2016 Idaho Statutes
Title 33 - EDUCATION
Chapter 12 - TEACHERS
Section 33-1201A - IDAHO PROFESSIONAL ENDORSEMENT -- ELIGIBILITY.
33-1201A. Idaho professional endorsement -- eligibility. (1) Any instructional staff employee or any pupil service staff will receive mentoring as outlined in such employee's individualized professional learning plan during the initial three (3) years of holding such certificate. Upon holding a certificate for three (3) years, any such instructional staff or pupil service staff employee may apply for an Idaho professional endorsement. To be eligible for an Idaho professional endorsement, the instructional staff or pupil service staff employee must:
(a) Have held a certificate for at least three (3) years, or have completed a state board of education approved interim certificate of three (3) years or longer;
(b) Show they met the professional compensation rung performance criteria for two (2) of the three (3) previous years or the third year;
(c) Have a written recommendation from the employing school district; and
(d) Have an annual individualized professional learning plan developed in conjunction with the employee's school district supervisor.
Instructional staff employees may provide additional evidence demonstrating effective teaching that may be considered in exceptional cases for purposes of determining proficiency and student achievement in the event required standards for professional endorsement are not met. Pupil service staff employees may provide additional evidence demonstrating effective student achievement or success that may be considered in exceptional cases for purposes of determining proficiency and student achievement or success in the event required standards for professional endorsement are not met.
(2) Instructional staff employees who have held a certificate that qualifies them to teach in the classroom for three (3) or more years prior to July 1, 2015, or pupil service staff employees who have held a pupil personnel services certificate for three (3) or more years prior to July 1, 2016, shall automatically obtain an Idaho professional endorsement under this section.
(3) The state board of education shall promulgate rules implementing the provisions of this section.
(4) For the purposes of this section, "instructional staff" means those involved in the direct instruction of a student or group of students and who hold a certificate issued under section 33-1201, Idaho Code.
(5) For the purposes of this section, "pupil service staff" means those who provide services to students but are not involved in direct instruction of those students, and who hold a certificate issued under section 33-1201, Idaho Code.
[33-1201A, added 2015, ch. 229, sec. 12, p. 719; am. 2016, ch. 245, sec. 9, p. 654.]
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