This California school district will pay you to become a teacher. Here’s how it works

Natomas Unified School District is offering money to those willing to become teachers through its Diverse Future Teachers program.

Applications for the program opened Jan. 24, and will close next week, Sept. 15. The onus of the program is to recruit former school district students who are pursuing a career in education, using money as an incentive to lure them back to Natomas.

The greater statewide initiative also targets retired educators — to get them back in the classroom — to help California battle its teacher shortage.

“Teacher shortages are a growing national issue exacerbated by COVID-19, and California is no exception,” State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond told the Senate Education Committee earlier this year.

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