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Supplements for National Board Certified Teachers continues

For Immediate Release – August 3, 2021



Supplements for National Board Certified Teachers continues

IRMO- Lexington-Richland School District Five teachers who have earned National Board Certification (NBCT) will continue to receive supplements from the SC Legislature and the Lexington-Richland School District Five Board of Trustees.


National Board state supplement funds based on the annual Provisions of the General Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2022 have changed. The updated NBC proviso 1A.62 reinstates the supplement program for new applicants and extends supplement eligibility for current NBCT’s. To be eligible for the supplement, NBCT’s must maintain a valid National Board Certificate, and be employed in a supplement eligible position (non-administrative, school-based position).  NBC supplements are adjusted on a pro rata basis for the teacher’s FTE or days employed.  Visit to learn more about the supplements.


Lexington-Richland School District Five has been recognized as a National Board Accomplished District by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, a national nonprofit organization that certifies teachers based on a rigorous set of evaluations and standards.  


The National Board Accomplished District program was unveiled in 2019 and included 81 districts, including School District Five. This is the second consecutive year the district has received this distinction. The program recognizes school districts across the country that have 20% or more of its teachers that have achieved National Board certification.  There are 290 National Board Certified Teachers in School District Five.


To achieve a National Board certification, teachers must prepare a series of essays, presentations and videos. These items should demonstrate their content knowledge, differentiation in instruction, command of teaching practices and learning environment and their abilities as an effective and reflective practitioner of teaching.


Lexington-Richland School District Five is one of three Accomplished Districts in South Carolina. Nationwide there are 79 that come from ten states including Alabama, California, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington.