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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: November 16, 2021 11:40 AM
From: Representative Ryan E. Mackenzie and Rep. Milou Mackenzie
To: All House members
Subject: Public School Training Mandate Study
 
In the near future, we will be introducing a resolution directing the Joint State Government Commission to establish an advisory committee regarding training mandates for public educators.

Pennsylvania public schools are required to routinely carry-out certain training requirements for public educators. Some of the training requirements school entities must comply with are redundant, overly burdensome, and/or no longer necessary.

The advisory committee will study all of the training mandates in federal and state law or regulations; prepare an assessment of all training mandates in state law or regulations and identify any duplicate federal and state training mandates; evaluate any potential negative impacts of eliminating certain training mandates in state law or regulations; and include any recommendations relating to eliminating any training mandates in state law or regulations. The Joint State Government Commission will issue a report of the advisory committee’s findings and recommendations to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives no later than 18 months from the adoption of this resolution.

Providing Pennsylvania public schools with some relief from outdated and unnecessary requirements can save public schools and taxpayers’ money and allow for more efficient operations. Pennsylvania Public School entities include school districts, area career and technical schools, intermediate units, charter schools, regional charter schools, and cyber charter schools. 

The attached language is supported by the Coalition of Public Charter Schools, the Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units, the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators, the Pennsylvania Principals Association, and the Pennsylvania School Board Association.

Please join us in co-sponsoring this important piece of legislation.  
 

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Introduced as HR163