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Mentoring Matters: Get new administrators off to a great start for 2019-20

Thursday, May 16, 2019  

Your district is required by § chapter 284A.5 to have a mentoring and induction plan for beginning principals and persons new to the superintendency regardless of whether you have a beginning administrator in any given year. A beginning administrator is defined by law as “an individual … who is assuming a position as a school district principal or superintendent for the first time.” SAI’s program meets these requirements.  

If your district intends to name the SAI program to satisfy this requirement, you will need to do the following: 

  1. Sign and submit to SAI the Agreement. Maintain a copy for your district files.  
  2. If and when you hire a beginning administrator as defined above, enroll him or her for the program. Early enrollment enables the mentor matching process to begin as soon as possible. 
  3. Review the Program Description and Participant Expectations with your district’s beginning administrator/s. 

Note: You do not need to secure a mentor for your beginning administrator; this is part of the service provided by SAI.