2022 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Educator Workforce Initiatives

Item 136 #22c

Item 136 #22c

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2023 $1,500,000 FY2024 $0 GF

Page 128, line 32, strike "$75,495,802" and insert "$76,995,802".

Page 129, after line 43, 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; and (iv) 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; however, funds shall not be committed to any program with a multi-year commitment. 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 from the general fund 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.)