NJ teachers at least 6 months into retirement can teach while collecting a pension
Under a new law, New Jersey lawmakers are asking teachers at least 6 months into retirement to come back to schools.
Currently, schools throughout New Jersey are experiencing severe teacher and staff shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The law says they can still teach under a one-year contract, while collecting a pension.
The staff member will be able to return on an annual contract basis, which can be renewed for one additional year.
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The total period of reemployment cannot exceed two years unless approved by the commissioner of education.
The measure was signed into law on Tuesday.
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