Sets forth that it is the intent of the General Assembly to give a bonus substitute to certain teachers who remain teaching at the same school and would have received a bonus pursuant to one or more subdivisions of Section 9.7(a) or pursuant to Section 8.8 of SL 2016-94 (2016 Appropriations Act), but for the restriction in subdivision (3) of either section (the restriction). The restriction set out in each subdivision (3) requires qualifying third grade teachers or qualifying advanced course teachers to remain employed teaching those courses in the same local administrative unit at least from the school year that the qualifying measuring data is collected until the corresponding school year that the bonus is paid.

Sets forth a $3,500 substitute bonus for those certain teachers who continued teaching at the same school that would have received a bonus under subdivisions (1) and (2) of Section 9.7(a) but for the restriction, unless the teacher refused to continue teaching third grade in the year the bonus was paid. Sets forth that a substitute bonus equal to the amount the teacher would have received under subdivisions (1) and (2) of Section 8.8 but for the restriction be paid to a teacher if the teacher remains teaching at the same school, unless the teacher refused to continue teaching the advanced course in the year the bonus was paid.

Requires the Department of Instruction to reimburse local school administrative units that paid a teacher an amount in lieu of a bonus a teacher would have received under those provisions but for the restriction as specified.

Requires the State Board of Education to direct the Department of Public Instruction to pay the bonus substitutes and reimbursements required by this act of the funds available to the Department for the 2016-17 fiscal year.