Nebraska educators could become substitutes faster under new bill

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – During hearing on Thursday, members of the Nebraska Retirement Systems Committee heard testimony on Legislative Bill 198.

The bill would allow full-time teachers to transition to substitute teaching faster.

Currently, if a teacher is working full-time and wants to scale back and just substitute teach, they have a 180-day waiting period in which they can only work eight days a month.

This bill would eliminate that wait period and allow them to substitute teach more often.

LB 198 would not apply to teachers who have taken money out of their retirement plan or collected any other retirement benefits.

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