Governor Signs Cavaletto Bill on Tech Ed to Help Centralia High School

State Representative John Cavaletto announced that House Bill 1790 was signed into law by Governor Bruce Rauner. Cavaletto’s legislation amends the Educator Licensure Article of the School Code to provide for a 5-year renewal for career and technical educators.

“There was a need to allow for Centralia High School and others around the state to be able to keep technical and career education instructors to teach our children and grandchildren practical skills for success in the working world,” commented Rep. Cavaletto. “Many of the best teachers for learning skills in areas like welding, for example, are people who come from the working world with years of experience and not just the book knowledge,” he added.

This change in the law provides that individuals who were issued the career and technical educator endorsement on an Educator License with Stipulations or a part-time or provisional career and technical educator license on or after January 1, 2015, the licensed may be renewed if the individual passes a test of basic skills. Provides that individuals who were issued the provisional career and technical educator endorsement on an Educator License with Stipulations or a part-time or provisional career and technical educator license on or after January 1, 2015, the license may be renewed if the individual passes a test of basic skills and has completed a minimum of 20 semester hours from a regionally accredited institution.