Bill Status of HB5361 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: PARAPRO TO TEACHER PROGRAM
Rep. Amy Grant and Deanne M. Mazzochi
| 2/18/2022||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Paraprofessional Fast Tract to Teaching Degree Pilot Program Act. Makes findings. Provides that the Fast Tract to Teaching Degree Pilot Program is created for a 2-year degree pathway by which paraprofessional educators may enroll to achieve the education requirements to attain a professional education license in this State, which shall comply with the standards of the State Board of Education and the Board of Higher Education. Provides that, subject to appropriation, beginning with the 2022-2023 academic year or if funds are not appropriated for the Program that academic year, beginning with the academic year in which funds are appropriated for the Program, the State Board of Education and the of Higher Education shall coordinate with each other to assign a qualified individual to serve as a Program director to develop the curriculum for the pathway. Provides that one public elementary or public secondary school and one public university in this State shall be chosen to develop a Program for transitioning paraprofessionals to teachers. Includes the core components of the Program. Provides that the State Board of Education and the Board of Higher Education must submit a report to the Governor, General Assembly, and the Legislative Reference Bureau detailing the impact of the Program and then the Program is dissolved and the provisions are repealed. Effective immediately.