00RS HB956


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HB 956 (BR 2382) - B. Colter, H. Moberly, C. Belcher, H. Collins, J. Jenkins, M. Marzian, C. Miller, W. Scott, C. Siler, D. Sims, K. Stein, J. Thompson

     AN ACT relating to teacher certification.
     Amend KRS 161.030 to require testing of all out-of-state teachers regardless of the number of years taught; provide for a teacher intern appeal to the Education Professional Standards Board; eliminate a new teacher's option to serve his or her internship in a nonpublic school that does not meet the performance standards established by the Kentucky Board of Education, even if regionally or nationally accredited; require university and college faculty who are responsible for training teachers and administrators to serve on a beginning teacher committee at least once during an accreditation cycle; amend KRS 161.042 to require student teachers to be knowledgeable of and accountable for the teacher code of ethics; and make technical corrections to conform.


     HCS - Retain original provisions, except restore original language pertaining to permit interns to complete requirements in private and parochial schools that have national or regional accreditation; change requirement for out-of-state teachers to take tests from all to those with less than five years experience.

     Feb 29-introduced in House
     Mar 1-to Education (H)
     Mar 3-posted in committee
     Mar 9-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 10-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 16-recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)

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