SEC. 37-9-211. Selection, nature and extent of duties of mentor teachers.
This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1999.
The selection, nature and extent of duties of mentor teachers shall be determined by the school district. The following guidelines shall apply:
(a) No teacher shall be designated as a mentor teacher unless willing to perform in that role;
(b) No mentor teacher shall participate in the evaluation of beginning teachers;
(c) Each mentor teacher shall complete successfully a training workshop provided or approved by the Mississippi Teacher Center prior to participating in the beginning teacher support program;
(d) If a mentor teacher receives additional release time to support a beginning teacher, it is expected that the total workload of other teachers regularly employed by the school district should not increase in any substantial manner.
SOURCES: Laws, 1991, ch. 502, Sec. 8; 1995, ch. 427, Sec. 4, eff from and after July 1, 1995; Amended by Laws 1999, Ch. 430, Sec. 2, eff. July 1, 1999.