Teacher Induction, Retention and Advancement Act of 2016 Workgroup
The Teacher Induction, Retention and Advancement Act of 2016 Workgroup will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.
The Teacher Induction, Retention and Advancement Act of 2016 Workgroup was established through the enactment of Senate Bill 493 (2016).
This bill establishes a Teacher Induction, Retention, and Advancement Pilot Program for specified first-year teachers to be afforded at least 20% more time than other teachers to be spent on mentoring, peer observation, assistance with planning, or other preparation activities. Any costs incurred must be borne 80% by the State and 20% by the local boards of education that choose to participate in the pilot program; an appropriation of $5.0 million is mandated annually through fiscal 2022 for the program. The bill also increases, permanently, the maximum State matching stipend for teachers who hold National Board Certification (NBC) and work in a comprehensive needs school as identified by the Maryland State Department of Education from $2,000 to $4,000. In addition, the bill establishes a matching State stipend of up to a maximum of $1,500 for specified Anne Arundel County classroom teachers for academic years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018; the Governor is required to include funding for the stipends in the budget.
The bill takes effect July 1, 2016. The stipend for specified Anne Arundel County Public School teachers terminates June 30, 2019. The Teacher Induction, Retention, and Advancement Pilot Program terminates June 30, 2022.
Teacher Induction, Retention and Advancement Act of 2016 Workgroup Interim Report
Sarah Spross, M.Ed.
Assistant State Superintendent
Division of Educator Effectiveness
Maryland State Department of Education
200 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Meeting Dates and Times
The Teacher Induction, Retention, and Advancement Act of 2016 Workgroup is pleased to receive oral public comment at its January 31, February 21, April 26, June 20, July 25, and August 29, 2017 meetings.
Individuals must contact Ms. Sarah Spross via email at Sarah.firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 hours prior to the meeting to register to speak. Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.