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Certificated Staff Mentoring

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

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.

Eligibility

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, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible
Age Level(s)
Not applicable

Funding

Legal
Authority
Budget Item 6110-267-0001; Education Code sections 44560-44562
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2006-07
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
7276 / 8590
Total Available $11,200,000
Recipient
Amount
$6,000 per eligible mentor teacher
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula Funding is calculated at $6,000 x the number of eligible mentor teachers. Administrative costs are 5 percent of the total stipend amount and are in addition to the total stipend amount.

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
January 1, 2007
Due Date March 5, 2007
Expected
Notification Date
April 9, 2007

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background http://www.cde.ca.gov/pd/te/ce/index.asp
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Unavailable

Contacts

Program Roxane Fidler
Phone : 916-323-4861
E-mail : rfidler@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Patty Stevens
Phone : 916-323-5838
E-mail : pstevens@cde.ca.gov
Division Professional Learning Support Division
Phone : 916-323-6390
Fax : 916-323-2838

Last Modified: August 20, 2007

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Sacramento, CA 95814

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