Includes whereas clauses. Appropriates $500,000 from the General Fund to the State Education Assistance Authority (SEAA) for each year of the 2021-23 biennium to provide grants to up to 500 licensed public school personnel who are classified as teachers for the full participation fee for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification. Requires grant distribution on a first-come, first-served basis by September 1 of each year of the fiscal biennium to teachers who meet the state law requirements to receive State financial assistance for the NBPTS participation fee. Requires teachers receiving grants to also receive up to three days of approved paid leave pursuant to state law. Bars liability for grant repayment for teachers, even if certification is not received. Authorizes the SEAA to use up to $25,000 in each year of the fiscal biennium from the appropriated funds for administrative costs. Effective July 1, 2021.
Bill H 474 (2021-2022)Summary date: Mar 31 2021 - View summary