An Act To Clarify a Recently Enacted Law Designed To Expand the Number of Qualified Educators
Sec. 1. 5 MRSA §17859, sub-§1-A, as enacted by PL 2013, c. 486, Pt. A, §1, is amended to read:
The retired classroom-based employee must have had a bona fide termination of employment in accordance with state and federal laws and rules, may not return to employment after retirement with the same employer for at least 30 calendar days after the termination of employment and may not return to employment before the effective date of the person's retirement.
For purposes of this section, "classroom-based employee" means a teacher whose principal function is to introduce new learning to students in the classroom or to provide support in the classroom during the introduction of new learning to students.
This bill clarifies that Public Law 2013, chapter 486, which amended the statute to expand the number of qualified educators in the State, applies to classroom teachers and classroom-based employees in the unorganized territory.