School reform, maximum final change approved by the Senate (PDF)

PNRR Decree 2with 179 votes in favor and 22 against, the Assembly renewed its confidence in governmentapprove maximum change completely replaces DDL 2598, Transformation into Law by Decree-Law of 30 April 2022, n. 36, which contains additional urgent measures for the implementation of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR). The text now goes on to the Chamber’s study.

PNRR Decree 2 and School Reform: Ok by the Senate, the final text

The text to PNRR Decree 2 will arrive ‘armored’ to the House of Representatives given that it must be converted into law under penalty of forfeiture before 29 June. We summarize below the most important news regarding the ‘school package’ contained in Decree No. 36.

Competitions, merit placements integrated with suitable candidates

Paragraph 10 of Article 47 provided for the integration of the rankings referred to in Article 59 (2). 10, letter d), and para. 15, letter c), in Legislative Decree of 25 May 2021, No. 73, amended by Act of 23 July 2021, No. 106, with the results of the candidates suitable for having reached or exceeded the minimum score set out in section 15 of the same Article 59 of Legislative Decree No. 73 of 2021.

Therefore, the involvement of suitable candidates in the merit rankings for regular competitions for the teaching staff to kindergarten, primary school and high school (including the new STEM competition).
This integration shall be carried out within the limits of the expenditure appropriations provided for in the legislation in force and in accordance with the system of appropriations referred to in Article 39 (2). 3 and 3-bis, in Act No. 449.

Establishment of the School Support Group for PNRR, digitization of schools

PCS. Article 47 (1) states PNRR School Support Group, with the task of ensuring constant accompaniment to the educational institutions for the implementation of the Plan’s investments in relation to the digitization of the schools. This task is performed together with the existing territorial training teams and under the functional coordination of the mission unit under the PNRR under the Ministry of Education. It should be recalled that the territorial training teams were set up in accordance with Art. 1, section 725, of Act 145/2018.

Review and update of the competition classes

PCS. Paragraph 1 of Article d) -bis dictates provisions on the rationalization of competition classes. Specifically, the law refers to one or more decrees from the Minister of Education, which must be adopted in consultation with the Minister of Universities and Research. revision and toupdating the typology of the competition classes for access to the roles of teaching staff in primary and secondary schools with a view to their rationalization and amalgamation.

The purpose of the provision in question is to rationalize the classes and their unification in order to promote the interdisciplinarity and multidisciplinarity of innovative professional profiles.
The aforementioned inter-ministerial decree is adopted within 12 months from the date of entry into force of the law converting this decree.

Permanent education of educators

Article 44 provides for in-service training for the purpose of implementing the reform “School for higher education and compulsory education for school leaders, teachers and technical-administrative staff” contained in the PNRR.

There continuing education is aimed at full professors at all levelsis divided into three-year courses starting from the school year 2023/24, and includes the activities planning, guidance, accompaniment, guidance on the development of students’ potential with the aim of promoting the achievement of specific school goals and experimental activities with new teaching methods and can also take place outside teaching hours.

Participation in the training activity takes place d voluntary basis for most teachers become only compulsory for teachers enrolled in permanent employment after adjusting the contract.
Both intermediate control and final control are envisaged, carried out by the aforementioned committee for the evaluation of teachers, which during the final evaluation is integrated by a technical leader or a school leader at another school. It has been anticipated that these controls should pay particular attention to the ability to increase student achievement, professional behavior, the promotion of inclusion, and non-teaching experiences.

That intermediate control they take place annually and are carried out on the basis of a report presented by the teacher in relation to the set of training activities carried out during the year. There final control it aims to ensure that the teacher has reached an adequate level of education
in terms of goals. In the event that the year or final examination gives a negative result, the teacher is allowed to repeat the examination in the following year.

In order to increase access to the aforementioned training courses, a one-time remuneration element of an auxiliary character recognized by full-time teachers at all levels of the school system according to the positive outcome of the training course and in the case of a positive individual evaluation.
Permanent teachers who have achieved a positive individual assessment according to the performance indicators, based on the criteria set out in the contract update, benefit from this incentive. The recognition of this remuneration element is done selectively and not generalized on the basis of the assessments made by the individual educational institutions.

The amount of the financial incentive is determined in the national collective bargaining phase. Following the amendments introduced in the rapporteur, it was established that this financial incentive is quantified within an interval between 10 percent and 20 percent of salary in enjoyment, within the limits of available resources.

Below you can see the text of the maximum amendment proposal, revised and completely rewritten, approved by the Senate.


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