Continuing Education and Training Clearinghouse
|Date:||July 7, 2022|
|Subject:||Continuing Education and Training Clearinghouse|
|Category:||Senate Bill 1267 Clearinghouse Requirement|
|Next Steps:||Share with appropriate staff for review and adopt a professional development policy|
As required by Senate Bill (SB) 1267, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021, the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) approved a Continuing Education and Training Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse), regarding specific trainings that school districts and open-enrollment charter schools provide for educators and other school personnel.
SB 1267 requires that the board of trustees of a school district and the governing body of an open-enrollment charter school, to the extent applicable, review the Clearinghouse and adopt a professional development policy that must:
- be guided by the recommendations for training in the Clearinghouse;
- note any differences in the policy adopted by the district or charter school from the recommendations in the Clearinghouse; and
- include a schedule of all training required for educators or other school personnel at the district or charter school.
There are no reporting requirements by school districts or open-enrollment charter schools of the adopted professional development policy or the noting of any differences from the recommendations in the Clearinghouse. All documentation is to remain at the local level.
In addition to the training requirements, the Clearinghouse also includes information to assist school districts, open-enrollment charter schools, and educators. Some of the additional components include links to the trainings, professional development best practices, resources regarding the specific trainings, and continuing professional education requirements for certificate renewal.
- Clearinghouse (PDF)
For additional information, please contact Texas Education Agency (TEA) staff at Clearinghouse@tea.texas.gov.