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Tier II change legislation clears House, moves to Senate
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Tier II change legislation clears House, moves to Senate

The Alabama House on Thursday approved a bill to modify retirement benefits for newer teachers in the state. Advocates say more attractive benefits, including the ability to roll over sick leave and collect retirement after 30 years, will help with the state’s teacher shortage.

School funding change on the move in the Legislature
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School funding change on the move in the Legislature

Senate Bill 9 would amend the state's Foundation Program to calculate growth so systems don’t have to wait a year for per-student funding, which this year is about $6,271. It would estimate non-virtual enrollment based on the previous years’ growth.