NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Education

TIME & DATE:  9:00AM, Wednesday, September 18, 2002

PLACE: E1.012

CHAIR: Senator Teel Bivins


The Senate Education Committee will hold an interim hearing on Wednesday,
September 18th at 9:00 a.m. in room E1.012 of the Capitol Extension.

The Committee will hear invited testimony on issues relating to Charge #2:
Monitor the implementation of HB 3343, 77th Legislature, relating to the
operation and funding of certain group coverage programs for school and
educational employees and their dependents.

The Committee will also hear invited testimony on Charge #3:  Evaluate
traditional and alternative certification programs and their effect on the
recruitment and retention of teachers.  The Committee shall look at the
(a) use and re-employment of retirees in public schools, the (b) use and
re-employment of retirees in teaching future educators in the state's
colleges of education, (c) pre- and post-graduation incentives to enter
the teaching profession, and the (d) impact of advanced professional
development and certification programs on retaining experienced teachers
in the classroom.