Pennsylvania Considers Official Time Ban

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s legislature is currently considering a bill which would ban teacher union officials from remaining on the school district’s payroll. Currently, teacher union officials enjoy a rare  privilege that allows them to work up to full-time for the union and to remain on a school district’s payroll, allowing them to accrue all benefits, including pensions, as teachers do who spend their career in the classroom.  Russ O’Reilly has the story in The Altoona Mirror.

Public school teachers who work full-time for their collective bargaining agency would be barred from remaining on their district’s payroll under a bill approved by the Senate Education Committee last week.

The Pennsylvania State Education Association opposes Senate Bill 494 bill in its current form, said Wythe Keever, PSEA spokesman.