Section 239.121, Florida Statutes 2001
1239.121 Occupational specialists.--
(1) District school boards and community college boards of trustees may employ occupational specialists to provide student counseling services and occupational information to students and to provide information to local business and industry regarding the availability of vocational programs through local educational institutions. Under the supervision of a certified counselor, occupational specialists may undertake special assignments that include, but are not limited to, the identification and intensive counseling of current and former students and the parents of such students, as well as counseling students and all education personnel regarding job and career opportunities.
(2) Occupational specialists shall receive certification pursuant to State Board of Education rule. No occupational specialist may be paid less than any other member of the instructional personnel who has equivalent qualifications and provides similar services. Occupational specialists may receive salary supplements upon documentation that such supplements are necessary for recruiting or retaining suitable personnel.
History.--s. 9, ch. 92-136; s. 49, ch. 94-232; s. 3(7), ch. 2000-321.
1Note.--Repealed January 7, 2003, by s. 3(7), ch. 2000-321, and shall be reviewed by the Legislature prior to that date.