Bill Summary for H 980 (2019-2020)
Apr 25 2019
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AN ACT TO FUND NATIONAL BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARDS CERTIFICATION FOR UP TO ONE THOUSAND TEACHERS OVER THE 2019-2021 FISCAL BIENNIUM.Intro. by Ball, von Haefen, Clemmons.
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Appropriates $987,500 in nonrecurring funds for each year of the 2019-21 fiscal biennium from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to provide grants to up to 1,000 teachers to cover the application fee for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification. Requires grants to be provided on a first-come, first-served basis, according to procedures developed by DPI, beginning no later than September 1 of each year of the biennium. Requires grant recipients to also receive up to three days of approved paid leave. Effective July 1, 2019.