RD634 - Special Education Teacher Recruitment – November 1, 2021

Executive Summary:

Annual update on the statewide strategic plan for recruiting and retaining special education teachers, and shall (i) use data analyses to determine the specific staffing needs of each local school division on an ongoing basis; (ii) evaluate the potential effectiveness of strategies for addressing recruitment and retention challenges, including tuition assistance, differentiated pay for special education teachers, and the expansion of special education teacher mentorships; and (iii) estimate the costs of implementing each such strategy, including the extent to which federal funds could be used to support implementation.