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Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Clusters

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

The California Department of Education (CDE) and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) award cluster grants on a competitive basis to Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) teacher induction programs. There are six regional clusters and two grants are awarded per cluster. The grantees identify a teacher induction program consultant to assist the school district or consortiums of school districts forming a cluster. Primary responsibilities include assisting in designing, implementing, refining, and evaluating the teacher induction programs; disseminating information on teacher induction programs to all interested participants within the cluster; and collaborating with other cluster staff and state administrative agency staff statewide to ensure ongoing program effectiveness and improvement.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Local educational agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
Selection of the BTSA Cluster Region LEAs is through the request for application process. It is a competitive process that is consistent with the requirements of BTSA funding. Eligible applicants include districts or consortia of school districts currently administering a local BTSA teacher induction program. All applicants must show that they have the capacity to serve all current and emerging BTSA programs located within the cluster region from which they apply.
Other
Eligibility
Considerations
School districts, consortium of school districts, or county offices of education that are awarded the cluster grants shall identify a teacher induction consultant to assist and support the LEAs forming the cluster they applied for.
Eligible
Grade Level(s)
Not applicable
Eligible
Age Level(s)
Not applicable

Funding

Legal
Authority
Education Code Section 44279.7; Budget Item 6110-001-0890
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2006-07
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
5810 / 8290
Total Available $25,000
Recipient
Amount
varies
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula Unavailable

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
August 1, 2006
Due Date August 10, 2006
Expected
Notification Date
November 9, 2006

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background http://www.cde.ca.gov/pd/te/er/
Fiscal Unavailable
Other The grants are issued to districts and county offices of education. The BTSA programs vary in organizational design and include individual districts, districts in collaboration with one another and with colleges and universities, and large consortia in which districts, colleges, universities, and county offices of education work together. Funds were allocated after the 2006 Budget Act was signed and the Department of Finance approved the BTSA fiscal year 2006-07 Expenditure Plan.

Contacts

Program Sarah Solari
Phone : 916-324-5688
E-mail : ssolari@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Christy Gunsolley
Phone : 916-323-5549
E-mail : cgunsoll@cde.ca.gov
Division Professional Learning Support Division
Phone : 916-323-6440
Fax : 916-323-2806

Last Modified: August 3, 2007

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