13-42-26 Certification by National Board for Professional Teaching Standards--Reimbursement for fee...
Certification by National Board for Professional Teaching Standards--Reimbursement for fees--Stipend for certified teachers--Adoption of rules.
The Department of
Education shall establish a program to reimburse public school teachers for the application and
processing fee for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification process. The
reimbursement shall include any federal funds that may be available through a candidate subsidy
program. The reimbursement shall be paid upon receipt of documentation that the teacher
successfully completed all certification requirements and was awarded the credential.
In addition to the reimbursement provided pursuant to this section, a teacher who teaches in a
public school and who has obtained certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching
Standards shall receive a payment of two thousand dollars per year for five years. The stipend shall
be paid as follows:
One thousand dollars from the Department of Education;
One thousand dollars from the school district where the teacher is employed.
Once the first five years is complete, the school district that employs the teacher may opt to
continue payments during the period of the next five years. If, during that period, the school district
pays the teacher a stipend, the Department of Education shall also pay the teacher a stipend equal
to the amount offered by the school district, up to a maximum of one thousand dollars. However, the
department is not required to pay a teacher a stipend pursuant to this section during years six to ten
unless the school district employing the teacher opts to pay a stipend.
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The Board of Education Standards shall adopt rules, pursuant to chapter 1-26, to establish
guidelines necessary to implement the program.
Source: SL 2000, ch 89, § 1; SL 2003, ch 272 (Ex. Ord. 03-1), § 63; SL 2006, ch 85, § 1; SL 2017,
ch 81, § 57.
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