Retaining Effective Teachers Policy
The state should encourage districts to provide compensation for related prior subject-area work experience.
The District of Columbia does not encourage local school districts to provide compensation for related prior subject-area work experience.The District's regulations do include some reference to subject-area work experience, but these appear to be local district-level policies and not a matter of state-level oversight.
District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (DCMR) 5-1106
Encourage local districts to compensate new teachers with relevant prior work experience.
While still leaving local school districts with theflexibility to determine their own pay scales, the District of Columbia should encourage them to incorporate mechanisms such as starting these teachers at a higher salary than other new teachers. Such policies would be attractive to career changers with related work experience, such as in the STEM subjects.
The District of Columbia recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.