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Eagle County rep’s bill aims to speed teacher applications

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Vail, CO Colorado

DENVER, Colorado – State Rep. Millie Hamner (D-Dillon) passed a bill in the House Education Committee Monday that aims to help lessen the backlog of teacher license applications at the Department of Education and help teachers renew their licenses quicker.

House Bill 11-1201 passed on a vote of 12-0.

“As a former superintendent of schools is Summit County, I have been acutely aware of the backlog of educator license applications the Department of Education has been experiencing,” Hamner said. “This bill will streamline the application process to help teachers renew their license in a reasonable amount of time and help the Department of Education handle the number of applications they receive.” –

The bill will set new standards for renewing an educator’s license. Under current law they are required to complete certain continuing educational activities between periods of licensure. This bill will direct teachers to complete an affidavit that affirms they completed the continuing education requirements in the appropriate way and within the appropriate time frame. -The bill is sponsored by Sen. Jeanne Nicholson (D-Black Hawk) in the Senate.

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