Demand for teachers is at its highest level, and school districts cannot fill the jobs. Districts also need experienced teachers. Why not try and hire more retired teachers to work full-time?
It is expensive, and the taxpayer will indirectly pay the surcharge, which is defined as a tax, to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) by way of a surcharge/penalty/tax assessed to school districts for hiring back each retired educator. Are you confused yet? The rules are very complicated and seem to change without notice, as they did during one of the multiple Texas Legislative sessions in 2021.