Govt unveils $9.5m package to tackle teacher shortage – MSN

Govt unveils $9.5m package to tackle teacher shortage – MSN

The government has announced a $9.5 million package to tackle the teacher shortage.

Some Auckland schools are getting no applicants for their vacancies, while rural schools are also struggling to find staff.

Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today that the government will extend eligibility for a voluntary bonding scheme to beginning teachers in decile two and three schools in Auckland and nationally to new teachers of science, technology, maths and te reo Māori.

Mr Hipkins said in order to maintain the advantage that decile one schools got from the bonding scheme, the payments would be limited to $10,500 after teachers had worked at their school for three years.

By MSN

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