This new rule defines the criteria for identifying content experts in the subjects of mathematics, science, computer science, reading and civics for eligibility for a Best and Brightest recruitment award.  

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    DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

    State Board of Education

    RULE NO.:RULE TITLE:

    6A-1.0504Best and Brightest Award Subject Area Content Expert

    PURPOSE AND EFFECT: This new rule defines the criteria for identifying content experts in the subjects of mathematics, science, computer science, reading and civics for eligibility for a Best and Brightest recruitment award.

    SUMMARY: To develop a rule to replace Rule 6AER-19-01, adopted by the State Board of Education on July 29, 2019, in order to assist school districts in their efforts to recruit newly hired K-12 classroom teachers who are subject matter content experts. The effect will be to define the criteria for identifying content experts in the subjects of mathematics, science, computer science, reading and civics for eligibility for a Best and Brightest recruitment award.

    SUMMARY OF STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS AND LEGISLATIVE RATIFICATION:

    The Agency has determined that this will not have an adverse impact on small business or likely increase directly or indirectly regulatory costs in excess of $200,000 in the aggregate within one year after the implementation of the rule. A SERC has not been prepared by the Agency.

    The Agency has determined that the proposed rule is not expected to require legislative ratification based on the statement of estimated regulatory costs or if no SERC is required, the information expressly relied upon and described herein: The proposed rule is not expected to have any adverse effect on economic growth, business competitiveness, or any of the other criteria set forth in section 120.541(2)(a), F.S. and is not expected is require legislative ratification. This is based upon the nature of the rule, which sets forth criteria that will allow schools districts to access funds to recruit certain new teachers.

    Any person who wishes to provide information regarding a statement of estimated regulatory costs, or provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.

    RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 1001.02(1),(2)(n), 1011.62, FS.

    LAW IMPLEMENTED: 1012.731, FS.

    A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:

    DATE AND TIME: November 15, 2019, 9:00 a.m.

    PLACE: Government Services Building, 1769 East Moody Boulevard #2, Bunnell, FL 32110.

    THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Abbey Stewart, Bureau Chief, Bureau of Educator Recruitment, Development and Retention, Abbey.Stewart@fldoe.org.

     

    THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE IS:

     

    6A-1.0504 Best and Brightest Award Subject Area Content Expert

    In order to allow school districts and charter school governing boards to distribute recruitment awards for the Best and Brightest Award as authorized in section 1012.731, F.S., a content expert means the following:

    (1) For mathematics, science, computer science, reading and civics, a person who has sufficient subject matter expertise as defined in 6A-1.0503(2)(a); or

    (2) For the areas of mathematics, science, or computer science, a person who has either:

    (a) Earned at least a master’s degree from an institution accredited by the United States Department of Education in the areas of mathematics, science, computer science, or an equivalent field of study as determined by the employing school district or charter school governing board; or

    (b) Earned at least a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by the United States Department of Education in the areas of mathematics, science, computer science, or an equivalent field of study as determined by the employing school district or charter school governing board, and who has at least five (5) years’ teaching experience in the associated subject area or at least five (5) years’ work experience in the associated subject area.

    (3) For the area of civics, a person who has either:

    (a) Earned at least a master’s degree from an institution accredited by the United States Department of Education in the areas of political science, American history, social studies, law, social science, or an equivalent field of study as determined by the employing school district or charter school governing board; or

    (b) Earned at least a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by the United States Department of Education in the areas of political science, American history, social studies, legal studies, social science, or an equivalent field of study as determined by the employing school district or charter school governing board, and who has at least five (5) years’ teaching experience in the associated subject area or at least five (5) years’ work experience in the associated subject area.

    (4) For the area of reading, a person who has either:

    (a) Earned at least a master’s degree from an institution accredited by the United States Department of Education in the areas of reading, literacy instruction, or an equivalent field of study as determined by the employing school district or charter school governing board; or

    (b) Earned at least a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by the United States Department of Education in reading, literacy instruction, or an equivalent field of study as determined by the employing school district or charter school governing board and who has at least five (5) years’ teaching experience in reading.

    Rulemaking Authority 1001.02(1),(2)(n), 1011.62 FS. Law Implemented 1012.731 FS. History - New

     

    NAME OF PERSON ORIGINATING PROPOSED RULE: Abbey Stewart, Bureau Chief, Bureau of Educator Recruitment, Development and Retention.

    NAME OF AGENCY HEAD WHO APPROVED THE PROPOSED RULE: Richard Corcoran, Commissioner, Department of Education

    DATE PROPOSED RULE APPROVED BY AGENCY HEAD: October 11, 2019

    DATE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT PUBLISHED IN FAR: September 19, 2019

Document Information

Comments Open:
10/16/2019
Summary:
To develop a rule to replace Rule 6AER-19-01, adopted by the State Board of Education on July 29, 2019, in order to assist school districts in their efforts to recruit newly hired K-12 classroom teachers who are subject matter content experts. The effect will be to define the criteria for identifying content experts in the subjects of mathematics, science, computer science, reading and civics for eligibility for a Best and Brightest recruitment award.
Purpose:
This new rule defines the criteria for identifying content experts in the subjects of mathematics, science, computer science, reading and civics for eligibility for a Best and Brightest recruitment award.
Rulemaking Authority:
1001.02(1),(2)(n), 1011.62, F.S.
Law:
1012.731, F.S.
Contact:
Abbey Stewart, Bureau Chief, Bureau of Educator Recruitment, Development and Retention, Abbey.Stewart@fldoe.org.
Related Rules: (1)
6A-1.0504.