Oregon Statutes - Chapter 329 - Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century; Educational Improvement and Reform - Section 329.815 - Mentors; selection; stipend.

(1) Based on the requirements of ORS 329.788 to 329.820, the selection, nature and extent of duties of mentors shall be determined by the school district.

(2) A teacher, principal or superintendent may not be designated as a mentor unless willing to perform in that role.

(3) For purposes of actions taken under ORS 342.805 to 342.937:

(a) A mentor may not participate in the evaluation of a beginning teacher or administrator assigned to the mentor; and

(b) Any written or other reports of a mentor regarding a beginning teacher or administrator assigned to the mentor may not be used in the evaluation of the beginning teacher or administrator.

(4) Each mentor shall complete successfully training provided or approved by the Department of Education while participating in the beginning teacher and administrator mentorship program.

(5) The stipend received for each beginning teacher or administrator may be used by the school district to compensate mentors or to compensate other individuals assigned duties to provide release time for teachers, principals or superintendents acting as mentors. [Formerly 342.794; 2001 c.317 §9; 2007 c.863 §7]

Note: The amendments to 329.815 by section 7, 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.

329.815. The selection, nature and extent of duties of mentor teachers and administrators shall be determined by the school district. The following guidelines shall apply:

(1) A teacher or administrator may not be designated as a mentor unless willing to perform in that role;

(2) For purposes of actions taken under ORS 342.805 to 342.937:

(a) A mentor teacher or administrator may not participate in the evaluation of a beginning teacher or administrator assigned to the mentor; and

(b) Any written or other reports of a mentor regarding a beginning teacher or administrator assigned to the mentor may not be used in the evaluation of the beginning teacher or administrator;

(3) Each mentor shall complete successfully a training workshop provided or approved by the Department of Education while participating in the beginning teacher and administrator mentorship program; and

(4) The stipend received for each beginning teacher or administrator may be used by the school district to compensate mentors in addition to their regular duties or to compensate other individuals assigned duties to provide release time for teachers or administrators acting as mentors.

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