HCS HB 1380 -- CAREER LADDER FOR TEACHERS
SPONSOR: Cunningham, 86 (Lager)
COMMITTEE ACTION: Voted "do pass" by the Committee on Education
by a vote of 21 to 0.
Currently, state aid for the Career Ladder Program for teachers
has a proration factor, like other categorical aid. This
substitute removes the proration factor for career ladder aid.
The substitute clarifies that teachers at all stages of the
Career Ladder Program must do the usual and customary work
required. The substitute allows Pettis County schools to keep
the proceeds of an environmental law fine incurred before
November 1, 2003.
The substitute contains an emergency clause.
FISCAL NOTE: Estimated Net Cost on General Revenue Fund of
$3,947,351 in FY 2005, FY 2006, and FY 2007. Estimated Net Cost
on Other State Funds of $0 in FY 2005, FY 2006, and FY 2007.
PROPONENTS: Supporters say that as long as the funding formula
remains underfunded, the career ladder payment is prorated.
Teachers cannot anticipate from one year to the next what their
career ladder payments will be. Teachers complete the work in
the fiscal year before money for the payment is appropriated.
Testifying for the bill were Representative Lager; Missouri State
Teachers Association; and Missouri National Education
OPPONENTS: There was no opposition voiced to the committee.
Becky DeNeve, Senior Legislative Analyst
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Missouri House of Representatives
92nd General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Last Updated September 23, 2004 at 11:15 am