After lawmakers passed a provision providing retired teachers the flexibility to teach full time, retired instructors are filling shortages in Kentucky classrooms. Senators approved Senate Bill in last month at a special session of the General Assembly. Part of the law permits retired teachers to return to full-time employment while still earning their pensions.
JCPS officials said that the incentive has resulted in the hiring of five retired teachers, and they are working to hire more. The district may hire up to 600 retired teachers, and there are now roughly 150 openings.