Lansingburgh Awarded "Teachers of Tomorrow" Funding
July 8, 2022
Lansingburgh Central School District is pleased to announce it was approved for funding from the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Teachers of Tomorrow Program.
School districts across New York State have experienced ongoing teacher shortages in recent years, particularly in high-need subject areas such as Mathematics, Science and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). NYSED created Teachers of Tomorrow to assist districts in their efforts to not only recruit new teachers but also retain them as employees. As a Teachers of Tomorrow school district, Lansingburgh will now provide extra incentives to not only teach for the district but to remain employed there as well.
For qualifying teaching jobs in high-need subject areas, Lansingburgh is now offering tuition reimbursement and an annual recruitment stipend of $3,400 to new teachers during each of their first four years of employment in the district.
Additionally, Lansingburgh is also able to offer these incentives to its current teachers in high-need subject areas if they started teaching for the district in the 2021-2022 School Year. Funding for Lansingburgh to offer these incentives is available through the 2025-2026 School Year.
“We are thrilled to receive the Teachers of Tomorrow funding and we are now including the opportunity for recruitment stipends in job postings for all of our eligible teaching positions,” said Lansingburgh Superintendent of Schools Antonio Abitabile.
“I have no doubt that this program will help us hire and establish long-term professional relationships with the best teachers available for Lansingburgh students.”
All Lansingburgh teaching jobs qualifying for Teachers of Tomorrow incentives are indicated on Lansingburgh's OLAS page and will be going forward.