An Act To Provide for Support for New Educators
Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA §13012-A, sub-§4, as amended by PL 2017, c. 381, §14, is further amended to read:
Sec. 2. 20-A MRSA §13013, sub-§2-B, ¶B, as enacted by PL 2017, c. 235, §12 and affected by §41, is amended to read:
Sec. 3. 20-A MRSA §13015-A is enacted to read:
§ 13015-A. Peer support and mentoring system
A peer support and mentoring system is separate from local practices and procedures regarding the supervision and evaluation of a teacher for retention by a school administrative unit. The system must include opportunities for all educators to share, learn and continually improve their practices as educators in collaboration with peers. Peer support and mentoring must be formative in nature and be for the sole purpose of ongoing professional growth for educators.
Sec. 4. Professional Standards Board. The Governor shall appoint members for all vacant positions on the Professional Standards Board established under the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, chapter 502-B no later than November 1, 2019, and the Professional Standards Board shall convene a meeting no later than December 1, 2019.