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Mentoring Matters: Get new administrators off to a great start for 2017-18

Thursday, May 25, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Iowa school districts are 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 in satisfaction of this requirement, you will need to do the following:

1. Sign and submit the 2017-18 Agreement to SAI. We will countersign and return a copy for your district files.

2. If and when you hire a beginning administrator as defined above, complete the Participant Enrollment form and send to SAI. Submitting this paperwork early enables the matching process to begin as soon as possible.

3. Review the Program Description and Participant Expectations with your district’s administrative mentees.

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