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§ 2070.4. Membership and qualifications

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: February 18, 2014

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 2. Miscellaneous Laws Relating to Schools
Educator Discipline Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: February 18, 2014
24 P.S. § 2070.4
Formerly cited as PA ST 24 P.S. § 12-1254
§ 2070.4. Membership and qualifications
(a) The membership of the Professional Standards and Practices Commission shall consist of:
(1) Six classroom teachers broadly representative of the education profession, with not more than one from a school entity other than a public school.
(2) Three administrators from a school entity, at least one of whom shall be a commissioned officer and one a principal, with not more than one from a school entity other than a public school.
(3) One administrator from an approved institution of higher learning in the Commonwealth offering approved teacher education programs.
(4) Two members from the general public, at least one of whom shall be an elected public school director.
(5) One educational specialist.
(b) Except for the representatives of the general public, the Governor in making appointments shall consider recommendations from panels of nominees submitted by Statewide educational organizations which certify that the panels include only representatives of the category of professional personnel for which the panel or panels of nominees are submitted. However, the Governor shall not be limited to nominating members of Statewide organizations for appointments to the commission.
(c) All members of the commission except the persons representing the general public shall have been actively engaged in teaching or providing related educational, administrative or supervisory services in a school entity or approved institution of higher education with approved teacher education programs for at least five of the eight years immediately preceding their appointment. A person appointed to the commission who leaves the Commonwealth to become domiciled in another state shall have his position on the commission deemed vacated. A person whose status changes to a category different from that for which that person was appointed may continue to serve on the commission for the remainder of that person's appointment or until replaced.
(d) The chairman of the State Board, or a member of the State Board designated by the chairman, shall be an ex officio member of the commission without voting privileges.
(e) The members of the commission, employes of the commission and agents of the commission shall in all of their deliberations consider the public interest, including ensuring the health, safety and welfare of students or other individuals in school entities.


1973, Dec. 12, P.L. 397, No. 141, § 4, imd. effective. Amended 1989, Dec. 14, P.L. 612, No. 71, § 1, imd. effective; 2000, Dec. 20, P.L. 918, No. 123, § 4, effective in 60 days; 2013, Dec. 18, P.L. 1205, No. 120, § 3, effective in 60 days [Feb. 18, 2014].
24 P.S. § 2070.4, PA ST 24 P.S. § 2070.4
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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