Bill to address teacher training requirements passes committee

Stacey Donato, Indiana Senate District 18
Stacey Donato, Indiana Senate District 18

STATEHOUSE  — A bill authored by State Sen. Stacey Donato (R-Logansport) that would address teacher training requirements unanimously passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.

Senate Bill 266 would require the Indiana Department of Education to evaluate state teacher training requirements and report their recommendations for streamlining, combining and reducing teacher training requirements to the Indiana General Assembly.

“An educator’s job is to teach,” Donato said. “It is important for the General Assembly to understand the obstacles educators must go through to ensure that they are proficient in their field and are equipped to handle the many stressors their job entails. My hope is that SB 266 will ultimately help streamline teacher training requirements, while ensuring that our educators have the skillsets they need to excel in the classroom.”

SB 266 will now be considered by the full Senate.

To learn more about SB 266, click here.

SOURCE: News release