(Jeffrey S. Solochek, Tampa Bay Times)
Florida’s teacher shortage has been well documented and growing. It has come at a time when national data show educators quitting the profession at the highest rate in years.
A Sarasota Democrat hopes to ease the resulting burden school districts face with a simple tweak to state retirement laws.
As it stands, a teacher who retires from his or her public school job cannot be rehired by any agency in the state retirement system for six months. If they take such a position, they can lose their related benefits.
That includes work as a substitute teacher.