Assembly Bill 497 – Requires Braille Instructional Aids Receive Information Regarding Teaching Credential Programs

CATEGORY: Public Education Matters
CLIENT TYPE: Public Education
DATE: Dec 06, 2023

Existing law allows local education agencies (LEA) to provide braille instruction using a braille instructional aide who meets specified criteria under the supervision of a teacher who holds an appropriate credential to teach pupils who are functionally blind or visually impaired.

AB 497 amends existing law to require that a LEA employing a braille instructional aid provide the aide with information regarding teaching credential programs, including the California Classified Employee Teaching Credentialing Program in addition to providing information regarding the Teacher Education Internship Act of 1967.  The California Classified School Employee Teaching Credentialing program substantially revised and renamed the Wildman-Keeley-Solis Exemplary Teacher Training Act of 1997.

(AB 483 amends Section 56351.5 of the Education Code.)

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