AN ACT TO ALLOW FOR RETIRED TEACHERS TO RETURN TO WORK IN HIGH-NEED SCHOOLS WITHOUT ADVERSELY IMPACTING THE RETIRED TEACHERS' BENEFITS.
Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.
Amends proposed GS 115C-302.4 to modify the definition of a high-need retired teacher to mean a a beneficiary of the Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System of North Carolina who: (1) retired on or before February 1, 2019, after attaining the age of at least 65 with five years of creditable service, the age of at least 60 with 25 years of creditable service, or 30 years of creditable service and (2) is reemployed by a local board of education (rather than a local school administrative unit) to teach at a high-need school. Specifies that the statute prohibits giving high-need retired teachers State salary supplements or bonuses, or salary increases (previously did specify State supplements, bonuses or increases). Adds a new requirement for a high-need retired teacher to receive any local salary supplements that are given to employees of the local board of education. Makes conforming changes to the proposed changed to GS 135-3 to refer to high-need teachers employed by local boards of education rather than local administrative units. Makes conforming and technical changes to the directives set out in Section 5 regarding the conditional repeal of the act.