Article 2. Credential Types, Authorizations, And Requirements. Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators.
Submission of a Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators by the employing agency shall be a prerequisite to the issuance of any emergency permit and/or limited assignment permit for that agency. Charter schools as defined in Education Code Section 47600 shall be exempt from submitting a Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators. The Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators by an employing agency shall be valid for no more than twelve months, and shall expire on the June 30 following its submission to the Commission. The Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators shall be submitted to the Commission on a form to be provided by the Commission, and shall include all of the following information:
(a) Estimated Need: This shall include the title(s) and number of each type of emergency permit and limited assignment permit which the employing agency estimates, based on previous year actual needs and projections of enrollment, it will need during the year covered by the Declaration. In addition, it shall include each subject to be listed on Emergency Single Subject and Limited Assignment Single Subject Teaching Permits and the target language on Emergency Multiple Subject or Single Subject Teaching Permits with a Bilingual, Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development (BCLAD) Emphasis or on Emergency BCLAD Permits. The Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators shall be revised, when the number of emergency permits and limited assignment permits needed exceeds the estimate by ten percent, by the governing board or superintendent/administrator of the employing agency, as specified in subsection (e) below.
(b) Efforts to Recruit Certified Personnel. This shall include a brief description of efforts that the employing agency has undertaken to locate and recruit individuals who hold the needed credentials, such as dated copies of written announcements of its vacancy or vacancies which were mailed to college or university placement centers.
(c) Efforts to Establish Alternative Training Options. The Declaration shall:
(1) identify the names of institutions of higher education co-sponsoring internships or other certification programs with the employing agency or, if no such programs exist, briefly explain why;
(2) if the employing agency participates in internship programs, estimate the number which the employing agency reasonably expects to employ during the year covered by the Declaration.
(d) Stipulation of Insufficiency of Suitable Applicants. The employing agency shall certify that there is an insufficient number of certificated persons who meet the employing agency's specified employment criteria to fill necessary positions.
(e) Adoption of the Declaration. The Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators shall be adopted by the governing board of a school district, or by the superintendent of a county office of education or by the administrator of a state school or nonpublic, nonsectarian school or agency.
(1) A Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators by a school district shall be adopted by the governing board in a regularly-scheduled, public meeting of the board. The entire Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators shall be included in the board agenda, and shall not be adopted by the board as part of a consent calendar.
(2) A superintendent of a county office or the administrator of a state school or nonpublic, nonsectarian school or agency shall publicly announce his or her intent to adopt a Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators at least 72 hours prior to adopting the Statement. The adopted Statement shall be signed by the superintendent or administrator.
Education Code 44225(q)
Education Code 44225(d)
Education Code 44225(g)
Education Code 44300
(Amended by Register 2009, No. 20.)