N.Y. Education Law Section 3004-A
National board for professional teaching standards certification grant program


1.

Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law, the commissioner shall establish the Albert Shanker national board for professional teaching standards certification grant program, to be used by the department to defray any costs incurred by an eligible teacher, as that term is described in subdivision two of this section and his or her sponsoring school district, where such eligible teacher seeks national board certification from the national board for professional teacher standards.

2.

As used in this section, “eligible teacher” shall mean a New York state tenured public school teacher who:

(a)

is currently teaching in New York state;

(b)

has graduated from an accredited college or university; and

(c)

holds a valid New York state teaching certificate.

3.

Under the provisions of this section and subject to the filing requirement described in subdivision four of this section, a grant in an amount of up to two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) shall be made available from the Albert Shanker national board for professional teaching standards certification grant program to each eligible teacher to defray the expenses of certification by the national board for professional teaching standards. Such sum may include the direct reimbursement by the department to the eligible teacher’s sponsoring school district from the total grant award to cover the cost of hiring a substitute teacher for up to three days or the duration of such eligible teacher’s approved leave, whichever is less.

4.

The commissioner shall be responsible for promulgating any regulations necessary to effectuate the provisions of this section, including:

(a)

establishing within the department an application form and filing deadline requirements to be utilized by eligible teachers applying for the Albert Shanker national board for professional teaching standards grant program;

(b)

establishing a mechanism for processing and approving applications within the department;

(c)

establishing a mechanism to allocate grant awards to approved eligible teachers; and

(d)

establishing a mechanism to reimburse sponsoring school districts for up to three days of approved leave as described in subdivision three of this section.

5.

An eligible teacher for whom the state pays a participation fee shall be liable for repayment of the grant to the department if such eligible teacher:

(a)

does not complete the process; or

(b)

completes the process, but does not teach in a New York state public school for at least one full year after achieving national board for professional teaching standards certification.

6.

Repayment of the grant is not required:

(a)

if the certification process is not completed or if the eligible teacher fails to teach for one full year after completion due to his or her death or disability or some other extenuating circumstances as may be recognized by the board of regents; or

(b)

if the eligible teacher completes the process but does not achieve certification.

Source: Section 3004-A — National board for professional teaching standards certification grant program, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/EDN/3004-A (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

3001
Qualifications of teachers
3001‑A
Temporary teaching permit, person not a citizen
3001‑B
First aid instruction mandatory for coaches of extra-class public school athletic activities
3001‑C
First aid instruction mandatory for coaches of high school extra-class nonpublic school athletic activities
3001‑D
Criminal history record checks and conditional appointments
3002
Oath to support federal and state constitutions
3003
Qualifications of superintendents
3004
Regulations governing certification of teachers
3004‑A
National board for professional teaching standards certification grant program
3004‑B
Special procedures for certification
3004‑C
Denial of application for certification
3005
Leave of absence to teachers for teaching in foreign countries, other states and territories and other school districts
3005‑A
Leave of absence for teaching purposes
3005‑B
Leave of absence for personal illness
3006
Commissioner of education to issue certificates
3006‑A
Registration and continuing teacher and leader education requirements for holders of professional certificates in the classroom teaching ...
3007
Endorsement of foreign certificates and diplomas
3008
Certification of teachers by local authorities
3009
Unqualified teachers shall not be paid from school moneys
3010
Penalty for payment of unqualified teacher
3011
Contract with teacher
3012
Tenure: certain school districts
3012‑A
Elementary tenure area
3012‑C
Annual professional performance review of classroom teachers and building principals
3012‑D
Annual teacher and principal evaluations
3013
Abolition of office or position
3014
Tenure: boards of cooperative educational services
3014‑A
Teachers’ rights as a result of a board or boards of cooperative educational services taking over a program formerly operated by a school...
3014‑B
Teachers’ rights as a result of a school district taking over a program formerly operated by a board of cooperative educational services
3014‑C
Teachers’ rights as a result of a school district taking back tuition students
3014‑D
Teachers’ rights as a result of a school district sending students to another district on a tuition basis pursuant to section two thousan...
3015
Teacher’s salary when payable
3016
Contract when teacher is related to trustee or member of board of education
3017
Individual liability of trustees
3018
Revocation of certificate by district superintendent
3019
Penalty for teacher’s failure to complete contract
3019‑A
Notice of termination of service by teachers
3020
Discipline of teachers
3020‑A
Disciplinary procedures and penalties
3020‑B
Streamlined removal procedures for teachers rated ineffective
3021
Removal of superintendents, teachers and employees for treasonable or seditious acts or utterances
3021‑A
Notification of accusatory instrument alleging a sex offense
3022
Elimination of subversive persons from the public school system
3023
Liability of a board of education, trustee, trustees or board of cooperative educational services
3024
Teachers responsible for record books
3025
Verification of school register
3026
Discriminations based on sex prohibited
3027
Discrimination based on age prohibited
3028
Liability of school district for cost and attorney’s fees of action against, or prosecutions of, teachers, members of supervisory and adm...
3028‑A
Students under twenty-one years of age suspected of alcohol abuse or narcotic addiction
3028‑B
Notification of teachers’ duty to provide information and immunity from liability
3028‑C
Protection of school employees who report acts of violence and weapons possession
3028‑D
Protection of school employees who report information regarding illegal or inappropriate financial practices
3029
Hours of continuous duty for full time teachers
3029‑A
Silent meditation in public schools
3030
Interstate agreement on qualifications of educational personnel
3031
Procedure when tenure not to be granted at conclusion of probationary period or when services to be discontinued
3032
Teacher summer business training and employment program
3033
New York state mentor teacher-internship program
3034
Teacher career recruitment clearinghouse
3035
Duties of commissioner
3036
Coursework for reporting child abuse and maltreatment for those with coaching licenses or coaching certificates
3037
Grants for hiring teachers
3038
The superintendent of each school district, in consultation with the district superintendent of a board of cooperative educational servic...

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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