13A.07.08.04

.04 Selection Procedures.

A. Each participating local school system shall:

(1) Establish a diverse selection committee representative of the educational community to include, but not be limited to, classroom teachers, National Board certified teachers, school administrators, and local teacher association members who are classroom teachers;

(2) Establish and publicize written criteria, including the criteria identified in Regulation .03 of this chapter for the selection of candidates;

(3) Forward names of initial candidates for the financial incentive program to the Department in accordance with the timelines established by the Department, with the following information:

(a) Name;

(b) Candidate code;

(c) Signed, notarized memorandum of understanding that specifies the candidate's financial responsibility if the candidate does not complete the assessment process;

(d) Confirmation of verification of eligibility as identified in Regulation .03 of this chapter; and

(e) Verification that the selection procedures specified in this regulation were followed; and

(4) Forward names of renewal and retake candidates for the financial incentive program to the Department in accordance with the timelines established by the Department, with the information required under Regulation .04A(3)(a)—(c) of this chapter.

B. The State Board of Education shall select initial, renewal, and retake candidates for National Board certification and promptly notify the respective school system and candidates in writing.

C. Funding for the National Board Incentive Program is contingent upon appropriations by the General Assembly, and individual participation is not guaranteed.