A bill to help retain teachers in rural areas was introduce into the Montana House of Representatives.
House Representative Llew Jones introduced Bill 211, and it had its first hearing in the education committee last week.
The bill would build a program that would address recruitment and retention of K-12 teachers in areas that have a shortage of educators.
One of the incentives that is in the bill is assistance for repayment of student loans.
The assistance would be for only up to three years.
-Reported by Margaret DeMarco/MTN News