Rep Hughes legislation allows retired teachers to return to classroom

first_img05Mar Rep. Hughes legislation allows retired teachers to return to classroom Categories: Hughes News,News Tags: #SB center_img Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague, allowing retired teachers to return to the classroom to substitute teach in the districts that they retired from has been passed by the Michigan House of Representatives.House Bill 4059 allows school districts to re-hire retired teachers in “critical shortage” subjects, as well for temporary substitute teaching jobs, while giving teachers the ability to earn up to one-third of their retirement pay without losing their pension or health care benefits.  The legislation was needed because a similar law authored by Hughes in her first term expired July 1, 2014.“Our children deserve to be taught by the best and brightest each day, and when a teacher is out sick, or when a district has difficulty finding a permanent teacher to fill these critical subjects, at times, our kids’ education can suffer,” said Hughes.  “Retired teachers know the material, know the schools, and in many cases, know the kids, so to prevent them from assisting our districts in a time of need just doesn’t make sense.”The legislation garnered wide support from various stakeholders as it worked its way through the House of Representatives.  It passed the House 108-2.It now goes to the Michigan Senate for further consideration.#####last_img read more

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