SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 83
(By Senators Plymale, Wells, Beach, Browning, Edgell, Foster, Laird, Stollings, Tucker, Unger and Boley)
[Originating in the Committee on Education]
Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance conduct a study to determine the value of implementing a professional career ladder program for teachers tied to a student growth formula.
Whereas, the Legislature recognizes the need to offer career opportunities and advancement for teachers outside the current model; and
Whereas, the Legislature also recognizes the need to encourage student growth and develop student potentiality; and
Whereas, historically, little emphasis has been placed on compensating teachers based on student performance; and
Whereas, several states have recently implemented career ladder programs that tie teacher professional advancement to student achievement; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is requested to conduct a study to determine the value of implementing a professional career ladder program for teachers tied to student growth; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the study include research of existing, relevant and timely data on national and state initiatives that purport similar objectives; and, be it
Further resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2012, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it
Further resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.