Novato USD | AR 4131.1 Personnel
Teacher Support And Guidance
Selection of Support Providers
The Superintendent or designee shall design a written application for certificated personnel who want to be mentor teachers or support providers.
Any employee designated by the Superintendent or designee as a support provider shall, at a minimum, meet the following qualifications:
1. Possess a clear credential
(cf. 4112.2 - Certification)
2. Have at least three years of full-time teaching experience
3. Have demonstrated effective communication skills, subject matter knowledge, and mastery of a range of teaching strategies necessary to meet the needs of students
The Superintendent or designee may establish a districtwide or school site advisory committee to verify that candidates fulfill the qualifications established by the district, interview candidates, and recommend candidates to the Superintendent or designee.
The Superintendent or designee shall make the final selection of support providers and shall assign support providers to participating teachers. To the extent possible, the assigned support provider shall be one who teaches at the same school, the same grade levels, and/or in the same subject matter as the teacher(s) to whom he/she is assigned. No support provider shall be assigned to more than five teachers during a school year.
(cf. 4113 - Assignment)
The Superintendent or designee shall regularly evaluate the effectiveness of the support provider and may reassign or revoke his/her designation as a support provider.
Regulation NOVATO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
approved: June 20, 2017 Novato, California