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 Bill Status of HB5361  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  PARAPRO TO TEACHER PROGRAM

House Sponsors
Rep. Amy Grant and Deanne M. Mazzochi

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/18/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


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Reference Bureau detailing the impact of the Program and then the Program is dissolved and the provisions are repealed.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.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/28/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Amy Grant
  1/31/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/31/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/9/2022HouseAssigned to Higher Education Committee
  2/15/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi
  2/18/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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