HARRISBURG – The PA House passed bipartisan legislation sponsored by York County Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill and Berks County Sen. Judy Schwank that would eliminate a section from the state’s Education Code that prohibits teachers from wearing any dress, mark, emblem, or insignia indicative of their faith or denomination. The passage of Senate Bill 84 will make PA the final state to eradicate an archaic law that violated the First Amendment in classrooms. Without the change, a teacher who violated the ban is subject to removal from teaching for a year or permanently disqualified from teaching after multiple offenses. The legislation heads to the governor for his signature.

SEN. JUDY SCHWANK

SEN. KRISTIN PHILLIPS-HILL