N.Y. Education Law Section 3030
Interstate agreement on qualifications of educational personnel


1.

The interstate agreement on qualifications of educational personnel is hereby enacted into law and entered into with all jurisdictions legally joining therein in the form substantially as follows: INTERSTATE AGREEMENT ON QUALIFICATIONS OF EDUCATIONAL PERSONNEL Article I Purpose, Findings, and Policy 1. The states party to this agreement, desiring by common action to improve their respective school systems by utilizing the teacher or other professional educational person wherever educated, declare that it is the policy of each of them, on the basis of cooperation with one another, to take advantage of the preparation and experience of such persons wherever gained, thereby serving the best interests of society, of education, and of the teaching profession. It is the purpose of this agreement to provide for the development and execution of such programs of cooperation as will facilitate the movement of teachers and other professional educational personnel among the states party to it, and to authorize specific interstate educational personnel contracts to achieve that end.

2.

The party states find that included in the large movement of population among all sections of the nation are many qualified educational personnel who move for family and other personal reasons but who are hindered in using their professional skill and experience in their new locations. Variations from state to state in requirements for qualifying educational personnel discourage such personnel from taking the steps necessary to qualify in other states. As a consequence, a significant number of professionally prepared and experienced educators is lost to our school systems. Facilitating the employment of qualified educational personnel, without reference to their states of origin, can increase the available educational resources. Participation in this compact can increase the availability of educational manpower. Article II Definitions As used in this agreement and contracts made pursuant to it, unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

1.

“Educational personnel” means persons who must meet requirements pursuant to state law as a condition of employment in educational programs.

2.

“Designated state official” means the educational official of a state selected by that state to negotiate and enter into, on behalf of this state, contracts pursuant to this agreement.

3.

“Accept”, or any variant thereof, means to recognize and give effect to one or more determinations of another state relating to the qualifications of educational personnel in lieu of making or requiring a like determination that would otherwise be required by or pursuant to the laws of a receiving state.

4.

“State” means a state, territory, or possession of the United States; the district of Columbia; or the commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

5.

“Originating state” means a state (and the subdivision thereof, if any) whose determination that certain educational personnel are qualified to be employed for specific duties in schools is acceptable in accordance with the terms of a contract made pursuant to article III.

6.

“Receiving state” means a state (and the subdivisions thereof) which accepts educational personnel in accordance with the terms of a contract made pursuant to article III. Article III Interstate Educational Personnel Contracts 1. The designated state official of a party state may make one or more contracts on behalf of his state with one or more other party states providing for the acceptance of educational personnel. Any such contract for the period of its duration shall be applicable to and binding on the states whose designated state officials enter into it, and the subdivisions of those states, with the same force and effect as if incorporated in this agreement. A designated state official may enter into a contract pursuant to this article only with states in which he finds that there are programs of education, certification standards or other acceptable qualifications that assure preparation or qualification of educational personnel on a basis sufficiently comparable, even though not identical to that prevailing in his own state.

2.

Any such contract shall provide for:

(a)

Its duration.

(b)

The criteria to be applied by an originating state in qualifying educational personnel for acceptance by a receiving state.

(c)

Such waivers, substitutions, and conditional acceptances as shall aid the practical effectuation of the contract without sacrifice of basic educational standards.

(d)

Any other necessary matters.

3.

No contract made pursuant to this agreement shall be for a term longer than five years but any such contract may be renewed for like or lesser periods.

4.

Any contract dealing with acceptance of educational personnel on the basis of their having completed an educational program shall specify the earliest date or dates on which originating state approval of the program or programs involved can have occurred. No contract made pursuant to this agreement shall require acceptance by a receiving state of any persons qualified because of successful completion of a program prior to January first, nineteen hundred fifty-four.

5.

The certification or other acceptance of a person who has been accepted pursuant to the terms of a contract shall not be revoked or otherwise impaired because the contract has expired or been terminated. However, any certificate or other qualifying document may be revoked or suspended on any ground which would be sufficient for revocation or suspension of a certificate or other qualifying document initially granted or approved in the receiving state.

6.

A contract committee composed of the designated state officials of the contracting states or their representatives shall keep the contract under continuous review, study means of improving its administration, and report no less frequently than once a year to the heads of the appropriate education agencies of the contracting states. Article IV Approved and Accepted Programs 1. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to repeal or otherwise modify any law or regulation of a party State relating to the approval of programs of educational preparation having effect solely on the qualification of educational personnel within that State.

2.

To the extent that contracts made pursuant to this Agreement deal with the educational requirements for the proper qualification of educational personnel, acceptance of a program of educational preparation shall be in accordance with such procedures and requirements as may be provided in the applicable contract. Article V Interstate Cooperation The party States agree that:

1.

They will, so far as practicable, prefer the making of multilateral contracts pursuant to Article III of this Agreement.

2.

They will facilitate and strengthen cooperation in interstate certification and other elements of educational personnel qualification and for this purpose shall cooperate with agencies, organizations, and associations interested in certification and other elements of educational personnel qualification. Article VI Agreement Evaluation The designated state officials of any party state may meet from time to time as a group to evaluate progress under the agreement, and to formulate recommendations for changes. Article VII Other Arrangements Nothing in this agreement shall be construed to prevent or inhibit other arrangements or practices of any party state or states to facilitate the interchange of educational personnel. Article VIII Effect and Withdrawal 1. This agreement shall become effective when enacted into law by two states. Thereafter it shall become effective as to any state upon its enactment of this agreement.

