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6.131 Teaching Out-of-Field

6.131 Teaching Out-of-Field

Chapter 6.00: Personnel




I. The employment or assignment of out-of-field teachers may occur when a qualified and appropriately certificated teacher is unavailable. Any teacher who is employed or assigned out-of-field shall be required to satisfy the course credit requirement in State Board of Education Rule 6A-1.0503 if he/she is appointed in a subsequent school year(s). The deadline for earning the six (6) semester hours of college credit in the appropriate field shall be September 1 of the second year, and any subsequent school year(s), of the out- of-field teaching assignment.

II. Each principal shall report to the Superintendent any teacher who is assigned to teach a subject(s) for which he/she is not properly certificated. Such reports shall be filed at the beginning of each school year, or if changes occur thereafter, and shall include the following information: teacher’s name, the certificate area(s) on the Florida Educator Certificate, and the out-of-field assignment. The School Board’s minutes shall reflect such approvals.

III. The district shall report out-of-field teachers on the District website within thirty (30) days before the beginning of each semester.

IV. The Superintendent shall recommend and the Board shall adopt a plan to assist such teacher.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.

LAWS IMPLEMENTED: 1001.43, 1012.42, 1012.55, 1012.57, F.S.


HISTORY: Adopted: 07/14/1998

Revision Date(s): 10/14/1999, 07/11/2017

Formerly: D-7