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Evaluation of Certificated Employees   

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(a) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall, with the approval of the State Board of Education, award a grant to any eligible applicant school district, county office of education, or charter school, for the purpose of providing necessary administrator training pursuant to this article. The grant shall consist of an amount not to exceed four hundred dollars ($400) per administrator scheduled to receive training as set forth in this article.

(b) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall administer this article and shall, where necessary, implement actions of the State Board of Education governing the implementation of this article.

(c) (1) Programs funded pursuant to this section shall include all of the following:

(A) Techniques and strategies for successful supervision, observation, diagnosis, and conferencing with teachers that support instructional improvement.

(B) Documentation and writing techniques necessary for effective written evaluations.

(C) A knowledge of evaluation, assessment, and dismissal procedures pursuant to Article 11 (commencing with Section 44660) of Chapter 3 and Article 3 (commencing with Section 44930) of Chapter 4.

(2) The programs shall provide sufficient flexibility to meet the needs of the state's diverse school districts.

(3) The programs shall set forth the sources for appropriate professional development, including, but not limited to, the Governor' s Principal Leadership Institute pursuant to Chapter 12 (commencing with Section 92855) of Part 57, onsite training offered by practitioners and consulting experts, and academies offered by professional associations.

(d) This article shall not be implemented during any fiscal year for which funds have not been appropriated for these purposes.

(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 935, Sec. 1.)