|HB 1658 - DIGEST|
Requires the professional educator standards board to revise its rules on limited certificates to allow for the issuance of a conditional teaching certificate in special education to a paraeducator.
Requires one day of the four-day fundamental course of study on the state standards of practice to be provided in person, if the state funding appropriated is sufficient for only one day.
Requires at least one day of the course to be provided in person, if the state funding appropriated is sufficient for more than one day.
Encourages school districts to provide at least one day of the ten days of general courses on the state paraeducator standards of practice as a professional learning day, where paraeducators collaborate with certified staff and other classified staff on applicable courses.