2023 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Coyner
HB 1424 - National Board Certified Teacher Program

Item 136 #23h

Item 136 #23h

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2023 $0 FY2024 $8,251,500 GF

Page 148, line 23, strike "$140,916,982" and insert "$149,168,482".

Page 149, line 15, strike “$5,035,000” and insert “$13,286,500”.
Page 150, line 37, strike “classroom teachers” and insert “licensed staff”.

Page 150, line 38, after “Standards” insert:

“and to candidates pursuing such certification.”

Page 150, line 38, strike "Such" and insert:

"In the first year such".

Page 150, line 40, insert:

"In the second year, such bonuses shall be $7,500 annually for the life of the certificate. Beginning in the second year, candidates pursuing certification may apply to the Department of Education for grants from these funds (i) to cover the registration costs for candidates pursuing initial certification, with half of the registration fee reimbursable upon initial registration, and the remaining half reimbursable upon successful achievement of certification, and (ii) to cover maintenance of certification and registration costs, reimbursable upon successful completion of the certificate extension."

Page 150, line 41, strike "$5,035,000" and insert "$13,286,500".

Page 150, line 41, after "bonuses" insert:

"and grant costs."

Page 150, line 43, strike "classroom teachers" and insert:

"licensed staff".

Page 150, after "certification" insert:

"and notify teachers of the opportunity to apply for grants for the purpose of initial application or renewal of certification from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards".


(This amendment provides $8.3 million the second year from the general fund to (i) increase the amount of the per-teacher bonus for National Board certified teachers to $7,500 per year, as proposed in House Bill 1424. Currently, the bonus is $5,000 for the first year of certification and $2,500 thereafter. This amendment also establishes a reimbursable grant program to cover the registration costs for initial application and renewal of the certificate.)