Public school teachers reimbursed for national certification.
The Department of Education and Cultural Affairs 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.
There is hereby appropriated from the general fund the sum of fifty-six thousand
dollars ($56,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, to the Department of Education and
Cultural Affairs for the purpose of making the payments authorized by section 1 of this Act.
The secretary of the Department of Education and Cultural Affairs shall approve
vouchers and the state auditor shall draw warrants to pay expenditures authorized by this Act.
Any amounts appropriated in this Act not lawfully expended or obligated by June 30,
2001, shall revert in accordance with
Signed February 28, 2000.