Montana Code Annotated 2015

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     20-4-133. Duties of the council. (1) The council shall study and make recommendations to the board of public education in the following areas:
     (a) teacher certification standards, including but not limited to precertification training and education requirements and certification renewal requirements and procedures;
     (b) administrator certification standards, including but not limited to precertification training and education requirements and certification renewal requirements and procedures;
     (c) specialist certification standards, including but not limited to precertification training and education requirements and certification renewal requirements and procedures;
     (d) feasibility of establishing standards of professional practices and ethical conduct;
     (e) the status and efficacy of approved teacher education programs in Montana; and
     (f) policies related to the denial, suspension, and revocation of teacher, administrator, and specialist certification and the appeals process. For the purpose of preparing recommendations in this area, the council is authorized to review the individual cases and files that have been submitted to the board of public education.
     (2) The council shall submit a written report annually to the board of public education with its recommendations for the above areas. The council may submit recommendations to the board of public education at other times that the council considers appropriate.
     (3) The board of public education shall:
     (a) at a regularly scheduled meeting, consider any recommendations and reports of the council; and
     (b) approve, disapprove, or modify each recommendation of the council by majority vote of the board.

     History: En. Sec. 4, Ch. 465, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 27, Ch. 83, L. 1989.

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