Butte County Office of Education (BCOE) is one of twenty-six school districts or county offices of education to receive a CalEd grant to help meet the need for credentialed teachers and administrators. “We want our rural students to have opportunities and success on par with our state’s urban students. With this grant, we are looking forward to providing California with more rural teachers and helping our rural school leaders build and leverage their skills and experience,” said BCOE Superintendent Tim Taylor.

BCOE received $494,146 over three years and will match that grant award in order to assist 50 teachers and 50 rural leaders through two, unique programs, as follows:

Butte County Teacher Induction Program

* 50 teachers from rural locations throughout California will have an opportunity to receive a $6,000 scholarship.

* Fees covered for the 2-year Butte Teacher Induction Program up to $3,000/year

* Participate in virtual network communities

* Self-select online professional development modules*

* *All modules presented with consideration to the unique challenges of rural communities

* Registration link: https://goo.gl/forms/0MhRUGhkjVrdvNzm1

Rural Leadership Development Pathway

* 50 leaders chosen from rural districts throughout California will have the opportunity to:

* Earn stipend of $1,000 upon completion of 5 modules

* Participate in virtual leadership network communities

* Self-select online modules* from more than 20 topics representing leadership capacities, current trends, and best practices in school improvement

* * All modules presented with consideration to the unique challenges of rural communities

* Leadership QR link: https://goo.gl/forms/WMB2p3KXxKUdCofP2

For more information, contact Tracey Allen, Director of Professional Learning, Butte County Office of Education, 530-532-5730 or tallen@bcoe.org

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