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Elk Grove USD  |  BP  4112.2  Personnel

Certification   

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The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that persons employed in positions requiring certification qualifications have the appropriate credential or permit authorizing their employment in such positions. An appropriate credential shall mean that all teachers will have met the requirements of a highly qualified teacher as defined in the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. (Title IX, 20 U.S.C., Section 9101(23))

(cf. 4111 - Recruitment and Selection)

(cf. 4112.21 - Interns)

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

(cf. 4112.23 - Special Education Staff)

(cf. 4113 - Assignment)

(cf. 4116 - Probationary/Permanent Status)

(cf. 4121 - Temporary/Substitute Personnel)

(cf. 5148 - Child Care and Development)

When fully credentialed individuals are not available, the district may employ persons with emergency permits, intern permits, or credential waivers under the conditions and limitations provided in state and federal law.

No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 Requirements

All teachers of core academic subjects teaching in programs supported by federal Title I funds shall meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act. By the end of the 2005-2006 school year, all teachers of core academic subjects in all schools within the school district shall meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act. (20 USC 6319, 7801; 5 CCR 6100-6125)

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that all district teachers and teachers working in charter schools affiliated with the district are informed about NCLB standards and of how teachers can participate in professional development to achieve compliance with these standards.

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

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification Incentive Program

The Board of Education 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 ensure that district teachers and teachers working in charter schools affiliated with the district are informed about the program and can acquire the necessary application and information materials.(Education Code 44395)

(cf. 0420.4 - Charter Schools)

The Superintendent or designee may provide adequate release time and support to teachers participating in the program.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

8360-8370 Qualifications of child care personnel

32340-32341 Unlawful issuance of a credential

44066 Limitations on certification requirements

44200-44405 Teacher credentialing, especially:

44225.6 CTC annual report on credentials, internships and emergency permits

44225.7 Priorities for recruitment when fully prepared teacher not available

44251 Period of credentials

44252 Standards and procedures for issuance; proficiency testing of basic skills

44252.5 State basic skills assessment required for certificated personnel

44259 Minimum requirements for teaching credential

44259.5 Standards for teachers of all students, including English language learners

44259.8 Alternative means of entering teaching profession

44270.3-44270.4 Out-of-state credentials, administrative services

44274-44274.5 Out-of-state credentials

44275.3 Employment of teachers with out-of-state credentials

44277 Requirements for maintaining valid credentials

44278 Credential appeal

44300-44301 Emergency permits

44302 CTC notification re district options when fully qualified teacher not available

44305-44308 Pre-internship teaching certificates

44325-44328 District interns

44330-44355 Certificates and credentials

44395-44399 National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

44464 Period of validity of internship credential

44468 Early completion of internship program

44500-44508 Peer Assistance and Review Program for Teachers

44662 Performance evaluation; Stull Act review

44751 Recruitment centers

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

56060-56063 Substitute teachers in special education

90530 Recruitment centers

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

6100-6125 Teacher qualifications, No Child Left Behind Act

80001-80690.1 Commission on Teacher Credentialing

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

6311 Parental notifications

6312 District Title I plan

6319 Highly qualified teachers

7801 Definitions, highly qualified teacher

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34

200.55-200.57 highly qualified teachers

200.61Pparent 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:

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

Maximizing School Board Leadership: Human Resources, 1996

CTC PUBLICATIONS

Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for Professional Teacher Induction Programs, March 2002

Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for Professional Teacher Preparation Programs, September 2001

California Standards for the Teaching Profession, July 1997

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GUIDANCE

Improving Teacher Quality State Grants, December 19, 2002

CSBA ADVISORIES

Teacher Credentialing Commission Eliminates Emergency Permits, August 2003

CTC ADVISORIES

1227.99 CTC Memo #99-9931 Amendments pertaining to emergency permits

CTC memo #94-9414, August 15, 1994

WEB SITES

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

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

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

CSBA: http://www.csba.or

Policy ELK GROVE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: July 1, 2002 Elk Grove, California

revised: January 17, 2006