(a) The Certificated Staff Mentoring Program is hereby established for the purpose of encouraging excellent, experienced teachers to teach in staff priority schools and to assist teacher interns and beginning teachers during their induction and first years of teaching.
(b) The Superintendent shall apportion funds appropriated for purposes of this program to participating school districts and shall determine the amount to be allocated, based on the number of experienced teachers eligible to receive stipends. The total amount allocated under this article shall not exceed the total amount appropriated for the purposes of this article in the annual Budget Act.
(Amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 518, Sec. 6.)