this section. The third-party
  survey administrator shall collect responses and protect the
  identity of the respondents. The third-party survey administrator
  shall provide the survey responses to the commissioner or a person
  designated by the commissioner not later than the 60th day after the
  date the survey is administered.
         (d)  After the administration of each survey, the
  commissioner may make the survey results available to the public.
  The commissioner shall provide the survey results to school
  districts and campuses.
         (e)  Each school district shall use the survey results to
  review and revise, as appropriate, district-level improvement
  plans and plans for each campus in the manner provided under
  Subchapter F, Chapter 11.
         (f)  The commissioner shall use the survey results to
  develop, review, and revise:
               (1)  agency professional development offerings;
               (2)  agency initiatives aimed at teacher retention; and
               (3)  standards for principals and superintendents.
         (g)  The commissioner shall carry out duties under this
  section, including contracting for the administration of the
  survey, using only available funds and resources from public and
  private sources.
         SECTION 3.  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, 2013.