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General Assembly

Amendment

 

January Session, 2011

LCO No. 6796

   
 

*SB0092706796SDO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. BYE, 5th Dist.

SEN. BOUCHER, 26th Dist.

 

To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 927

File No. 740

Cal. No. 456

Strike line 77 in its entirety and insert in lieu thereof "childhood education or special education; [, and on and after]"

In line 86, strike "preschool" and insert in lieu thereof "early childhood education"

In line 87, after "readiness" insert "or childcare services"

In line 91, after the first "education" and before the comma, insert "or early childhood special education,"

In line 91, after "degree" insert "with a concentration in early childhood education, including, but not limited to, a bachelor's degree"

In line 92, after "and development" insert ","

In line 97, after "degree" insert "with a concentration in early childhood education, including, but not limited to, an associate's degree"

In line 98, after "development" insert ","

In line 103, strike "preschool" and insert in lieu thereof "early childhood education"

In line 104, after "readiness" insert "or childcare services"

In line 107, after "education" and before the comma, insert "or early childhood special education"

In line 108, after "degree" insert "with a concentration in early childhood education, including, but not limited to, a bachelor's degree"

In line 109, after "and development" insert ","

After line 112, insert:

"(3) Any individual with a bachelor's degree who, on or before June 30, 2015, is employed as a teacher by an early childhood education program that accepts state funds, including school readiness or childcare services funds and funds from the Department of Social Services, and meets the staff qualifications required under subparagraph (A) of subdivision (2) of this subsection shall be considered to meet the staff qualifications required under subparagraphs (B) and (C) of subdivision (2) of this subsection. No such early childhood education program shall terminate any such individual from employment for purposes of meeting the staff qualification requirements set forth in subparagraph (B) or (C) of subdivision (2) of this subsection.

(4) Any individual with a bachelor's degree other than those bachelor's degrees specified in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of subdivision (2) of this subsection may submit documentation concerning such degree for review and assessment by the Department of Education as to whether such degree has a sufficient concentration in early childhood education so as to satisfy the requirements set forth in said subparagraphs (A) and (B)."

In line 233, strike "shall" and insert in lieu thereof "may"

In line 237, strike "local school readiness" and insert in lieu thereof "early childhood education"

In line 238, after "programs" insert "accepting state funds"

In line 243, strike "in early childhood education,"

Strike lines 244 and 245 in their entirety

In line 246, strike "this state" and insert in lieu thereof "or, not later than December 31, 2013, an associate's degree, as such degrees are described in said subparagraphs (B) and (C) at an in-state public institution of higher education or a Connecticut-based for-profit or nonprofit institution of higher education"