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Bill Detail: HB19-1002

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Title Leadership Professional Development For School Principals
Status Governor Signed (05/31/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House Sponsors J. Wilson (R)
B. McLachlan (D)
Senate Sponsors K. Priola (R)
R. Zenzinger (D)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee State, Veterans and Military Affairs
Date Introduced 01/04/2019

The bill creates the school leadership pilot program (program) to
provide professional development for public elementary, middle, and high
school principals. During the 2019-20 budget year, the department of
education (department) is directed to design and implement the program
or contract with a nonprofit entity to design and implement the program.
The program must include identification of high-quality school principals

who will interact with the school principals selected to receive
professional development through the program. The program must also
include professional development in distributive and collaborative
leadership skills with the goal of improving educator retention, school
climate and culture, and student outcomes.
School principals may apply to receive professional development
through the program during the 2020-21 and 2021-22 budget years. The
department or the contracted entity must review the applications and
recommend participants to the state board of education (state board), who
shall select the participants. Subject to available appropriations, the state
board must provide grants to the employing entities of the school
principals who participate in the program either as high-quality school
principals or to receive professional development. The grants are paid
from money appropriated to the school leadership pilot program fund
created in the bill.
By March 15, 2020, the department must report to the education
committees of the general assembly concerning the design of the
program. By January 15, 2022, the department must report to the
education committees concerning implementation of the program,
including recommendations for whether the program should be continued.
The program is repealed, effective July 1, 2022.

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