Chapter 317

Chapter 317

2003 -- H 5350 AS AMENDED

Enacted 07/17/03

 

 

AN ACT

RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS

     

     

     Introduced By: Representative S Anderson

     Date Introduced: January 30, 2003

 

 

 

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

 

     SECTION 1. Section 16-2-5.1 of the General Laws in Chapter 16-2 entitled "School

Committees and Superintendents" is hereby amended to read as follows:

     16-2-5.1. Professional development. (a) The department of elementary and secondary

education in cooperation with the Rhode Island association of school committees shall develop a

professional development educational program for Rhode Island school committees, that will

include instruction in school finance, school law; duties and responsibilities of the committee,

duties and responsibilities of the superintendent, ethics, the requirements of the open meetings

law, student achievement, strategic planning, educational standards, student assessment, school

accountability, data interpretation and analysis, collaboration building, advocacy, annual

performance evaluation of the school superintendent and the local school committee, and any

other topics as the department of elementary and secondary education and the Rhode Island

association of school committees may deem to be necessary.

     (b) In conformity with section 16-60-4(15), the board of regents for elementary and

secondary education shall approve the professional development program and create a process for

recognizing school committee members that successfully complete the program in part or in

whole.

     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.     

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