TCTA helps limit mentoring meetings outside school day
In submitting comments on proposed TEA mentoring rules, TCTA objected to a proposal providing for mentoring meetings to occur outside of the regularly contracted school day. TCTA pointed out that the proposal conflicted with statutory provisions requiring that a school district must designate a specific time during the regularly contracted school day for meetings between mentor teachers and classroom teachers assigned to a mentor. TEA agreed and struck the language from the final rules.
TCTA also successfully advocated that the proposed rules be changed to allow more teachers to be mentored. TEA agreed, changing the rule language so that any teacher with less than two years of experience in the subject or grade level assigned would be eligible for the the mentoring program funded by House Bill 3.
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