MADISON — New
state regulations designed to retain teachers are going into
The package was
published Tuesday. The provisions allow retired teachers or
teachers nearing retirement to apply for a nonrenewable five-year
license without submitting a professional development plan. They
also increase the time short-term subs can serve in the same
assignment from 20 days to 45 days.
holders can now renew their licenses by showing they're trying to
pass competency tests in their subject area. Teachers who already
hold licenses can take competency tests in more subject areas to
earn a second license.
are part of the Department of Public Instruction's efforts to fill
teacher shortages. DPI is working with the Professional Standards
Council and school districts to quantify staffing shortages and