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Relating to continuing education and training requirements for
educators and other school district personnel.
Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for SB 1267, Committee Report 2nd House, Substituted: a negative impact of ($200,000) through the biennium ending August 31, 2023.
The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to
implement the provisions of the bill.
SB 1267 would require The State Board for Educator Certification to develop and publish a comprehensive clearinghouse of information regarding continuing education and training requirements of educators and other school personnel.
Among other things, SB 1267 would stipulate that only a school district’s cybersecurity coordinator is required to complete cybersecurity training on an annual basis. Any other school district employee required to complete the cybersecurity training would be required to complete the training as determined by the district, in consultation with the district’s cybersecurity coordinator.
The bill would abolish or modify certain continuing education requirements with the goal of streamlining these requirements, eliminating duplicate requirements, and providing greater flexibility to educators in the fulfillment of their continuing education requirements.
Texas Action is neutral toward SB 1267 which does not appear to affect our liberty principles.