The 80th Session of the Nevada legislature passed Assembly Bill (AB) 276 creating the Nevada State Teacher Recruitment and Retention Advisory Task Force. The Task Force will meet a minimum of four times per year for the purpose of addressing the challenges with attracting and retaining teachers throughout this State.
On or before Feb. 1, 2020, the Legislative Committee on Education shall select one or more teachers, as applicable, to serve as a member of the Task Force.
The Task Force shall:
- Evaluate the challenges in attracting and retaining teachers throughout this state;
- Make recommendations to the Legislative Committee on Education to address the challenges in attracting and retaining teachers throughout this state, including without limitation, providing incentives to attract and retain teachers; and
- On or before February 1 of each odd-numbered year, submit a report to the Director of the Legislative Council Bureau for transmission to the Legislature describing the findings and recommendations of the Task Force.
Eligible teachers must:
- Be a licensed teacher with at least 5 consecutive years of teaching experience in a public school in this state;
- Be currently employed as a teacher and actively teaching in a public school in this state, and remain employed as a teacher in a public school in this state for the duration of the member’s term; and
- Not be currently serving on any other governmental-related board, commission, task force, or similar governmental entity.
The Department will be accepting applications on behalf of the Legislative Committee on Education through Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Eligible educators are encouraged to click here to apply.
Questions regarding the application and/or the Task Force should be directed to KellyLynn Charles at 702-668-4330.