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Schools throughout New Jersey are experiencing severe teacher and staff shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

News 12 Staff

Jan 20, 2022, 10:39 AM

Updated 879 days ago

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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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