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72-5445. Application of act; years of employment requirements, waiver; effect of nonrenewal or revocation of license; agreements; annual report. (a) (1) Subject to the provisions of subsections (b) and (c), the provisions of K.S.A. 72-5438 through 72-5443, and amendments thereto, apply only to: (A) Teachers who have completed not less than three consecutive years of employment, and been offered a fourth contract, in the school district, area vocational-technical school or community college by which any such teacher is currently employed; and (B) teachers who have completed not less than two consecutive years of employment, and been offered a third contract, in the school district, area vocational-technical school or community college by which any such teacher is currently employed if at any time prior to the current employment the teacher has completed the years of employment requirement of subpart (A) in any school district, area vocational-technical school or community college in this state.

(2) Any board may waive, at any time, the years of employment requirements of provision (1) for any teacher employed by it.

(3) The provisions of this subsection are subject to the provisions of K.S.A. 72-5446, and amendments thereto.

(b) The provisions of K.S.A. 72-5438 through 72-5443, and amendments thereto, do not apply to any teacher whose license has been nonrenewed or revoked by the state board of education for the reason that the teacher: (1) Has been convicted of a felony under K.S.A. 2010 Supp. 21-36a01 through 21-36a17, prior to their transfer, or article 57 of chapter 21 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto, or any felony violation of any provision of the uniform controlled substances act prior to July 1, 2009; (2) has been convicted of a felony described in any section of article 34 of chapter 21 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, prior to their repeal, or article 54 of chapter 21 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, or K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 21-6104, 21-6325, 21-6326 or 21-6418, and amendments thereto, or an act described in K.S.A. 21-3412, prior to its repeal, or subsection (a) of K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 21-5413, or K.S.A. 21-3412a, prior to its repeal, or K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 21-5414, and amendments thereto, if the victim is a minor or student; (3) has been convicted of a felony described in any section of article 35 of chapter 21 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, prior to their repeal, or article 55 of chapter 21 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, or K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 21-6419 through 21-6421, and amendments thereto, or has been convicted of an act described in K.S.A. 21-3517, prior to its repeal, or subsection (a) of K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 21-5505, and amendments thereto, if the victim is a minor or student; (4) has been convicted of any act described in any section of article 36 of chapter 21 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, prior to their repeal, or article 56 of chapter 21 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto; (5) has been convicted of a felony described in article 37 of chapter 21 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, prior to their repeal, or article 58 of chapter 21 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated or subsection (a)(6) of K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 21-6412, and amendments thereto; (6) has been convicted of an attempt under K.S.A. 21-3301, prior to its repeal, or K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 21-5301, and amendments thereto, to commit any act specified in this subsection; (7) has been convicted of any act which is described in K.S.A. 21-4301, 21-4301a or 21-4301c, prior to their repeal, or K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 21-6401 or 21-6402, and amendments thereto; (8) has been convicted in another state or by the federal government of an act similar to any act described in this subsection; or (9) has entered into a criminal diversion agreement after having been charged with any offense described in this subsection.

(c) (1) The provisions of this subsection shall apply to a teacher described in subsection (a)(1)(A) of this section. After a teacher has completed not less than three consecutive years of employment and if the requirements of paragraph (2) have been satisfied, the board of education of the school district and the teacher may enter into an agreement under which the school district may offer the teacher a contract of employment for a fourth year or a fourth and fifth year and the teacher agrees that the provisions of K.S.A. 72-5438 through 72-5443, and amendments thereto, shall not apply to such teacher unless a sixth contract is offered to the teacher.

(2) A school district offering a contract pursuant to this subsection shall prepare a written plan of assistance for the teacher being offered such contract and shall submit such plan of assistance to the teacher at the time such contract is offered. Prior to signing or rejecting a contract, the teacher shall have not less than 48 hours from the time the contract is offered to review and consider the contract and the plan of assistance. The plan of assistance shall be written to address those areas of teacher performance where the school district believes the teacher's performance is less than satisfactory.

(3) If an agreement under this subsection is reached by the teacher and the school district, then the school district shall file annually a report with the state board of education which shall contain the following information in subparagraphs (A) through (D):

(A) The number of teachers that were offered by the school district a contract under subsection (a)(1)(A) of this section;

(B) the number of teachers that were offered by the school district an agreement under this subsection;

(C) the number of teachers that accepted the agreement under this subsection;

(D) the number of teachers that were not offered by the school district either a contract under subsection (a)(1)(A) of this section or an agreement under this subsection.

(4) In addition to the reports required under paragraph (3), each school district shall report annually to the state board of education, the committee on education of the senate and the committee on education of the house of representatives the number of contracts issued under subsection (a) which result in the application of K.S.A. 72-5438 through 72-5443, and amendments thereto, to the teachers who receive such contracts and the year of employment for which the contract is issued.

(5) The provisions of this subsection shall expire on July 1, 2016.

History: L. 1974, ch. 301, § 10; L. 1975, ch. 373, § 8; L. 1976, ch. 315, § 7; L. 1984, ch. 267, § 3; L. 1992, ch. 185, § 7; L. 1998, ch. 171, § 2; L. 2001, ch. 177, § 12; L. 2005, ch. 69, § 21; L. 2009, ch. 32, § 58; L. 2010, ch. 74, § 15; L. 2011, ch. 93, § 1; L. 2012, ch. 166, § 16; July 1.

Section was amended twice in the 2011 session, see also 72-5445a.



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