Sen. Kissel Pleased Substitute Teachers Bill Signed Into Law

June 8, 2011

Gov. Dannel Malloy on June 3 signed into law a bill co-sponsored by State Senator John A. Kissel (R-Enfield) which waives the bachelor’s degree requirement for substitute teachers.

“This law gives school superintendents of greater Enfield and around the state more latitude in placing substitute teachers,” Kissel said.

Many substitute teachers hold associate’s degrees, and Kissel said these teachers were locked out of the market after a 2009 law passed which required them to hold bachelor’s degrees.

“Smaller communities often have difficulty in finding subs, and this law allows for more flexibility in filling those slots. Having these outstanding substitute teachers back on board is good for communities and good for our students.”

The law takes effect July 1.

Read more about the bill…