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Teacher shortage legislation

A downstate lawmaker is advancing legislation to help schools with the teacher shortage.


According to State Senator Tom Bennett, his measure would allow retiring teachers to come back to the classroom.



Bennett's bill, backed by various groups, would allow teachers receiving retirement benefits to return to the classroom for up to 1-hundred 50-days per school year.


The measure also allows teachers to continue in the classroom for up to 1-hundred days after 2026.

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