HARRISBURG – Lancaster County Senators Ryan Aument and Scott Martin are working to ensure PA schools have additional opportunities to find qualified substitute teachers. Lawmakers created a program in 2016 that allowed individuals training to be teachers to serve as a substitute teacher, provided the person has valid clearances and at least 60 credit hours. However, the program is set to expire on June 30, 2021. Both lawmakers plan to introduce a bill that would make this temporary program permanent so schools, intermediate units, and career and technical schools can ensure qualified substitutes are available to meet the needs of students.

SEN. SCOTT MARTIN

SEN. RYAN AUMENT