Part 86 Albert Shanker National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification Grant Program

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Section 86.1. Definitions.

For purposes of Education Law, section 3004-a and of this Part:
(a) Eligible teacher shall mean a teacher who:
(1) is currently teaching in a public school in New York State;
(2) holds tenure;
(3) is a graduate of an accredited college or university;
(4) holds a valid New York State teaching certificate or a valid teaching license issued pursuant to law or regulation by the superintendent of schools of the city school district of Buffalo or by the chancellor of the city school district of the City of New York;
(5) was accepted as a certificate candidate by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards on or after April 1, 1999, or has made application to the national board for acceptance as a certificate candidate on or after September 1, 1999; and
(6) has not previously received funding pursuant to Education Law, section 3004-a, the Albert Shanker National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification Grant Program.
(b) Sponsoring school district shall mean a public school district or board of cooperative educational services (BOCES) which employs an eligible teacher who seeks national board certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and which approves such eligible teacher's leave to seek such certification.
8 NY ADC 86.1
8 NY ADC 86.1
2008 WL 75116035
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Section 86.2. Application.

Eligible teachers seeking a grant pursuant to Education Law, section 3004-a and this Part shall submit an application in a form provided by the commissioner. Such application shall include the following:
(a) documentation that the applicant is an eligible teacher, which may include a written statement signed by an officer of the sponsoring school district verifying that the applicant is employed as a tenured teacher by such sponsoring district; and
(b) documentation that the applicant has properly submitted a completed application for national board certification to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards between April 1, 1999 and June 30, 2000, inclusive, and that such applicant meets the national board's eligibility criteria.
8 NY ADC 86.2
8 NY ADC 86.2
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Section 86.3. Processing and approval of applications.

Applications for grant awards received by the department from eligible teachers shall be evaluated and processed by the department in the following manner:
(a) An eligible teacher who, between April 1, 1999 and November 30, 1999, inclusive, submits a properly completed application to the department and a properly completed application for national board certification to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, shall be awarded a grant pursuant to Education Law, section 3004-a and this Part, to the extent that funds are available, in the order in which his or her application is received by the department. If an eligible teacher's application to the national board is made prior to such teacher's application to the department, as indicated by postmark or other proof of delivery, the department shall consider such earlier date as the date of receipt by the department for evaluation and approval purposes.
(b) An eligible teacher who, between December 1, 1999 and June 30, 2000, inclusive, submits a properly completed application to the department and a properly completed application for national board certification to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, shall be a candidate to receive a grant award pursuant to Education Law, section 3004-a and this Part. If the number of candidates does not exceed the availability of funds, all such candidates shall be awarded a grant pursuant to Education Law, section 3004- a and this Part. If the number of candidates exceeds the availability of funds, the department shall conduct a lottery of all such candidates on July 1, 2000. All candidates selected by such lottery shall be awarded a grant pursuant to Education Law, section 3004-a and this Part to the extent that funds are available.
(c) An eligible teacher who, on or after July 1, 2000, submits a properly completed application to the department and a properly completed application for national board certification to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, may be eligible to receive a grant award pursuant to Education Law, section 3004-a and this Part, to the extent that funds are available, subject to the following procedures:
(1) An eligible teacher who, between July 1st and November 30th, inclusive, submits a properly completed application to the department and a properly completed application for national board certification to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, shall be awarded a grant pursuant to Education Law, section 3004-a and this Part, to the extent that funds are available, in the order in which his or her application is received by the department.
(2) An eligible teacher who, between December 1st and June 30th of the next succeeding year, inclusive, submits a properly completed application to the department and a properly completed application for national board certification to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, shall be a candidate to receive a grant award pursuant to Education Law, section 3004-a and this Part. The department shall conduct a lottery of all such candidates on July 1st of the next succeeding year. All candidates selected by such lottery shall be awarded a grant pursuant to Education Law, section 3004-a and this Part to the extent that funds are available.
8 NY ADC 86.3
8 NY ADC 86.3
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Section 86.4. Allocation of grant awards.

Pursuant to Education Law, section 3004-a and this Part, a grant in an amount of up to $2,500 shall be made available from the Albert Shanker National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification Grant Program to each eligible teacher and sponsoring school district, as follows:
(a) Each eligible teacher who is awarded a grant shall receive an amount up to $2,500 to defray the unreimbursed expenses of certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
(b) From such $2,500 grant, each eligible teacher's sponsoring school district shall be eligible to receive a direct reimbursement from the department in an amount up to $500 to cover the cost of supportive services, which may include 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. To qualify for such reimbursement, a sponsoring school district must submit an affirmation of support and a statement of expenditures, in a form prescribed by the commissioner.
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8 NY ADC 86.4
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Section 86.5. Repayment obligations.


(a) An eligible teacher who receives a grant award pursuant to Education Law, section 3004-a and this Part shall be liable for repayment of such grant to the department if such eligible teacher:
(1) does not complete the process; or
(2) 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.
(b) Repayment of the grant is not required:
(1) 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, disability or other extenuating circumstances including, but not limited to, a personal or family-related crisis or tragedy which, in the opinion of the commissioner or the Board of Regents, renders such eligible teacher incapable of completing his or her obligations; or
(2) if the eligible teacher completes the process but does not achieve certification.
8 NY ADC 86.5
8 NY ADC 86.5
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Last Updated: September 8, 2011