TITLE 17. EDUCATION
CHAPTER 2. TEACHERS AND EMPLOYEES
PART I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
17:421.12 Supplements to salaries of school educational diagnosticians having certain credentials issued by the National Certification of Educational Diagnosticians Board
A. A full-time school educational diagnostician who holds a valid Louisiana teaching certificate or ancillary certificate, an educational diagnostician certification approved and issued by the state Department of Education, and a Nationally Certified Educational Diagnostician credential issued by the National Certification of Educational Diagnosticians Board and who is employed by a school board to provide educational diagnostic services to students or to provide supervision of any kind to educational diagnosticians shall receive from the school board, in addition to an annual salary, an annual amount of five thousand dollars when federal funds applied for this purpose by the local school system are available for distribution in the same manner as the annual salary.
B. (1) Any educational diagnostician who meets the requirements of Subsection A of this Section and who has been verified to have been awarded the Nationally Certified Educational Diagnostician credential issued by the National Certification of Educational Diagnosticians Board shall be paid the initial supplement beginning in the school year immediately following the school year in which he is awarded the credential if he submits appropriate documentation to the employing school board.
(2) The school board shall maintain documentation indicating the number of nationally certified educational diagnosticians employed by the school board who are receiving the supplement.
C. A school board shall budget, receive, and expend federal funds that are or may be allocated to implement the provisions of this Section.
D. In addition to any other requirements of this Section, to receive the salary supplement provided by this Section for the fall school term of the 2014-2015 school year, an otherwise eligible person shall have been awarded the initial credential issued by the National Certification of Educational Diagnosticians Board before July 1, 2013, and shall provide documentation of validity to the school board prior to September 1, 2013.
E. The salary supplement of any educational diagnostician authorized by this Section shall continue for a period not to exceed the term of the national credential as determined by the National Certification of Educational Diagnosticians Board; however, such supplement shall continue in effect without interruption as long as the educational diagnostician provides to the school board documentation of credential renewal by the National Certification of Educational Diagnosticians Board.
F. For the purposes of this Section, "school board" shall mean the governing authority of any city, parish, or other local public elementary or secondary school.
Added by Acts 2013, No. 393, § 1, eff. June 18, 2013.