Oregon Statutes - Chapter 329 - Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century; Educational Improvement and Reform - Section 329.800 - Application; content.

(1) Each school district that wishes to participate in the beginning teacher and administrator mentorship program shall submit a formal application to the Department of Education. The application shall include:

(a) The names of all eligible beginning teachers and administrators employed by the school district and a description of their assignments; and

(b) A description of the proposed mentorship program, which must provide frequent contact, totaling a minimum of 90 hours, between the mentors and beginning teachers and administrators throughout the school year.

(2) The school district shall certify in the application that no eligible beginning professional educators are or may be under a conditional license, except as provided in rules of the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission. [Formerly 342.788; 2001 c.317 §6; 2007 c.863 §4]

Note: The amendments to 329.800 by section 4, chapter 863, Oregon Laws 2007, first apply to mentorship programs administered during the 2008-2009 school year. See section 10, chapter 863, Oregon Laws 2007. The text that applies prior to the 2008-2009 school year is set forth for the userís convenience.

329.800. (1) Each school district that wishes to participate in the beginning teacher and administrator mentorship program shall submit a formal application to the Department of Education. The application shall include:

(a) The names of all eligible beginning teachers and administrators employed by the school district and a description of their assignments and extracurricular duties;

(b) The names of mentors selected by a school district and a description of their assignments and the endorsement area in which they are licensed; and

(c) A description of the proposed mentorship program, which must provide a minimum of 90 hours of direct contact between the mentors and beginning teachers and administrators, including observation of or assistance with assigned duties.

(2) The school district shall certify in the application that no eligible beginning professional educators are or may be under a conditional license, except as provided in rules of the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.

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