US Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) recently introduced bipartisan legislation that would provide federal student loan relief to teachers working in a military-affected community, that is, those where as many as 20 % of pupils attend on average daily in all schools. served by a school district in the previous school year were military dependent students.
“Military service is family service, and our teachers are an integral part of helping our military children adjust to a new learning environment every time they move,” said Senator Moran on July 30. student loans burden on our teachers and bring high quality teachers to serve in schools on or near our military bases. “
Specifically, on July 20, Senator Moran joined with the sponsor of the bill, U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) in introducing the bipartisan Defense Community Teacher Support Act, S. 2399, to make teachers in military-affected school districts eligible for the teacher loan forgiveness program. , which allows highly qualified STEM teachers who teach in low-income areas to receive $ 17,500 in loan relief after five years of teaching, according to information provided by Senator Moran’s office.
The bill has been referred to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions for consideration.