To be considered for bonus funding, a JROTC instructor must:
1. Meet the general requirements of eligibility for financial assistance with the Troops to Teachers program.
2. Be nationally certified as a JROTC instructor (which meets DOD’s highly qualified requirement).
3. Agree to teach within the qualifying low-income
public school for three years.
4. Fully register with the Troops to Teachers program BEFORE
the start of teaching.
The federal Troops to Teachers office currently uses the following criteria to identify schools as qualifying for the low income status:
The school district must have a percentage of students that is 30% or higher receiving free and reduced lunch.
The school must have 13% or more of students with disabilities. This is determined annually under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Furthermore, the federal Troops to Teachers office is the only source which may determine eligibility for program enrollment, benefits, and which schools qualify for the low income status. These program requirements are subject to change at any time and I will attempt to update you with any future changes in a timely manner.
*Stipend bonus for JROTC is capped at $5,000