Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The thirty-fourth paragraph of section 1G of chapter 15 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out the third sentence, as amended by section 1 of chapter 727 of the acts of 1987, and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- In order to provide financial incentives for qualified teachers and to encourage the improved utilization of teaching resources by school committees, the board, beginning on July first, nineteen hundred and eighty-eight and subject to appropriation, shall award grants of up to two thousand five hundred dollars per teacher, for teachers who shall undertake such expanded responsibilities; provided, however, that the total dollar amount of grants to a school district in any fiscal year shall be no higher than two thousand dollars multiplied by ten per cent of the teachers within such district.
SECTION 2. Section 49 of said chapter 15 is hereby amended by striking out the last paragraph, added by section 2 of said chapter 727, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
Beginning on July first, nineteen hundred and eighty-eight, any school district eligible to receive new or additional equal educational opportunity grant funding as designated by chapter seventy A shall direct such funds to the most-at-risk schools, if any, in said district.
SECTION 3. Section 40 of chapter 71 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out the last paragraph, added by section 11 of said chapter 727, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
Any city, town, regional school district, educational collaborative or independent vocational school district which currently employs teachers at salaries below eighteen thousand dollars or below twenty thousand dollars and which accepts the minimum salary provisions of this section for school years commencing after July first, nineteen hundred and eighty-seven shall receive a minimum teacher salary grant from the commonwealth in fiscal years nineteen hundred and eighty-eight and nineteen hundred and eighty-nine equal to the cost incurred by such city, town, collaborative or regional school district during said fiscal years as a result of increasing the minimum teacher salary to eighteen thousand dollars or to twenty thousand dollars, as designated by the vote of the school committee and the appropriating authority thereof, for each teacher whose salary was below that level prior to July first, nineteen hundred and eighty-seven and for each teacher hired after June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eighty-seven whose salary was below that level at any time between July first, nineteen hundred and eighty-seven and June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eighty-nine.