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Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: February 11, 2021 03:48 PM
From: Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver
To: All House members
Subject: Barber Schools and Distance Education
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, barber school programs were required by the state to deliver all instruction in-person.  However, once the pandemic hit and businesses and schools had to temporarily close this past spring, the State Board of Barber Examiners provided barber schools temporary flexibilities to offer online and/or other remote learning options.  Through this opportunity, many schools reported positive results and would like to continue to have this flexibility for theory-based curriculum after the pandemic is over.

Therefore, in the near future, I plan to introduce legislation amending the Barber Law of 1931 to provide schools that offer barber programs the ability to offer up to 50% of the program through online and/or other remote instruction.  This flexibility would only be for hours in the curriculum that are theory-based content; practical “hands-on” hours in the curriculum would not have this flexibility and would still be required to be delivered through in-person instruction. 

Providing this flexibility will enable our constituents to complete their education and enter the workforce in the timeframe they planned.

Thank you in advance for your support and consideration.

Introduced as HB1182