Section 1012.42, Florida Statutes 2004
1012.42 Teacher teaching out-of-field.--
(1) ASSISTANCE.--Each district school board shall adopt and implement a plan to assist any teacher teaching out-of-field, and priority consideration in professional development activities shall be given to teachers who are teaching out-of-field. The district school board shall require that such teachers participate in a certification or staff development program designed to provide the teacher with the competencies required for the assigned duties. The board-approved assistance plan must include duties of administrative personnel and other instructional personnel to provide students with instructional services. Each district school board shall contact its regional workforce board, created pursuant to s. 445.007, to identify resources that may assist teachers who are teaching out-of-field and who are pursuing certification.
(2) NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS.--When a teacher in a district school system is assigned teaching duties in a class dealing with subject matter that is outside the field in which the teacher is certified, outside the field that was the applicant's minor field of study, or outside the field in which the applicant has demonstrated sufficient subject area expertise, as determined by district school board policy in the subject area to be taught, the parents of all students in the class shall be notified in writing of such assignment.
History.--s. 717, ch. 2002-387.