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Administrative Flexibility For School Districts

Concerning measures to increase flexibility for local public education entities in the elementary and secondary public education system.
2017 Regular Session
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Bill Summary

Sections 1 through 5.

The bill allows a rural school district to hire a nonlicensed person to fill a vacant licensed teacher position if, after trying to fill the position with a licensed teacher, the board of education of the district passes a resolution declaring a critical shortage of licensed teachers. The hiring school district must provide professional development and support to the nonlicensed person. The nonlicensed person is subject to the same employment and evaluation provisions that apply to licensed teachers.

Section 6.

The bill creates a process and standard by which a rural school district, group of rural school districts, or board of cooperative services may obtain waivers of statutes and rules.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. J. Wilson



The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details