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Campbell Union ESD |  BP  4112.2  Personnel

Certification   

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The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that persons employed in positions requiring certification qualifications possess the appropriate credential or permit from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) authorizing their employment in such positions.

(cf. 4111 - Recruitment and Selection)

(cf. 4112.21 - Interns)

(cf. 4112.22 - Staff Teaching Students of English Language Learners)

(cf. 4112.23 - Special Education Staff)

(cf. 4112.5/4212/4212.5 - Criminal Record Check)

(cf. 4113 - Assignment)

(cf. 4121 - Temporary/Substitute Personnel)

(cf. 5148 - Child Care and Development)

The Superintendent or designee shall provide assistance and support to teachers holding preliminary credentials to enable them to meet the qualifications required for the clear credential.

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4131.1 - Teacher Support and Guidance)

The Superintendent or designee shall make reasonable efforts to recruit a fully prepared teacher for each assignment. When fully credentialed individuals are not available, the district may employ a person possessing an intern credential, a short-term staff permit or provisional internship permit (PIP) under the conditions and limitations provided in state and federal law.

The Board shall approve, as an action item at a public Board meeting, a notice of its intent to employ a PIP applicant for a specific position. (5 CCR 80021.1)

The Board shall annually approve a Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators. (Education Code 44225, 44225.7, 5 CCR 80023.2, 80026, 80027, 80027.1)

Whenever it is necessary to employ noncredentialed teachers to fill a position requiring certification qualifications, the Superintendent or designee shall provide support and guidance in accordance with law to ensure the quality of the instructional program.

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification

The Governing Board encourages district teachers to voluntarily seek from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards additional certification which demonstrates advanced knowledge and teaching skills.

The Superintendent or designee shall inform district teachers about the program and how to acquire the necessary application and information materials.

Parental Notifications

At the beginning of each school year, the Superintendent or designee shall notify the parents/guardians of each student attending a school receiving Title 1 funds that they may request information regarding the professional qualifications of their child's classroom teacher including, but not limited to whether the teacher has met the state qualifications and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject area for which the teacher provides instruction.

(cf. 5145.6 Parental Notifications)

In addition, the Superintendent or designee shall notify parents/guardians in a timely manner whenever their child has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by, a teacher who does not meet applicable state certification of licensure requirements at the grade level and subject area to which the teacher has been assigned. (20 USC 6312)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

8360-8370 Qualifications of child care personnel

32340-32341 Unlawful issuance of a credential

35186 Complaints regarding teacher vacancy or misassignment

44066 Limitations on certification requirements

44200-44399 Teacher credentialing, especially:

44250-44277 Credential types; minimum requirements

44300-44302 Emergency permit

44325-44328 District interns

44330-44355 Certificates and credentials

44395-44399 National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

44420-44440 Revocation and suspension of credentials

44450-44468 University internship program

44830-44929 Employment of certificated persons; requirement of proficiency in basic skills

56060-56063 Substitute teachers in special education

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

80001-80674.6 Commission on Teacher Credentialing

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

6311 Parental notifications

6312 Title I local educational agency plans; notification regarding teacher qualifications

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34

200.61 Parent notification regarding teacher qualifications

COURT DECISIONS

Association of Mexican-American Educators et al. v. State of California and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, (1993) 836 F.Supp. 1534

Management Resources:

COMMISSION ON TEACHER CREDENTIALING PUBLICATIONS

CL-667 Basic Skills Requirement

CL-856 Provisional Intern Permit (PIP)

CL-858 Short Term Staff Permit

Hiring Hierarchy in Education Code 44225.7, Coded Correspondence, January 30, 2013

Subject Matter Authorization Guideline Book, 2012

Supplementary Authorization Guideline Book, 2012

California Standards for the Teaching Profession, 2009

The Administrator's Assignment Manual, rev. September 2007

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov

Commission on Teacher Credentialing: http://www.ctc.ca.gov

Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Commission's Information Guide (for employers' use only): http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/cig

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards: http://www.nbpts.org

U.S. Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov

Policy CAMPBELL UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: November 19, 1998 Campbell, California

revised: August 28, 2003

revised: July 15, 2004

revised: May 18, 2006

revised: December 8, 2016