Lancaster SD | BP 4131.1 Personnel
Teacher Support And Guidance
The Board of Trustees recognizes the link between teacher effectiveness and student learning and desires to provide structured, individualized support and guidance to teachers as necessary to enhance their performance and support teacher retention. The Superintendent or designee shall develop a program of intensive professional development and consultation to help interns and beginning teachers apply their academic preparation more effectively in the classroom and to assist other teachers who need additional development in subject matter knowledge, instructional methods, and/or classroom management.
(cf. 4112.21 - Interns)
The Superintendent or designee shall coordinate individualized teacher support and guidance activities developed pursuant to this policy with other district staff development programs and staff evaluation processes.
(cf. 4115 - Evaluation/Supervision)
(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)
Teachers may volunteer to participate in a teacher support and guidance program or may be referred to such services based on their performance evaluation.
Support providers shall be experienced certificated personnel who are knowledgeable about teacher development and needed competencies and have strong interpersonal and communication skills. Support may include, but is not limited to, classroom observations, regular meetings with the support provider, and an individualized plan for professional development or coursework that takes into consideration the teacher's assignment and prior preparation and experience. The roles and responsibilities of support providers shall be clearly defined in writing and communicated to all participants.
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure the timely assignment of qualified support providers to participating teachers and for reassignment as needed. He/she shall also ensure that each support provider receives appropriate training to serve in a support capacity and is provided adequate time and resources to assist other teachers.
The district may provide a stipend to support providers in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement and district budget.
(cf. 3100 - Budget)
The performance of a participating teacher shall be monitored by the support provider, Superintendent or designee, and/or a panel of teachers and administrators in order to determine whether the teacher has met program goals and to make recommendations for follow-up support or employment action, as appropriate.
(cf. 4117.4 - Dismissal)
(cf. 4117.6 - Decision Not to Rehire)
(cf. 4118 - Suspension/Disciplinary Action)
The Superintendent or designee shall regularly evaluate the district's teacher support and guidance programs and shall report to the Board regarding program effectiveness in meeting district goals for teacher quality and retention. Evaluation reports may include, but are not limited to, data on program enrollment and completion, subsequent retention rates of participating teachers, and interviews or surveys of program participants.
(cf. 0500 - Accountability)
Beginning Teacher Induction Program
The Superintendent or designee shall inform beginning teachers who possess a preliminary credential about induction programs or other options that are available to help them fulfill the requirements of the clear multiple subject, single subject, or education specialist credential pursuant to Education Code 44259.
(cf. 4112.2 - Certification)
(cf. 4112.24 - Teacher Qualifications Under the No Child Left Behind Act)
The district's beginning teacher induction program shall meet program standards adopted by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and shall support beginning teachers in meeting the competencies described in the California Standards for the Teaching Profession.
The beginning teacher's knowledge and classroom practice shall be regularly assessed using multiple measures and the results shall be used to monitor and revise individual induction plans. The Superintendent or designee shall maintain a complete record of each participating teacher's progress toward completion of clear credential requirements.
When the teacher has successfully completed the induction program, the Board shall recommend to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) that he/she be awarded a clear teaching credential.
44259 Credential requirements
44259.5 Standards for professional preparation programs
44275.4 Credential requirements, induction, out-of-state teachers
44830.3 Interns, professional development and guidance
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
80021 Short-term staff permit
80021.1 Provisional internship permit
80026.5 Orientation, guidance, and assistance for emergency permit holders
80033 Intern teaching credential
80055 Intern credential
80413 Credential requirements
80413.3 Credential requirements; teachers with out-of-state credentials
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
6319 Highly qualified teachers
7801 Definitions, highly qualified teacher
COMMISSION ON TEACHER CREDENTIALING PUBLICATIONS
SB 2042 Multiple Subject and Single Subject Preliminary Credential Program Standards, rev. February 2014
Intern Preservice, Support and Supervision Requirements: Preparation to Teach English Learners, Program Sponsor Alert 13-06, June 3, 2013
Education Specialist Teaching and Other Related Services Credential Program Standards, rev. May 2013
Multiple and Single Subject Induction Programs (program standards, preconditions, and language addressing the teaching of English learners), rev. January 2013
California Standards for the Teaching Profession, October 2009
California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov
California Federation of Teachers: http:/www.cft.org
California Teachers Association: http://www.cta.org
Commission on Teacher Credentialing: http://www.ctc.ca.gov
Policy LANCASTER SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: December 9, 2014 Lancaster, California