National Board Salary Supplement
State law, 20-A MRSA Section 13013-A; as amended by PL 2012 c. 702 and Section 15689-A, subsection 12, provides that a public school teacher or a teacher in a publicly supported secondary school who has attained certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, or its successor organization, shall receive an annual salary supplement for the life of the certificate. The amount of the salary supplement per teacher for fiscal year 2012-13 is $2,500.00*.
In 2012-13, the Maine Department of Education shall allocate $50,000 to the scholarship fund. The Department shall award an amount equal to the cost of the certification program, less any other funds received by the applicant, on a first-come, first-served basis for the first 20 teachers accepted into the certification program annually.
For purposes of the retirement system, the salary supplement must be added to the teacher's base salary and must be considered in the calculation for contributions to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. Note: The supplement should not be added to the base salary amount reported in the MEDMS Staff File. This is considered additional compensation and is taxable income, but is not part of the base salary reported in MEDMS.
The Maine DOE is required to provide the salary supplement to school administrative units and publicly supported secondary schools for eligible teachers no later than February 15 each year. The Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS) shall provide the required contribution to MainePERS.
If a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards-certified teacher is no longer employed as a teacher, the supplement ceases.
*Note: The amount of the supplement is limited by the amount appropriated by the Legislature for these costs per 20-A MRSA Section 15689-A, subsection 19 and may be prorated to a lesser amount.