If a bill in Indiana becomes law, up to 10% of the teaching staffs in public schools could be comprised of unlicensed teachers.
The legislation would allow school districts to fill up to 10% of their staffs with teachers who aren’t licensed, in an effort to deal with a statewide teacher shortage.
The bill, Senate Bill 387, would allow these unlicensed teachers to comprise up to 10% of the staff for the next three years.
The bill also allows school districts to provide additional compensation to special education teachers and teachers in STEM fields.
(This story was originally published on March 8, 2018)