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Grants for hiring teachers
Education (EDN) CHAPTER 16, TITLE 4, ARTICLE 61
§ 3037. Grants for hiring teachers. 1. For purposes of this section,
the following term shall have the following meaning: "Eligible teacher"
shall mean an individual that: (a) is certified to teach in New York
state pursuant to section three thousand four of this article; or holds
a Master's degree or Ph.D. in Mathematics, Science, Technology or
Education; or holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Science,
Technology or Education and is currently enrolled in a Master's or Ph.D.
program in Mathematics, Science, Technology or Education within five
years from the later of the effective date of this section or the
employment start date with the nonpublic school, (b) teaches
Mathematics, Science or Technology in any grades from three through
twelve, and (c) is employed by a nonpublic school.

2. (a) Within amounts appropriated therefor, nonpublic schools shall,
upon application, be reimbursed by the department for the salaries of
eligible teachers. Each school which seeks a reimbursement pursuant to
this section shall submit to the office of religious and independent
schools an application therefor, together with such additional documents
as the commissioner may reasonably require, at such times, in such form
and containing such information as the commissioner may prescribe by
regulation. Applications for reimbursement pursuant to this section must
be received by August first of each year for schools to be reimbursed
for the salaries of eligible teachers in the prior year.

(b) Pursuant to paragraph (a) of this subdivision, reimbursement for
eligible teachers shall be the average comparable teacher salary and
personal service, per subject area, of public school teachers in the
school district in which such nonpublic schools are located, multiplied
by the percentage of full time equivalent secular instructional hours
completed in the school day per subject area. Reimbursements shall not
be provided for eligible teachers who provide instruction in
mathematics, science or technology if such teachers also provide
non-secular instruction in any capacity.

(c) In the event that the applications for reimbursement under this
section exceed the appropriation available for this program, then each
applicant shall only be reimbursed an amount equal to the percentage
that each such applicant represents to the total of all applications

3. The commissioner may promulgate any rules or regulations necessary
to carry out the provisions of this section.