Atlanta, GA (AP) - The House has voiced support for a stipend for
those teachers who earned national board certification before the
state incentive was discontinued.
The resolution from state Rep. Earl Ehrhart passed 163-2 on Monday.
In an effort to strengthen its teaching ranks, Georgia offered educators who earned national board certification a 10 percent stipend for 10 years.
That stipend wad cut in half in 2009 and eliminated entirely in 2010.
As the state has wrestled with a budget shortfall it stopped funding the program.
Ehrhart said the state should live up the promise it made to educators who spent some three years earning the certification.
House Resolution 248: www.legis.ga.gov
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