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SB18-085

Financial Incentives For Education In Rural Areas

Concerning providing financial incentives for educators to work in rural areas.
Session:
2018 Regular Session
Subject:
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)

Current law allows the department of higher education to provide up to 20 financial stipends annually, not to exceed $6,000 each, to teachers in rural schools or school districts (rural schools) who are seeking certification as a national board certified teacher, seeking certification as a concurrent enrollment teacher, or furthering their professional development plan through continuing education, and who commit to employment in a rural school for a minimum of 3 years. The bill increases the number of available stipends to 60 and expands it to include teachers completing an approved alternative licensure program leading to initial licensure and full-time employment in a rural school or board of cooperative services that serves rural schools and individuals completing the required course work leading to certification as a special services provider and employment in a rural school or a board of cooperative services that serves rural schools.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

Bill Text

Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. N. Todd
Rep. B. McLachlan

Sponsor

Sen. D. Coram, Sen. M. Merrifield, Sen. R. Zenzinger

Co-sponsor