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Bill Detail: HB23-1198

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Title Teacher Externship Program For Science Technology Engineering And Math Disciplines
Status Governor Signed (05/22/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • Labor & Employment
House Sponsors B. Titone (D)
M. Lukens (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Rich (R)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee Finance
Date Introduced 02/13/2023

The bill requires the department of labor and employment
(department) to establish a teacher externship program to allow
kindergarten through twelfth grade public school teachers (K-12 teachers)
to participate in experiential learning opportunities with employers,
outside of the school environment, to gain knowledge and expand their
curriculum in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
disciplines and other disciplines that may be of value to a particular
school district.
The department is required to work with the department of
education to select appropriate employers to participate in the externship
program. Employers may be eligible for a tax credit for participation in
the externship program. A K-12 teacher who participates in the externship
program may receive compensation from the applicable school district or
from the employer providing the externship and may apply for
professional development credit and graduate school credits as part of the
teacher license renewal requirements.
The director of the division of employment and training in the
department is authorized to seek and accept gifts, grants, and donations
for allocation to school districts for compensation for teachers who
participate in an externship.
The bill requires the department to compile and report data on the
externship program on an annual basis.
The bill creates a tax credit for employers that participate in the
externship program.

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