SEC. 37-9-207. Application by school district to participate in program.
Each district that wishes to participate in the beginning teacher support program shall submit a formal application to the Mississippi Teacher Center no later than September 15 of each school year, according to rules of the Mississippi Teacher Center. By that date, districts shall inform the department of:
(a) The names of all eligible beginning teachers employed by the district and a description of their teaching assignments and extracurricular duties;
(b) The names of mentor teachers selected by a district and a description of their teaching assignments and the endorsement area in which they are certified to teach;
(c) A description of the content and calendar of the proposed beginning teacher support program. The program must provide a minimum of ninety (90) hours of direct contact between mentor teachers and beginning teachers, including observation of or assistance with classroom teaching, or both, during the school day;
(d) A description of the amount and nature of each eligible beginning teacher's classroom and extracurricular duties and assurance that these duties are not unreasonable for a beginning teacher; and
(e) A certification that no eligible beginning teacher is or may be misassigned outside the teacher's endorsement area, except as provided for by rules of the Mississippi Teacher Center.
SOURCES: Laws, 1991, ch. 502, Sec. 6; 1995, ch. 427, Sec. 2, eff from and after July 1, 1995