On Tuesday (12), the Plenary Assembly approved by symbolic vote the House's bill establishing general principles for the appreciation of specialists in public primary education. The text containing career plans, continuing education and working conditions of teachers, principals, inspectors and technicians will be submitted to the president for approval.

ABOUT PLC 88/2018 was presented by then deputy and current senator Professor Dorinha Seabra (União-TO). The text tabled by Senator Efraim Filho (União-PB) was already approved by the Committee on Constitution, Justice and Citizenship (CCJ) in October, but returned to the committee after receiving a plenary amendment tabled by Senator Carlos Viana (Podemos-MG).

The amendment specified that vocational education should be provided at least every five years to specialists in public primary schools. The amendment was rejected by the rapporteur, who claimed that the content of the amendment was already included in the proposal. The rapporteur also stated that the amendment would impose obligations on the executive in various areas, which could lead to the measure being challenged in court as an affront to the separation of powers and the Federation Pact. After the amendment was rejected, the draft was returned to the plenary for consideration.


Under the bill, public schools must offer a career plan that encourages professional development to benefit the quality of education. Continuing education should also be provided to improve professional qualifications and working conditions conducive to the educational process.

Furthermore, entry into the profession must only take place after passing competitive examinations and obtaining qualifications. In turn, career development must be associated with requirements that stimulate the development of educators, such as qualifications, continuous improvement, professional experience and attendance.

On the one hand, the lower and upper limits of remuneration should be set in such a way that the minimum wage attracts good specialists to schools; on the other hand, the maximum salary should stimulate career advancement from a financial point of view.

Bonuses may also be set for activities that go beyond job-related activities, such as pedagogical management and coordination, teaching in special classes or in hard-to-reach locations.

Working conditions

The parameters are set in relation to working conditions in schools. One of them is an adequate number of students in classes to ensure pedagogical attention to each student. In this sense, the number of classes per specialist will have to be adjusted to the working day and the number of extracurricular activities.

Other required issues include the hygiene of the physical work environment, the security of professional development and the availability of necessary teaching aids in teaching units.

What's new is allowing education workers to use school transport to travel between home and school. However, this permission is only valid if students' use of transport is not harmful.

Agência Senado (reproduction authorized based on the quote from Agência Senado)



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