Teachers and other licensed school board employees; cultural competency. (SB1196)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Teachers and other licensed school board employees; cultural competency. The bill requires teacher, principal, and division superintendent evaluations to include an evaluation of cultural competency. The bill requires every person seeking initial licensure or renewal of a license from the Board of Education (i) to complete instruction or training in cultural competency and (ii) with an endorsement in history and social sciences to complete instruction in African American history, as prescribed by the Board. The bill also requires each school board to adopt and implement policies that require each teacher and any other school board employee holding a license issued by the Board to complete cultural competency training, in accordance with guidance issued by the Board, at least every two years. Read the Bill »

Status

01/14/2021: passed committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101992D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/14/2021Reported from Education and Health (9-Y 4-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/14/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1196)

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