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Education budget with teacher pay raises heads to Alabama House for vote

Tuscaloosa News 23 Apr 2021
A House committee Thursday approved an education budget that would provide a pay raise for teachers and increases to several education programs. The $7.65 billion Education Trust Fund budget, which passed the Senate on March 18, goes to the full House for consideration ... Funding for transportation would go up slightly by $4.7 million (1.2%).

Community Foundation accepting summer community grant applications

Herald-Standard 23 Apr 2021
Consol Energy Excellence in Education Fund will provide up to eight grants of $250 to $500 for teacher-led classroom projects that fall outside the normal school budget, or that the teacher would otherwise use their own funds to support. Grants are available to public school teachers.

Alaska House OKs bill to prevent future teacher layoffs

San Francisco Chronicle 23 Apr 2021
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska House of Representatives has passed a bill that attempts to prevent teachers from being laid off over the next two years. The lawmakers passed the education bill on Thursday that is supposed to lock in the school funding budget through 2023.

Hanzas: House bill H.449 will help set our pension systems on a sustainable path

Brattleboro Reformer 23 Apr 2021
Vermonters deeply value our teachers, troopers and state employees. Many of the most active and engaged citizens in small town Vermont are retired state workers and teachers ... The boards managing the pension funds have always included representatives chosen by the teachers and state employees themselves.

Blount County Schools budget may leave little in reserve

The Maryville Daily Times 23 Apr 2021
Once BCS receives the state funding estimate, the school board will revise the budget, likely at its May 6 meeting, and the Blount County Commission must also must approve it ... The budget the board passed includes $1.93 million for interim teachers and interventionists to help with learning losses from the pandemic, currently with ESSER 3.0 funds.

Smethport district works to wipe out budget deficit

The Bradford Era 23 Apr 2021
The district must show how the funding is spent before the state releases the reimbursement ... Smethport plans to use this funding for additional teachers for online learning; Math and reading instruction in the elementary school; and the hiring of a third grade teacher to reduce class size and maintain three teachers in each grade K-6.

Pension proposal passes easily in House despite representation concerns

Brattleboro Reformer 23 Apr 2021
But she remained convinced that “left unchecked, or in case of a recession, the unfunded liability threatens not just Vermont taxpayers and the General Fund, but also works strongly against the valued teachers, troopers and state employees who are counting on it.”.

Palm Beach County educators oppose proposal to end pension plan for new teachers

WPTV 23 Apr 2021
— A bill moving through the Florida Senate aims to end pensions for new teachers enrolling after June of next year, angering some Palm Beach County educators who believe it puts the entire state retirement system in jeopardy ... "Nobody goes into education to get rich," the Palm Beach County school teacher said.

Greeley-Evans School District 6 planning for June summer school program

The Tribune Greeley 23 Apr 2021
Myers said the district hopes District 6 teachers will comprise the majority of the teachers for the summer program. Myers said the district knows and understands that after the current academic year, and with COVID-19, some teachers might not want to work during the summer ... “We think most of the staff will be District 6 teachers,” Myers said.

LRSD board fills school posts

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 23 Apr 2021
McGee has been a teacher, assistant principal and principal at various Little Rock campuses ... Late Thursday, the School Board approved a resolution that commits the district to a $48,000 starting salary for teachers and raises for all other employees by July 1, 2024 — conditioned on available funding.

Decatur school district offers summer learning programs to bridge pandemic gap

Decatur Daily 23 Apr 2021
The programs, along with traditional summer school, will cost about $1 million, which will be subsidized with federal COVID-19 relief funds ... Superintendent Michael Douglas said the cost of the Summer Learning Academy programs and regular summer school, including transportation, meals and teacher salaries, will reach more than $1 million.

Area history, April 23, 2021

The News-Gazette 23 Apr 2021
The measure, similar to the state’s rainy-day-fund law, was suggested by the Advisory Commission on Pension Benefits in a report issued in November. Teachers Retirement System Executive Director Jon Bauman, who served on ...

Leesburg, Villages Charter students shine at Center for the Arts exhibit

Leesburg Daily Commercial 23 Apr 2021
LEESBURG — This month’s art exhibit at the Leesburg Center for the Arts is all about students from Leesburg High and The Villages Charter School ... “You walk in and you can’t not look over and over again.” ... More ... More ... Smith was an art teacher at Leesburg High School and her family created a scholarship fund in her honor.

Philly principals talk winning Lindback award, improving their schools

The Philadelphia Tribune 23 Apr 2021
and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Principal Leadership ... “We had to address the climate at the school,” Thomas said ... McMillan is using the award to support Vaux’s Real World Learning/Learning Through Internship program by funding professional development for teachers, allowing them to provide more mentorship opportunities to students ... ....

State budget pleases many with its education focus

The Courier Times 22 Apr 2021
“With a historic $1.9 billion in new K-12 education dollars over the biennium, Indiana’s school funding increases are enabling Indiana’s schools to strategically invest in our students as well as our educators.” ... “This level of funding is the direct result of our members’ advocacy.”.