Bill Summary for H 428 (2021-2022)

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Apr 27 2021

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House Bill 428 (Public) Filed Monday, March 29, 2021
AN ACT TO MAKE CHANGES TO TEACHER LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS AND TO EXTEND AND EXPAND THE PROGRAM TO ALLOW RETIRED EDUCATORS TO RETURN TO WORK IN HIGH-NEED SCHOOLS.
Intro. by Elmore, Brody, Miller, Clemmons.

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House committee substitute amends the 2nd edition as follows.

Part I.

Amends GS 115C-270.20(a)(5), which sets forth requirements for a residency license (class of teacher license), to refer to the governing board of a public school unit requesting the license rather than a local board of education. Applies beginning with applications submitted on or after the date the act becomes law. 

Part II.

Revises the proposed changes to GS 115C-302.4, amending the second of the two criteria set forth in the definition of high-need retired teacher, to include reemployment by a local board of education as an instructional support personnel exclusively at a high-need school or schools, or reemployment by the Innovative School District as a teacher employed on an annual contract for a term of no more than one school year as a school principal for an innovative school (was limited to reemployment by a local board as a teacher employed on an annual contract to provide classroom instruction exclusively at a high-need school or schools). Amends the proposed definition for school personnel to include licensed personnel classified as a principal. Expands the modified compensation set forth for high-need retired teachers, adding to the teacher salary schedule to set the salary of high-need retired teachers serving as the school principal of an innovative school at the base salary for a principal of a school with an average daily membership of 400 or less. Makes conforming changes.

Makes conforming changes to GS 135-3(8)g., regarding the exclusion of earnings of a beneficiary of the Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System while employed as a high-need retired teacher. Makes related conforming changes to Section 5 of SL 2019-110, as amended, regarding the prohibition against high-need retired teachers accruing any additional benefits under GS 135-3(8).

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