HOUSE BILL 412
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2019
Christine Trujillo and Joanne J. Ferrary and Karen C. Bash and Natalie Figueroa and Raymundo Lara
RELATING TO SCHOOL PERSONNEL; PROVIDING FOR PROGRAM UNITS FOR LICENSED SCHOOL EMPLOYEES CERTIFIED BY THE NATIONAL BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARDS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. Section 22-8-23.4 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 2003, Chapter 144, Section 2 and Laws 2003, Chapter 152, Section 9, as amended) is amended to read:
"22-8-23.4. NATIONAL BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARDS--[CERTIFIED TEACHERS] PROGRAM UNITS.--The number of program units for [teachers] licensed school employees certified by the national board for professional teaching standards is determined by multiplying by one and one-half the number of [teachers] licensed school employees certified by the national board for professional teaching standards employed by the school district or charter school on or before the first reporting date of the school year and verified by the department. Department approval of these units shall be contingent on verification by the school district or charter school that these [teachers are] licensed school employees are employed in a position for which they hold certification by the national board of professional teaching standards and are receiving a one-time salary differential equal to or greater than the amount generated by the units multiplied by the program unit value during the fiscal year in which the school district or charter school will receive these units."
SECTION 2. APPLICABILITY.--The provisions of this act apply to the 2019-2020 school year and subsequent school years.
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