1Amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), entitled "An
2act relating to the public school system, including certain
3provisions applicable as well to private and parochial
4schools; amending, revising, consolidating and changing the
5laws relating thereto," in certification of teachers, further
6providing for continuing professional education for school or
7system leaders.

8The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
9hereby enacts as follows:

10Section 1. Section 1205.5 of the act of March 10, 1949
11(P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, is
12amended by adding a subsection to read:

13Section 1205.5. Continuing Professional Education for School
14or System Leaders.--* * *

15(c.1) (1) Beginning with the school year that commences
16after the effective date of this subsection, school or system
17leaders whose school or school district makes adequate yearly
18progress or shows growth under the value-added assessment system
19as defined in section 221 for the three prior school years shall
20be exempt from the requirements of subsections (a) and (b).

21(2) If the school or school district fails to make adequate

1yearly progress or show growth under the value-added assessment
2system in any school year that commences after the effective
3date of this subsection, the school or system leaders assigned
4to that school or school district shall comply with subsections
5(a) and (b) until the school or school district again makes
6adequate yearly progress or shows growth under the value-added
7assessment system for three consecutive school years.

8* * *

9Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.