2022 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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Educator Workforce Initiatives

Item 136 #19s

Item 136 #19s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2023 $0 FY2024 ($1,500,000) GF

Page 128, line 32, strike "$64,559,917" and insert "$63,059,917".

Page 129, strike line 4.

Page 129, after line 42, insert "Teacher Workforce Initiatives $1,500,000   $0".

Page 139, strike lines 8 through 12 and insert:

"LL. Out of this appropriation, $1,500,000 the first year from the general fund is provided to increase educator recruitment and retention and the supply of qualified educators and support positions. These funds shall be used to support: (i) provisionally-licensed educators and other school staff to earn or renew full state teaching licensure; (ii) teacher mentoring for early career teachers; (iii) recruitment and retention efforts for critical vacancies and shortages; (iv) and professional development opportunities to educators. The Department of Education shall develop a process to award these funds to divisions and shall focus efforts on divisions with high vacancies and critical shortages. The Department may also use these funds to supplement any program in this Item related to educator preparation, retention, or recruitment. Any balances remaining shall not revert to the general fund at the end of the fiscal year, but shall be brought forward and made available to support these efforts in the second year."


(This amendment provides $1.5 million the first year to increase the supply of qualified educators and support educator recruitment and retention efforts. These funds can support provisionally licensed staff to receive a full teacher licensure, professional development, and mentoring for early career teachers.)