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Certificated Staff Mentoring

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding Description

Note: Much of the information provided below is outdated. Funding for this program is now unrestricted pursuant to SBX3 4 (Chapter 12, Statutes of 2009), enacted in February 2009. For additional information, please refer to the Action on 2008 and 2009 Budget Acts Web page.

The program encourages excellent and experienced teachers to teach in "staff priority schools" and to assist beginning teachers and teacher interns during their induction and first years of teaching.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Local educational agencies must be considered “staff priority schools,” which are schools that have an aggregate API score that was at or below the 30th percentile relative to other public schools in the state in any of the five previous school years. Juvenile court schools, county community schools, or community day schools operated by a county office of education can also apply for funding.
Other Eligibility Considerations Eligible teachers must meet the following criteria: (1) have a professional credential that allows the teacher to teach at the grade level and subject matter of the beginning teacher or intern; (2) have seven years or recent experience in the grade level and subject matter of the beginning teacher or intern; (3) teach in a staff priority school for at least five years and assist at least one but no more than five beginning teachers or interns; and (4) meet the needs of the school and have a demonstrated ability to foster pupil achievement and learning as determined by the principal.
Eligible Grade Level(s) K, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Budget Item 6110-267-0001; Education Code sections 44560-44562
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2008-09
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 7276 / 8590
Total Available $11,707,000
Recipient Amount $6,271 + 5 % admin costs per eligible men
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Approximately $10 million in funds to 2006-07 applicants previously awarded. Approximately $2 million in funds for new 2007-08 applicants. Amount unavailable for “new” mentor programs for 2008-09 applicants. Continuing applications will be funded.

Important Dates

Date Application Available August 14, 2008
Due Date September 29, 2008
Expected Notification Date November 17, 2008

Additional Information

Application RFA for Certificated Staff Mentoring  []
Background Career Education []
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Unavailable


Program Roxane Fidler, 916-323-4861,
Fiscal Patty Stevens, 916-323-5838,
Division Professional Learning Support Division, 916-323-6390 (phone), 916-323-2838 (fax)
Last Modified: July 2, 2009

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