(a)(1) In this section, “classroom teacher” means a teacher who is primarily responsible and accountable for the students in
(2) “Classroom teacher” does not include:
(i) Curriculum specialists;
(ii) Guidance counselors;
(iv) Media specialists;
(v) Instructional aides;
(vi) Attendance personnel;
(vii) Health services personnel;
(ix) Social workers;
(x) Clerical personnel;
(xi) Community college staff; or
(xii) Any other individual whose job does not require skill in the field of education
and who is not responsible for the day-to-day instruction of the same group of students.
(b)(1) By the beginning of the 2012-2013 academic year, the Department shall develop
a uniform data collection method to track the number of students who regularly participate
in a classroom teacher's class.
(2) The uniform data collection method developed under paragraph (1) of this subsection
shall reflect the number of students who participate in a classroom teacher's class
as of September 30 of each year.
(c) Beginning with the 2012-2013 academic year, each county board shall:
(1) Implement the uniform data collection method developed under subsection (b) of
this section; and
(2) Report the results of the data collection to the Department on or before December
1 of each year.
(d) On or before March 1 each year, the Department shall report to the General Assembly,
in accordance with § 2-1257 of the State Government Article, on the data obtained under subsection (c)(2) of this section.
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