Licensed personnel in a nonpublic school may establish a local committee for the same purpose as local committees established by public school districts. Licensed personnel in two or more nonpublic schools may combine to form a local committee upon the agreement of 70 percent of the licensed personnel in each school. The chair of the committee shall submit to the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board, on an annual basis no later than November 1 of each year, verification of the membership of the committee and verification of the school or schools whose personnel have established the committee.
Licensed personnel in one or more nonpublic schools may join with an appropriate public school district in the establishment of a local committee, provided that 70 percent of the licensed personnel from each nonpublic school and 70 percent of the licensed personnel employed by the public school district agree to such a committee. The superintendent of the district shall submit to the director of licensing verification of the membership of the committee and verification of the nonpublic schools whose personnel have joined in the establishment of the committee.
Insofar as possible, the committees authorized in subparts 1 and 2 shall be established and shall function in the same manner as provided for committees of public school districts and in such way as to provide fair representation for all licensed personnel and objective evaluation of requests for renewal of licenses. Duties of the committee and criteria for granting clock hours shall be identical to those for committees of public school districts.
17 SR 1279; L 1998 c 397 art 11 s 3; 25 SR 588; L 2017 1Sp5 art 12 s 22
August 21, 2017