A 5295 S 2832
Allows student enrolled in institution of higher education who has completed 30 semester-hour credits to serve as substitute teacher
A 5295 (Quijano, Lampitt) S 2832 (Ruiz, Beach) NJEA supports this common-sense measure to rectify any temporary shortages of available substitute teachers during the public health emergency. NJEA also thanks the sponsor for amendments creating appropriate guardrails. The amendments limit the scope and duration of the legislation and minimize any unintended consequences of substitute teachers holding positions outside their intended areas. This bill strikes the right balance of ensuring that there remains an adequate pool available during the health emergency without sacrificing the quality our students deserve.
NJEA urges you to vote “YES” on A 5295/S 2832.