A bill that would allow teachers who are eligible to retire to purchase up to five years of service, age or a combination of the two in order to make room for new teachers has been backed by state Sen. John Velis, D-Westfield, and state Rep. Carol Doherty, D-Taunton.
If approved, the bill known as “An Act to provide a retirement enhancement opportunity to members of the Massachusetts Teachers Retirement System,” would be voted on by each city or town’s School Committee before teachers in those communities would be eligible.
Author(s): Elizabeth Román
Publication Date: 18 February 2021
Publication Site: MassLive