A. The Arizona performance based compensation system task force is established within the state board of education.  The task force shall consist of the following members appointed by the state board of education:

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 15-920.01

  • Governing board: means a body organized for the government and management of the schools within a school district or a county school superintendent in the conduct of an accommodation school. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Parent: means the natural or adoptive parent of a child or a person who has custody of a child. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • School district: means a political subdivision of this state with geographic boundaries organized for the purpose of the administration, support and maintenance of the public schools or an accommodation school. See Arizona Laws 15-101

1. Three certificated teachers who are currently teaching in this state, one of whom provides academic instruction in grades one through eight, one of whom provides academic instruction in grades nine through twelve and one of whom teaches in a specialized area of instruction.

2. Three members who are certificated administrators or school district governing board members.

3. Two members of the general public who do not hold an active certificate issued by the state board of education and who are not employed by any school district in this state.

4. Four members of the general public who are employed in the private sector in capacities that involve or promote economic development.

B. By February 2006, and each year thereafter, the superintendent of public instruction shall submit the data provided by school districts pursuant to section 15-977, subsection F to the Arizona performance based compensation system task force, which shall conduct an evaluation of performance based compensation systems in accordance with subsection C of this section.

C. The Arizona performance based compensation system task force shall conduct annual evaluations of one quarter of the school districts’ performance based compensation systems based on the data submitted to the task force by the superintendent of public instruction pursuant to subsection B of this section.  The annual evaluation shall:

1. Assess the relationship between components of individual school district performance based compensation systems and the improvement in:

(a) Individual student progress and achievement.

(b) Achievement of school district and school site goals.

(c) Teacher professional development.

(d) Teacher job satisfaction.

(e) Parent rating of the quality of education at the school and district levels.

2. Provide a report to the school districts evaluated each year assessing the effectiveness of each school district’s performance based compensation system, including any recommendations for improvement.  The report shall be delivered to the members of the school district governing board for consideration in a public meeting.

D. The Arizona performance based compensation system task force shall annually submit a summary of its findings and conclusions to the speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate.  A copy of the summary of findings and conclusions shall be provided to the chairperson of the house of representatives K-12 education committee, or its successor committee, and the chairperson of the senate K-12 education committee, or its successor committee.

E. On or before June 30, 2010, the Arizona performance based compensation system task force shall:

1. Provide recommendations to the state board of education on the implementation, operation and monitoring of performance based compensation systems and career ladder programs in the school districts of this state.

2. Develop written recommendations based on the elements prescribed in section 15-977, subsection C.  These written recommendations shall be submitted to the governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate and the state board of education. The Arizona performance based compensation system task force shall provide copies of the written recommendations to the secretary of state and the director of the Arizona state library, archives and public records.