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Bill would allow retired teachers to work without benefit penalty

Posted On: Jan. 19, 2023 9:36 AM CST

A proposal making its way through the Montana Legislature seeks to alleviate staffing challenges in public schools by relaxing laws governing retirees re-entering the education workforce, reports the Montana Free Press. One of a growing number of measures designed to address Montana’s teacher shortage, House Bill 117 would increase the amount of money retired educators employed in schools can earn without risking their retirement benefits.