HARRISBURG – Legislation to review teacher training mandates and save taxpayer dollars, sponsored by Rep. Ryan Mackenzie of Berks & Lehigh Counties, was unanimously adopted by the PA House. Mackenzie said his measure came after talking to educators. House Resolution 163 would direct the Joint State Government Commission to establish an advisory committee to review the training mandates for educators in PA’s public school districts, area career and technical schools, intermediate units, charter schools, regional charter schools, and cyber charter schools. The committee would also evaluate any potential negative impacts of ending certain training mandates and include any recommendations relating to their elimination. The resolution is supported by the PA Association of Intermediate Units, PA Association of School Administrators, PA Principals Association, and PA School Board Association.

REP. RYAN MACKENZIE