SB 1397-Requires The Commission On Teacher Credentialing Waive The Basic Skills Proficiency Requirements When Issuing An Emergency 30-Day Substitute Permit

CATEGORY: Public Education Matters
CLIENT TYPE: Public Education
DATE: Oct 28, 2022

The Commission on Teacher Credentialing (Commission) is responsible for establishing standards for the issuance and renewal of credentials, certificates, and permits. Existing law authorizes the Commission to issue or renew emergency teaching and specialist permits if certain conditions are satisfied, including that the applicant passes the state basic skills proficiency test.

SB 1397 amends existing law until July 1, 2024, and requires the Commission to waive the basic skills proficiency requirement for issuance of an emergency 30-day substitute permit.

The bill also deletes obsolete references and updates cross-references.

(SB 1397 amend Section 44300 of the Education Code.)