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SB19-009

Financial Incentives For Rural Educators

Concerning providing financial incentives for educators to work in rural areas.
Session:
2019 Regular Session
Subject:
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Bill Summary

Under existing law, the department of higher education (department) annually awards up to 40 stipends of not more than $2,800 to students enrolled in teacher preparation programs who agree to teach in a rural school or rural school district. The bill removes the limit on the number of stipends and increases the amount to $4,000.

Under existing law, the department also annually awards up to 60 stipends to educators in rural schools and rural school districts who are seeking certain certifications. The bill removes the limit on the number of stipends.
(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, Rep. J. Wilson

Sponsor

Sen. D. Coram

Co-sponsor

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