Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 3.djvu/934

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106 STAT. 2728 PUBLIC LAW 102-484—OCT. 23, 1992 than two school years with a local educational agency identified under subsection 0)X2), to begin the school year after obtaining that certification or licensure; or "(B) in the case of a member selected for assistance

  • for placement as a teacher's aide, an offer of full-time

employment as a tecicher's aide in an elementary or secondary school for not less than two school years with a local educational agency identified under subsection (b)(3), to begin the school year after obtaining the necessary credenticus. "(g) STIPEND FOR PARTICIPANTS. — (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), the Secretary of Defense shall pay to each participant m the placement program a stipend in an amount equal to the lesser or— "(A) $6,000; or "(B) the total costs of the type described in paragraphs (1), (2), (3), (8), and (9) of section 472 of the Higher Education Act of 1966 (20 U.S.C. 108711) incurred by the participant while obtaining teacher certification or licensure or the necessary credentials to serve as a teacher's aide and employment as an elementary or secondary school teacher or teacner aide. "(2) A member who is entitled to benefits under section 1174a or 1175 of this title or is given early retirement under section 4403 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 shall not be paid a stipend under paragraph (1). "(3) A stipend paid under paragraph (1) shall be taken into account in determimng the eligibility of the participant for Federal student financial assistance provided under title iV of the Higher Education Act of 1966 (20 U.S.C. 1070 et seq.). "(h) GRANTS TO FACILITATE PLACEMENT. —(1) In the case of a participant in the placement program obtaining teacher certification or Ucensure, the Secretary of Defense shall offer to enter into an agreement under this subsection with the first local educational agency identified under subsection (b)(2) that employs the participant as a full-time elementary or secondary school teacher after the participant obtains teacher certification or licensure. "(2) in the case of a participant in the program obtaining credentials to serve as a teacher's aide, the Secretary shall offer to enter into an agreement under this subsection with the first local educational agency identified under subsection (b)(3) that employs the participant as a full-time teacher's aide. "(3) Under an agreement referred to in paragraph (1) or (2)— "(A) the locid educational agency shall agree to employ the participant full time for not less than two consecutive school years (at a basic salar]^ to be certified to the Secretary) in a school of the local educational agency serving a concentration of childrenfi*omlow-income families; and "(B) the Secretary shall agree to p^ to the local educational agency an amount e(iual to the lesser of— "(i) the basic salary to be paid by the local educational agency to the participant during the two years; and "(u) $60,000. "(4) Payments required under paragraph (2) may be made by the Secretary in such installments as the Secretary may determine. "(6) If a participant leaves the employment of a local educational agency before the end of the two years of required service, the