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Charter Oak USD  |  4000 |  BP  4112.2  Personnel

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The Governing Board recognizes that the district's ability to provide a high-quality education program is dependent upon the employment of certificated staff who are adequately prepared and have demonstrated proficiency in basic skills in the subject matter to be taught. 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 - District Interns)

(cf. 4112.22 - Staff Teaching Students of Limited English Proficiency)

(cf. 4112.23 - Special Education Staff)

(cf. 4113 - Assignment)

(cf. 4121 - Temporary/Substitute Personnel)

(cf. 5148 - Child Care and Development)

(cf. 6178 - Career Technical education)

(cf. 6178.2 - Regional Occupational Center/Program)

(cf. 6200 - Adult Education)

All teachers of core academic subjects shall meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act. (20 USC 6319, 7801; 5 CCR 6100-6125)

(cf.4112.24 - Teacher Qualifications Under the No Child Left Behind Act)

When credentialed teachers are not available, the district may request that the CTC issue a short-term staff permit, provisional internship permit (PIP), visiting faculty permit, emergency permit, or credential waiver under the conditions and limitations provided in state or federal law.

When requesting a PIP, the Board shall approve, as an action item at a public Board meeting, a notice of intent to employ the applicant in the identified position. (5 CCR 80021.1)

Before requesting an emergency permit, the Board shall annually approve a Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators as an action item at a regularly scheduled public Board meeting. (Education Code 44300.1; 5 CCR 80026)

The Superintendent or designee shall provide support and guidance to noncredentialed teachers in accordance with law to ensure the quality of the instructional program. He/she also may provide assistance and support to staff holding preliminary credentials to help them meet the qualifications required for the professional clear credential.

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4131.1 - Beginning Teacher Support/Induction)

(cf. 4138 - Mentor Teachers)

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification

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

The Superintendent or designee shall inform all teachers about the program and how to acquire the necessary application and information materials. The Superintendent or designee may provide release time, fee support, a stipend upon completion, or other support to teachers participating in the program contingent upon funding.

(cf. 4161.3 - Professional Leaves)

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

41250-41522 Teacher Credentialing Block Grant

42647 Eligibility to issue warrants

44066 Limitations on certification requirements

44200-44405 Teacher credentialing, especially:

44250-44277 Credential types; minimum requirements

44279.1-44279.7 Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Program

44300-44301 Emergency permits and visiting faculty

44320.2 Teachers performance assessment

44325-44329 District interns

44330-44355 Certificates and credentials

44380-44387 Alternative certification program

44395-443979 National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification incentive program

44420-44440 Revocation and suspension of credentials

44450-44468 University internship program

44560-44562 Certificated Staff Mentoring 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

6100-6125 Teacher qualifications, No Child Left Behind Act

80001-80674.6 Commission on Teacher Credentialing

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

6311 Parental notifications

6312 District Title I plan

6319 Highly qualified teachers

7801 Definitions, high qualified teacher

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34

200.55-200.57 High qualified teachers

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 CODED CORRESPONDENCE

08-11 Approval of Amendments to Title 5 Regulations pertaining to Multiple Subject, Single Subject or Education Specialist Short-Term Staff Permit, July 18, 2008

08-09 New Online Credential View and Print Process, July 3, 2008

07-23 Visiting Faculty Permit, December 14, 207

07-19 Designated Subjects Career Technical Education Teaching Credential, December 14, 2007

COMMISSION ON TEACHER CREDENTIALING PUBLICATIONS

Teacher Supply in California: A report to the Legislature, April 2008

Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for Professional Teacher Induction Programs, June 2008

The Administrator's Assignment Manual, rev. September 2007

Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for Professional Teacher Preparation Programs, rev. March 2007

California Standards for the Teaching Profession, July 1997

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GUIDANCE

Improving Teacher Quality State Grants, December 19, 2002

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

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

California Teacher Credentialing Examinations: http://www.ctcexams.nesinc.com

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

Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Commission's Information Guide (for employers' use only):

http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentias/cig">htpp://www.ctc.ca.gov"?http://www.ctc.ca.gov">http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentias/cig">htpp://www.ctc.ca.gov"? href="http://www.ctc.ca.gov">http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/cig

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

U.S. Department of Education: htt;://www.ed.gov

Policy CHARTER OAK UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: June 23, 1998 Covina, California

revised: May 10, 2005

revised: November 19, 2009

revised: August 2010