Summary as introduced:
Cultural diversity competency training. Encourages the Board of Education to require cultural diversity competency training of teachers, guidance counselors, psychometricians, and other school personnel involved in identifying and placing students for special education programs. Appropriate preparation and training of these professionals regarding the impact of culture, poverty, race, and language, etc. on the identification of minority students for special education would help to reduce the disproportionate representation of such students in these programs.
This resolution is a recommendation of the Joint Subcommittee Studying the Overrepresentation of African-American Students in Special Education Programs.
01/24/00 House: Presented & ordered printed 006237840 pdf
01/24/00 House: Presented & ordered printed 006237840
01/24/00 House: Referred to Committee on Rules
02/09/00 House: Passed by indefinitely in Rules (10-Y 7-N)