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Santa Clara USD |  AR  4138  Personnel

Mentor Teachers   

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Cautionary Notice: AB 97 (Ch. 47, Statutes of 2013) repealed Education Code 42605, which provided temporary flexibility for specified "Tier 3" categorical programs, and instead redirects the funding for those categorical programs into the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) (Education Code 42238.01-42251). The supplemental and concentration grant portions of the LCFF may be used for any schoolwide or districtwide educational purpose in accordance with state regulations to be adopted by January 31, 2014, with a goal of increasing or improving services for English learners, foster youth, and students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Certain requirements related to Tier 3 categorical program(s) in the following policy or regulation are no longer applicable.

Selection of Mentor Teachers

A teacher seeking designation as a mentor shall submit his/her written application to the committee in accordance with the deadline established by the Superintendent or designee.

Certificated Staff Mentoring Program

An experienced teacher shall be eligible to receive a stipend as a mentor teacher under the Certificated Staff Mentoring Program if he/she: (Education Code 44561, 44562)

1. Has a professional clear credential authorizing him/her to teach at the same grade levels and in the same subject matter as the beginning teachers or interns to whom he/she is assigned

(cf. 4112.2 - Certification)

(cf. 4112.21 - Interns)

(cf. 4112.22 - Staff Teaching Students of Limited English Proficiency)

(cf. 4112.23 - Special Education Staff)

(cf. 4131.1 - Beginning Teacher Support/Induction)

2. Has at least seven years of recent experience instructing at one or more of the same grade levels and in the same subject matter as the beginning teachers or interns to whom he/she is assigned

3. Agrees to provide assistance to at least one and not more than five interns or beginning teachers for a period of at least five years

(cf. 4113 - Assignment)

4. Meets the needs of the school and has demonstrated ability to foster student achievement and learning, as determined by the school principal

(cf. 4112.24 - Teacher Qualifications Under the No Child Left Behind Act)

(cf. 4115 - Evaluation/Supervision)


approved: August 22, 2013 Santa Clara, California