2.

Any party state may withdraw from this agreement by enacting a statute repealing the same, but no such withdrawal shall take effect until one year after the governor of the withdrawing state has given notice in writing of the withdrawal to the governors of all other party states.

3.

No withdrawal shall relieve the withdrawing state of any obligation imposed upon it by a contract to which it is a party. The duration of contracts and the methods and conditions of withdrawal therefrom shall be those specified in their terms. Article IX Construction and Severability This agreement shall be liberally construed so as to effectuate the purposes thereof. The provisions of this agreement shall be severable and if any phrase, clause, sentence, or provision of this agreement is declared to be contrary to the constitution of any state or of the United States, or the application thereof to any government, agency, person, or circumstance is held invalid, the validity of the remainder of this agreement and the applicability thereof to any government, agency, person, or circumstance shall not be affected thereby. If this agreement shall be held contrary to the constitution of any state participating therein, the agreement shall remain in full force and effect as to the state affected as to all severable matters.

2.

For the purposes of the agreement set forth in subdivision one of this section, the “designated state official” for this state shall be the commissioner of education.

3.

Two copies of all contracts made on behalf of this state pursuant to the agreement set forth in subdivision one of this section shall be kept on file in the office of the commissioner of education. The department shall publish all such contracts in convenient form.

Source: Section 3030 — Interstate agreement on qualifications of educational personnel, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/EDN/3030 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 22, 2024).

3001
Qualifications of teachers
3001‑A
Temporary teaching permit, person not a citizen
3001‑B
First aid instruction mandatory for coaches of extra-class public school athletic activities
3001‑C
First aid instruction mandatory for coaches of high school extra-class nonpublic school athletic activities
3001‑D
Criminal history record checks and conditional appointments
3002
Oath to support federal and state constitutions
3003
Qualifications of superintendents
3004
Regulations governing certification of teachers
3004‑A
National board for professional teaching standards certification grant program
3004‑B
Special procedures for certification
3004‑C
Denial of application for certification
3005
Leave of absence to teachers for teaching in foreign countries, other states and territories and other school districts
3005‑A
Leave of absence for teaching purposes
3005‑B
Leave of absence for personal illness
3006
Commissioner of education to issue certificates
3006‑A
Registration and continuing teacher and leader education requirements for holders of professional certificates in the classroom teaching ...
3007
Endorsement of foreign certificates and diplomas
3008
Certification of teachers by local authorities
3009
Unqualified teachers shall not be paid from school moneys
3010
Penalty for payment of unqualified teacher
3011
Contract with teacher
3012
Tenure: certain school districts
3012‑A
Elementary tenure area
3012‑C
Annual professional performance review of classroom teachers and building principals
3012‑D
Annual teacher and principal evaluations
3013
Abolition of office or position
3014
Tenure: boards of cooperative educational services
3014‑A
Teachers’ rights as a result of a board or boards of cooperative educational services taking over a program formerly operated by a school...
3014‑B
Teachers’ rights as a result of a school district taking over a program formerly operated by a board of cooperative educational services
3014‑C
Teachers’ rights as a result of a school district taking back tuition students
3014‑D
Teachers’ rights as a result of a school district sending students to another district on a tuition basis pursuant to section two thousan...
3015
Teacher’s salary when payable
3016
Contract when teacher is related to trustee or member of board of education
3017
Individual liability of trustees
3018
Revocation of certificate by district superintendent
3019
Penalty for teacher’s failure to complete contract
3019‑A
Notice of termination of service by teachers
3020
Discipline of teachers
3020‑A
Disciplinary procedures and penalties
3020‑B
Streamlined removal procedures for teachers rated ineffective
3021
Removal of superintendents, teachers and employees for treasonable or seditious acts or utterances
3021‑A
Notification of accusatory instrument alleging a sex offense
3022
Elimination of subversive persons from the public school system
3023
Liability of a board of education, trustee, trustees or board of cooperative educational services
3024
Teachers responsible for record books
3025
Verification of school register
3026
Discriminations based on sex prohibited
3027
Discrimination based on age prohibited
3028
Liability of school district for cost and attorney’s fees of action against, or prosecutions of, teachers, members of supervisory and adm...
3028‑A
Students under twenty-one years of age suspected of alcohol abuse or narcotic addiction
3028‑B
Notification of teachers’ duty to provide information and immunity from liability
3028‑C
Protection of school employees who report acts of violence and weapons possession
3028‑D
Protection of school employees who report information regarding illegal or inappropriate financial practices
3029
Hours of continuous duty for full time teachers
3029‑A
Silent meditation in public schools
3030
Interstate agreement on qualifications of educational personnel
3031
Procedure when tenure not to be granted at conclusion of probationary period or when services to be discontinued
3032
Teacher summer business training and employment program
3033
New York state mentor teacher-internship program
3034
Teacher career recruitment clearinghouse
3035
Duties of commissioner
3036
Coursework for reporting child abuse and maltreatment for those with coaching licenses or coaching certificates
3037
Grants for hiring teachers
3038
The superintendent of each school district, in consultation with the district superintendent of a board of cooperative educational servic...

Accessed:
Jun. 22, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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