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State of South Dakota  
EIGHTIETH SESSION
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY,  2005
 

767L0213  
HOUSE BILL   NO.     1231  

Introduced by:     Representatives Thompson, Garnos, Gassman, Glover, Hargens, Hennies, McCoy, McLaughlin, Murschel, Roberts, and Van Norman and Senators Kelly, Adelstein, Bartling, Dempster, Hansen (Tom), Hanson (Gary), Knudson, and Nesselhuf  



         FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to  increase the length of time for which nationally certified teachers receive stipends.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
     Section  1.  That § 13-42-26 be amended to read as follows:
     13-42-26.   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 ten years. The stipend shall be paid as follows:
             (1)      One thousand dollars from the Department of Education;
             (2)      One thousand dollars from the school district where the teacher is employed.
     The Board of Education shall adopt promulgate rules, pursuant to chapter 1-26, to establish guidelines necessary to implement the program.