2013 Mississippi Code
Title 37 - EDUCATION
Chapter 9 - DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS, PRINCIPALS, TEACHERS, AND OTHER EMPLOYEES
BEGINNING TEACHER SUPPORT PROGRAM
§ 37-9-211 - Selection, nature and extent of duties of mentor teachers
(1) 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; and
(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.
(2) A district may: (a) compensate mentor teachers from any available funds for additional duties to support a beginning teacher which are performed after regular school hours; (b) grant additional release time to mentor teachers for additional duties to support a beginning teacher which are performed after regular school hours; and (c) employ and compensate substitute teachers from any available funds for assuming the regular teaching duties of mentor teachers who are participating in the beginning teacher program.
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