Retired Teachers Who Want to Teach in PWCS!

If you retired from teaching in a Virginia school division, you could return to teach in a critical shortage area and receive a full paycheck and collect retirement pay!

Virginia law allows K-12 school divisions to hire eligible Virginia Retirement System (VRS) retirees into certain full-time, critical shortage teaching and administrative assignments. To be eligible, retirees have to:

  • Satisfy a 12-month bona fide break in service during which no work is performed for any VRS employer;
  • Hold a Virginia Board of Education license; and
  • Not have retired on disability retirement or with a reduced VRS benefit under an early retirement incentive program.

Under this special allowance, you continue to receive your monthly retirement benefit from VRS while working in the full-time position.

For the 2022-23 school year, the Virginia Department of Education has identified 10 critical shortage teaching areas:

  1. Elementary Education Pre-K-6
  2. Special Education
  3. Middle Education Grades 6-8
  4. Career and Technical Education
  5. Mathematics Grades 6-12 (including Algebra 1)
  6. Science (Secondary)
  7. Foreign Language PreK-12
  8. English (Secondary)
  9. History and Social Science (Secondary)
  10. Health and Physical Education