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354A.103 Charter school teaching service credit purchase.

Subdivision 1. Service credit purchase authorized. A teacher who has at least three years of allowable service credit with the teachers retirement fund association is entitled to purchase up to ten years of allowable service credit for charter school teaching service by making payment under section 356.55, provided that the teacher is not entitled to receive a current or deferred age and service retirement annuity or disability benefit from the applicable employer-sponsored pension plan and has not purchased service credit from the applicable defined benefit employer-sponsored pension plan for that service.

Subd. 2. Application and documentation. A teacher who desires to purchase service credit under subdivision 1 must apply with the executive director to make the purchase. The application must include all necessary documentation of the teacher's qualifications to make the purchase, signed written permission to allow the executive director to request and receive necessary verification of applicable facts and eligibility requirements, and any other relevant information that the executive director may require. Payment must be made before the teacher's effective date of retirement.

Subd. 3. Service credit grant. Allowable service credit for the purchase period must be granted by the teachers retirement fund association to the purchasing teacher on receipt of the purchase payment amount.

HIST: 1999 c 222 art 16 s 12

* NOTE: This section, as added by Laws 1999, chapter 222, *article 16, section 12, is repealed effective May 16, 2002. *Laws 1999, chapter 222, article 16, section 16.

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