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Amendment

 

May Special Session, 2016

LCO No. 6412

   
 

*SB0050106412SRO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. FASANO, 34th Dist.

SEN. WITKOS, 8th Dist.

SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th Dist.

SEN. CHAPIN, 30th Dist.

SEN. FORMICA, 20th Dist.

SEN. BOUCHER, 26th Dist.

SEN. MARKLEY, 16th Dist.

SEN. LINARES, 33rd Dist.

SEN. HWANG, 28th Dist.

SEN. GUGLIELMO, 35th Dist.

SEN. FRANTZ, 36th Dist.

To: Senate Bill No. 501

File No.

Cal. No.

(As Amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A")

"AN ACT ADJUSTING THE STATE BUDGET FOR THE BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE 30, 2017. "

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. Subsection (g) of section 10-233c of the 2016 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(g) On and after July 1, [2015, all] 2016, suspensions pursuant to this section [shall] may be in-school suspensions, except a local or regional board of education may authorize the administration of schools under its direction to impose an out-of-school suspension on any pupil in (1) grades three to twelve, inclusive, if, during the hearing held pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, (A) the administration determines that the pupil being suspended poses such a danger to persons or property or such a disruption of the educational process that the pupil shall be excluded from school during the period of suspension, or (B) the administration determines that an out-of-school suspension is appropriate for such pupil based on evidence of (i) previous disciplinary problems that have led to suspensions or expulsion of such pupil, and (ii) efforts by the administration to address such disciplinary problems through means other than out-of-school suspension or expulsion, including positive behavioral support strategies, or (2) grades preschool to two, inclusive, if during the hearing held pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, the administration determines that an out-of-school suspension is appropriate for such pupil based on evidence that such pupil's conduct on school grounds is of a violent or sexual nature that endangers persons. An in-school suspension may be served in the school that the pupil attends, or in any school building under the jurisdiction of the local or regional board of education, as determined by such board. Nothing in this section shall limit a person's duty as a mandated reporter pursuant to section 17-101a to report suspected child abuse or neglect.

Sec. 502. Subsection (a) of section 10-148a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(a) For the school year commencing July 1, 2013, and each school year thereafter, each certified employee shall participate in a program of professional development. Each local and regional board of education shall make available, annually, at no cost to its certified employees, a program of professional development that is not fewer than [eighteen] nine hours in length, of which a preponderance is in a small group or individual instructional setting. Such program of professional development shall (1) be a comprehensive, sustained and intensive approach to improving teacher and administrator effectiveness in increasing student knowledge achievement, (2) focus on refining and improving various effective teaching methods that are shared between and among educators, (3) foster collective responsibility for improved student performance, and (4) be comprised of professional learning that (A) is aligned with rigorous state student academic achievement standards, (B) is conducted among educators at the school and facilitated by principals, coaches, mentors, distinguished educators, as described in section 10-145s, or other appropriate teachers, (C) occurs frequently on an individual basis or among groups of teachers in a job-embedded process of continuous improvement, and (D) includes a repository of best practices for teaching methods developed by educators within each school that is continuously available to such educators for comment and updating. Each program of professional development shall include professional development activities in accordance with the provisions of subsection (b) of this section.

Sec. 503. Section 10-66q of the general statutes is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Sec. 504. Section 10-262j of the 2016 supplement to the general statutes is repealed. (Effective from passage)"

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Sec. 501

July 1, 2016

10-233c(g)

Sec. 502

July 1, 2016

10-148a(a)

Sec. 503

July 1, 2016

Repealer section

Sec. 504

from passage

Repealer section