Report of Regents Higher Education/P-12 Education Joint Meeting Committee to The Board of Regents
The Joint Higher Education/P-12 Education Committee held its scheduled meeting on September 11, 2023. All members were present except Regent Christine D. Cea, Regent Wade S. Norwood, Regent Kathleen M. Cashin, and Regent James E. Cottrell who were excused. Chancellor Lester W. Young, Jr., also attended the meeting but did not vote on any action.
Proposed Amendment of Sections 80-2.9, 80-4.3, and 80-5.18 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to Flexibilities for the Supplementary Certificate and Supplementary Bilingual Education Extension Requirements in Response to the Influx of Recently Arrived and Asylum-Seeking Students [HE/P-12 (A) 1 - REVISED] – Department staff proposed regulatory amendments for adoption as an emergency rule to provide flexibilities for the Supplementary certificate and Supplementary Bilingual Education extension requirements for certain educators who apply for this type of certificate and extension between September 12, 2023 and August 31, 2024.
The Committee recommends that sections 80-2.9, 80-4.3, and 80-5.18 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be amended, as submitted, effective September 12, 2023, as an emergency rule upon a finding by the Board of Regents that such action is necessary for the preservation of the general welfare to create flexibilities for the requirements for the Supplementary English to Speakers of Other Languages certificate and Supplementary Bilingual Education extension to address staffing challenges due to the influx of recently arrived and asylum-seeking students.
The motion passed unanimously.