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General Assembly

Amendment

 

February Session, 2018

LCO No. 5316

   
 

*SB0018305316SDO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th Dist.

SEN. BOUCHER, 26th Dist.

REP. FLEISCHMANN, 18th Dist.

 

To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 183

File No. 269

Cal. No. 178

"AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION."

In line 122, strike "May 30, 2019" and insert "September 1, 2018" in lieu thereof

In line 200, strike "treatment or" and insert "behavioral intervention plan, individualized education program or plan pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended from time to time." in lieu thereof

In line 201, strike "educational plan."

In line 407, strike "July 1, 2018" and insert "January 1, 2019" in lieu thereof

Strike section 6 in its entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"Sec. 6. Subsection (f) of section 10-145d of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

(f) An endorsement issued prior to July 1, 2013, to teach elementary education grades one to six, inclusive, shall be valid for grades kindergarten to six, inclusive, and for such an endorsement issued on or after July 1, 2013, the endorsement shall be valid for grades one to six, inclusive, except such an endorsement issued between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2017, to any student who was admitted to and successfully completes a teacher preparation program, as defined in section 10-10a, in the certification endorsement area of elementary education on or before June 30, 2017, shall be valid for grades kindergarten to six, inclusive. The Commissioner of Education may permit, upon the request of a superintendent, any person who holds such endorsement issued on or after July 1, 2017, to teach kindergarten for one school year. The commissioner shall not permit any such person who so taught kindergarten under such endorsement for one school year to teach kindergarten again, except the commissioner may permit such person to so teach kindergarten for one additional school year if such person can demonstrate that he or she is enrolled in a program to meet the requirements for the appropriate endorsement to teach kindergarten. An endorsement to teach comprehensive special education grades one to twelve, inclusive, shall be valid for grades kindergarten to twelve, inclusive, provided, on and after September 1, 2013, any (1) certified employee applying for a comprehensive special education endorsement, or (2) applicant for an initial, provisional or professional educator certificate and a comprehensive special education endorsement shall achieve a satisfactory score on the reading instruction examination approved by the State Board of Education on April 1, 2009, or a comparable reading instruction examination with minimum standards that are equivalent to the examination approved by the State Board of Education on April 1, 2009."

Strike section 7 in its entirety and renumber the remaining sections and internal references accordingly

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. Subsection (d) of section 10-221d of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

(d) The provisions of this section shall not apply to (1) a student employed by the local or regional school district in which the student attends school, or (2) a person employed by a local or regional board of education as a teacher for a noncredit adult class or adult education activity, as defined in section 10-67, who is not required to hold a teaching certificate pursuant to section 10-145b, as amended by this act, for his or her position."

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Sec. 6

July 1, 2018

10-145d(f)

Sec. 501

July 1, 2018

10-221d(d)