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Appeal of adverse action   

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A holder of a clear teaching credential may appeal an adverse action by a school principal, a mentor teacher, or other district designee related to professional growth. The appeal shall be presented to the commission, which shall rule in favor of the appeal if it finds any of the following claims by the appellant to be true:

(a) That a school principal, a mentor teacher, or other district designee has refused to agree to a planned individual program of professional growth that satisfies the requirements of Section 44277, or to a proposed modification in such a program. Such a finding by the commission shall be grounds for the designated agency to agree to the planned program, or to the proposed modification program.

(b) That a school principal, a mentor teacher, or other district designee has refused to verify completion of an agreed program of professional growth that satisfies the requirements of Section 44277. Such a finding by the commission shall be grounds for the commission to maintain the validity of the clear teaching credential.

(c) That bias, fraud, unfair discrimination, or arbitrary action by a school principal, a mentor teacher, or other district designee prevented the appellant from fulfilling the terms of an agreed program of professional growth. Such a finding by the commission shall cause the commission to grant the appellant additional time, not to exceed five years, for the appellant to fulfill the terms of the agreed program, subject to verification by the commission.

(Added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 498, Sec. 25.3.)

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Education Code 44277