This Act establishes the High Needs Educator Student Loan Payment Program. The Program allows qualified applicants to apply for a payment from the State to the applicant’s lending agency, to pay a portion of the applicant’s student loan debt. The purpose of the Program is to encourage and attract teachers to work and remain working in certification areas in which Delaware has a shortage and to encourage Educators to work and remain working in Delaware’s hardest-to-staff Schools. The amount of the award shall be no less than $1000 and no more than $2000.
The bill has bipartisan sponsorship, backing of the bipartisan leadership and will likely pass.
HB346(S) – Loan Repayment Programs for Qualified Teachers.
STATUS – Waiting on a hearing in the House
HISTORY – House Education 4/12/18
SPONSORS – Bentz, Townsend, Jaques, Miro, Potter, Delcollo, Hansen, Henry, Lavelle, Lopez, McDowell, Pettyjohn, Poore, Sokola, Walsh, Baumbach, Brady, Dukes, Heffernan, Hensley, J.Johnson, Kowalko, Lynn, Matthews, Osienski, Paradee, B.Short, D.Short, Spiegelman, K.Williams
NOT VOTING –