Thursday, February 16, 2017

Kasich Proposes Requirement That ALL Educators Complete On-Site Work Experience

Kasich Proposes Requirement That ALL Educators Complete On-Site Work Experience:

Kasich Proposes Requirement That ALL Educators Complete On-Site Work Experience



Governor John Kasich’s latest budget bill, House Bill 49, contains a variety of non-budget related legislation (as has always been the case), but one short section tucked far into the budget has captured the attention of teachers and administrators more than any other — a requirement to complete an “internship”, of sorts, in order to renew a license.
Here is the exact language from page 1,056 of the bill:
Sec. 3319.236. Beginning September 1, 2018, the state board of education’s rules for the renewal of educator licenses shall require each applicant for renewal of a license to complete an on-site work experience with a local business or chamber of commerce as a condition of renewal. Work experience obtained pursuant to this section shall count toward any required continuing education. Each local professional development committee established under section 3319.22 of the Revised Code shall work with its teachers to identify local work experience opportunities that meet the requirements of this section.
While some educators have reached out to us asking if this only applies to some teachers (career-tech teachers, for example), the proposal as Kasich has submitted it makes no such differentiation between any particular job, but links it directly to the holder of any educator license.
This means that such a requirement would apply equally to licensed PreK and Kasich Proposes Requirement That ALL Educators Complete On-Site Work Experience:

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