In an effort to fill dozens of vacancies for math, science and special-education teachers, the Los Angeles Unified board on Tuesday approved a package of incentives designed to recruit and retain qualified candidates, particularly at low-performing schools. The district needs to hire 80 math, 75 science and 200 special education teachers for the 2006-07 school year. The following incentives begin July 1 and run through the 2008-09 school year: $5,000 to credentialed math, science and special-education teachers who are newly assigned (new hire or transfer) to low-performing schools. $5,000 to credentialed teachers who remain at these schools for three years, through 2008-09. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 Up to $5,000 reimbursement of education expenses for teachers who earn master’s degrees or get credentialed in math, science or special education. Achievement grants of $20 per student awarded to schools that meet their federal improvement goals for two consecutive years. In addition, a $1,000 recruitment incentive and $1,000-a-year stipend will be paid to fully credentialed special-education teachers.
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