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AB-1248 Teachers: permanent status.(2015-2016)



SECTION 1.

 Section 44929.21 of the Education Code is amended to read:

44929.21.
 (a) (1)  Every employee of a school district of any type or class having an average daily attendance of 250 pupils  or more who, after having been employed by the school  district for three complete consecutive school years in a position or positions requiring certification qualifications, is reelected for the next succeeding school year to a position requiring certification qualifications shall, at the commencement of the succeeding school year year,  be classified as as,  and become become,  a permanent employee of the school  district.
(2)  This subdivision shall apply only to probationary employees whose probationary period commenced prior to  before  the 1983–84 fiscal year.
(b) (1)  Every employee of a school district of any type or class having an average daily attendance of 250 pupils  or more who, after having been employed by the school  district for two complete consecutive school years in a position or positions requiring certification qualifications, is reelected for the next succeeding school year to a position requiring certification qualifications shall, at the commencement of the succeeding school year year,  be classified as as,  and become become,  a permanent employee of the school  district.
(2)  The governing board of the school district  shall notify the employee, on or before March 15 of the employee’s second complete consecutive school year of employment by the school  district in a position or positions requiring certification qualifications, of the decision to reelect or not reelect the employee for the next succeeding school year to the position. In the event that the governing board  If the governing board of the school district  does not give notice pursuant to this section on or before March 15, the employee shall be deemed reelected for the next succeeding school year.
(3)  This subdivision shall apply only to probationary employees whose probationary period commenced during the 1983–84 fiscal year or any fiscal year thereafter.
(c) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2018, and, as of January 1, 2019, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2019, deletes or extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.

SEC. 2.

 Section 44929.21 is added to the Education Code, to read:

44929.21.
 (a) Every employee of a school district having an average daily attendance of 250 pupils or more who, after having been employed by the school district for three complete consecutive school years in a position or positions requiring certification qualifications, and received three consecutive evaluation ratings of effective or better, based upon the evaluation criteria established by the state board pursuant to Section 33039, as amended by Assembly Bill 1078 of the 2015–16 Regular Session, is reelected for the next succeeding school year to a position requiring certification qualifications shall, at the commencement of the succeeding school year, be classified as, and become, a permanent employee of the school district.
(b) A certificated employee shall lose permanent status if he or she receives two consecutive evaluation ratings of ineffective.
(c) A certificated employee shall lose permanent status if he or she receives four consecutive evaluation ratings of minimally effective or a combination of minimally effective and ineffective.
(d) The school district shall offer a professional growth or remediation plan to a certificated employee who has received an evaluation rating of ineffective or has received two consecutive evaluation ratings of minimally effective.
(e) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2018.
SEC. 3.
 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
SEC. 4.
 This act shall become operative only if Assembly Bill 1078 of the 2015–16 Regular Session is also enacted and takes effect on or before January 1, 2016.