HB 157 (BR 482) - A. Koenig
AN ACT relating to teacher advancement and making an appropriation therefor.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 161 to establish a teacher advancement fund to provide tuition assistance to the public postsecondary education institutions for teachers completing a master's degree or the continuing education option for Rank II; provide that the teacher advancement fund shall be administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority under administrative regulations which shall be promulgated by December 1, 2009; provide that beginning July 1, 2010, a practicing teacher in a public school who agrees to teach for five years after completion of the Rank II shall receive tuition assistance at a public postsecondary education institution for courses leading to a master's degree or the continuing education option for Rank II; provide a schedule of reimbursement for a teacher who does not complete the 5-year teaching commitment; prohibit a teacher from receiving the tuition assistance if the teacher is receiving other federal or state funds for tuition costs.
Jan 8-introduced in House
Feb 3-to Education (H)