School divisions, local; must employ one teacher who has board certification as behavior analyst. (HB1602)

Introduced By

Del. David Poisson (D-Sterling)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local school divisions; behavior analyst certification for teachers. Requires that by 2013, local school divisions must employ one teacher who has current board certification as a behavior analyst for every 25 students with autism. An enactment clause sets forth an incremental schedule for implementing such requirement. In addition provides that upon achievement of a behavior analyst certification, a teacher will receive an initial state-funded award of $5,000 and a subsequent award of $2,500 each year for the life of the certificate. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


10/27/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 097602688
10/27/2008Referred to Committee on Education
01/20/2009Assigned Education sub: Teachers and Admin. Action
01/22/2009Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
02/10/2009Left in Education


Clara Gawley writes:

I have two children with AS.The IQ average 120.They are intelligent children with a different learning pattern.Why are we wasting their potential?

Why do we give grant to private school if we help the public first? If I am missing something please explain.