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Introduced Senate Bill (S)

DIGEST

Teachers and counselors. Requires the department of education (department) to establish and maintain a data base of information concerning employees of public schools who were physically injured while on the job by students of the public schools. Requires public schools to provide information concerning an employee of a public school who was physically injured while on the job by a student of the public school. Requires: (1) teacher preparation programs to include content within the curriculum regarding; and (2) certain teacher training to include training on; conflict deescalation techniques and conflict prevention and intervention strategies. Provides that each school corporation Teachers and counselors. Requires the department of education (department) to establish and maintain a data base of information concerning employees of public schools who were physically injured while on the job by students of the public schools. Requires public schools to provide information concerning an employee of a public school who was physically injured while on the job by a student of the public school. Requires: (1) teacher preparation programs to include content within the curriculum regarding; and (2) certain teacher training to include training on; conflict deescalation techniques and conflict prevention and intervention strategies. Provides that each school corporation and charter school that receives or has received funds from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER funds) shall prioritize the use of any ESSER funds the school corporation or charter school, after June 30, 2022, has or receives for hiring additional: (1) licensed school counselors; (2) licensed social workers; or (3) licensed school psychologists. Urges the legislative council to assign to the interim study committee on education the task of studying the impediments that may exist for underrepresented groups in seeking to become teachers and other licensed school employees. ... View more