During a working meeting of members of the administration of the Smolensk region, chaired by the governor, the interim results of the implementation of the federal program to support teachers in small settlements “Zemsky Teacher”, initiated by Russian President Vladimir Putin, were discussed.
Let us recall that among the key objectives of the project is to solve the problem of the shortage of teachers in rural schools by providing them with a one-time compensation payment of one million rubles. This support measure is provided to teachers who have come to work in rural areas, urban-type settlements or cities with a population of up to 50,000 people.
According to acting Head of the Department of Education and Science Elena Talkina, teachers up to the age of 55 can participate in the program. Applicants must have a higher or secondary vocational education. Among the main conditions for the provision of compensation payments is work in a school located in a small village for at least five years with a workload of at least 18 hours per week.
In the Smolensk Region, applications for participation in the project were accepted from January 21 to July 20, 2020. The competition was opened for five vacant positions from among the most demanded in the region.
Thus, secondary school №1 in Velizh needed a physics and mathematics teacher. Gusinsky secondary school in Krasninsky district was looking for an English teacher. The Phoenix boarding school in the Novoduginsky district was ready to employ mathematics teachers. They also required a teacher of chemistry and biology at the Pervomaisk secondary school in the Shumyachsky district and a primary school teacher at the Kholmovsky secondary school in the Kholm-Zhirkovsky district.
In total, 37 applications were submitted to the Zemsky Teacher portal. Following the results of the competition, five winners were determined. Labor contracts will be signed with them in the near future.