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AB-221 Teachers: third-party contracts: prohibitions.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Article 14 (commencing with Section 32440) is added to Chapter 3 of Part 19 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code, to read:

Article  14. Third-Party Organization Teacher Contracts
32440.
 (a) Commencing with the 2020–21 school year, a local educational agency shall not enter into a contract with a third-party organization to do any of the following:
(1) Employ teachers who commit to teaching in the organization for less than five years.
(2) Employ teachers to teach at any school maintained by the local educational agency that has at least 40 percent of its pupils being from low-income families, as specified pursuant to Title I of the federal Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.).
(3) Pay the organization any fee associated with interviewing or hiring a teacher candidate.
(b) This section shall not be construed to apply to a teacher’s placement at a school described in subdivision (a) before the start of the 2020–21 school year.
(c) For purposes of this section, a “local educational agency” means a school district, county office of education, or charter school.
SEC. 2.
 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.