House Bill (H)

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Teacher bonuses. Establishes the testing out of college credit teacher bonus program and fund. Provides that a teacher who teaches an advanced placement course, international baccalaureate class, or a class to prepare a student to take a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam is entitled to receive a bonus or stipend if a student obtains certain threshold scores. Provides that a school corporation or charter school shall receive annual grants to pay bonuses or stipends to teachers who teach prerequisites of courses in which a student obtains college credit on an advanced placement, international baccalaureate, or CLEP exam. Provides that Teacher bonuses. Establishes the testing out of college credit teacher bonus program and fund. Provides that a teacher who teaches an advanced placement course, international baccalaureate class, or a class to prepare a student to take a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam is entitled to receive a bonus or stipend if a student obtains certain threshold scores. Provides that a school corporation or charter school shall receive annual grants to pay bonuses or stipends to teachers who teach prerequisites of courses in which a student obtains college credit on an advanced placement, international baccalaureate, or CLEP exam. Provides that a school corporation or charter school is entitled to receive a grant for use as a teacher bonus or stipend if a student obtains college credit from an advanced credit exam administered by a state educational institution. Establishes the career and technical education teacher bonus program and fund. Provides that a career and technical education teacher is entitled to receive a bonus or stipend for each student who: (1) completes a career and technical education program approved by the state board and taught by the teacher; and (2) earns certain industry recognized certifications or credentials. Requires a school corporation, charter school, or state educational institution to provide certain information necessary for the department of education to administer the program. Makes changes to the definition of "eligible teacher" for purposes of the dual credit stipend matching grant program to include a teacher who teaches or is obtaining qualifications to teach an advanced placement course or an international baccalaureate course. Makes conforming and technical amendments. ... View more