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3123 Policy_Wisconsin Quality Educator Initiative

The Board of Education is committed to having a quality teacher in every classroom and a strong leader in every
building. The Board encourages the use of best educational practices to improve instruction and increase student
achievement. To this end, the Board requires that the District hire the most qualified staff available and that all staff
be licensed as required by law.
Attaining and maintaining proper State licensure under P.I. 34, which describes the requirements for attaining and
maintaining educator’s licensing for practicing in the State, is primarily the licensee’s responsibility. However, the
Board recognizes its responsibilities under P.I. 34 and supports efforts that promote the effectiveness of staff
through career-long preparation and learning and performance-based assessment.
Under P.I. 34, the Board is required to develop a licensure support plan providing for, at a minimum, ongoing
orientation, support seminars and a qualified mentor for initial educators. Accordingly, the Board directs the
Superintendent to develop a licensure support plan consistent with the requirements of P.I. 34.
The Superintendent shall also designate an administrator, subject to approval by the School Board, to serve on
each Initial Educator Professional Development Plan Review Team.
The Board authorizes the Superintendent to investigate the use of inter-district agreements, the use of other
agencies and the use of in-district resources in the design and implementation of the licensure support plan.
The licensure support plan shall be submitted to the Superintendent. Upon approval, the plan shall be submitted
to the Board for review and approval.
P.I. 34, Wis. Adm. Code
Revised:  August 29, 2011
Approved/Adopted:  July 13, 2009
Sharon Weinstock,
Aug 29, 2011, 12:09 PM