June 14, 2019 Public Hearing on Chapter 49: Certification of Professional Personnel The Pennsylvania State Board of Education will conduct a public hearing in Homestead to receive input from interested parties on draft proposed amendments to Chapter 49 (Certification of Professional Personnel). Registrations must be submitted by noon on June 11, 2019. Testimony Limitations Testimony is limited to no more than 5 minutes, and participants will be assigned a time slot on a first come, first served basis when they register. If a hearing site reaches capacity, the Board will place interested participants on a waiting list and will notify members of the waiting list if space becomes available. Each hearing will conclude after the last scheduled witness testifies. In order to accommodate as many perspectives as possible, individuals representing an organization are limited to a one-time slot and that organization may only present testimony at one hearing location. However, the hearings are public meetings of the Board and, therefore, members of the public are free to attend and observe the proceedings. Those registered to testify must provide 25 copies of their written testimony at the hearing. Registration and Questions Persons interested in presenting testimony must register with the Board office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (717) 787-3787, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Registrations must be submitted by noon on June 11, 2019. Registrations submitted via email must include your name, affiliation, phone number, email address, and the date and location of the hearing in which you would like to participate. Accessibility Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend a hearing and require an auxiliary aid, service, or other accommodation to participate should contact Jenna DeNoyelles, ADA Coordinator, at (717) 783-9338 to discuss how the Board may best accommodate their needs. Persons with disabilities are invited to submit public comments in alternative formats such as Braille or taped testimony and by means of the telephone. Written and alternative formats of public comment will be afforded the same thoughtful consideration as oral remarks. Read the full notice.