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Rogers: Legislation to address teachers’ professional growth points passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 4, 2020) – A bill authored by State Sen. Linda Rogers (R-Granger) to address teachers’ professional growth experience points (PGPs) passed out of the Senate unanimously today.

Senate Bill 319 would make changes to language passed last year that addressed career and technical education last session.

SB 319 would amend language regarding PGPs to renew a practitioner license or an accomplished practitioner license, including removing the previous “externship with a company” language and lists other ways to meet this requirement.

SB 319 would also change the 15 career-related PGP hours from required to optional.

“After speaking with many teacher last year, it was clear to me that the career-oriented PGPs were a key issue,” Rogers said. “I believe that SB 319 will provide Hoosier teachers greater flexibility when renewing their licenses, and I am pleased to see this bill pass unanimously out of the Senate.”

SB 319 will now move to the House of Representatives for further consideration.


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