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Oakdale Jt. USD |  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 Limited English Proficiency)

(cf. 4112.23 - Special Education Staff)

(cf. 4113 - Assignment)

(cf. 4116 - Probationary/Permanent Status)

(cf. 4121 - Temporary/Substitute Personnel)

(cf. 4131.1 - Beginning Teacher Support/Induction)

(cf. 5148 - Child Care and Development)

When a fully credentialed teacher is not available, the district may employ a person with a short-term staff permit or provisional internship permit under the conditions and limitations provided in state and federal law.

As necessary, 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)

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification

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 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.

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

41520-41522 Teacher Credentialing Block Grant

42647 Drawing of warrants

44066 Limitations on certification requirements

44200-44405 Teacher credentialing, especially:

44225.6 CTC annual report on availability of teachers

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

44258.9 Monitoring of teacher assignments by county superintendent

44259 Minimum requirements for teaching credential

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

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

44274.2-44275.4 Out-of-state credentials

44277 Requirements for maintaining valid credentials

44279.1-44279.7 Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Program (BTSA)

44320.2 Teachers performance assessment

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

44735 Teaching as a priority block grant

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, highly qualified teacher

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34

200.55-200.57 Highly 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:

CSBA POLICY ADVISORIES

Teacher Credentialing Commission Eliminates Emergency Permits, August 2003

COMMISSION ON TEACHER CREDENTIALING CODED CORRESPONDENCE

03-0021 Alignment of Emergency Permits and Credential Waivers with No Child Left Behind

COMMISSION ON TEACHER CREDENTIALING 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

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

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

Policy OAKDALE JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: July 13, 2009 Oakdale, California