The following information regarding NBCT stipends was e-mailed to superintendents across the state earlier this month, but we wanted to provide it again:
The verification list for nationally board certified staff (teachers, librarians, counselors, school psychologists, speech language pathologists, and audiologists) employed in districts is now available online.
Administrators may access the list through the School District Reporting Site and the HQT system. District superintendents must approve each certified staff person individually. Once approved by superintendents, individuals will be instructed to access the Oklahoma Educator Credentialing System (OECS) and provide online verification. All approvals must be completed by May 1, 2012.
Guides to assist educators and superintendents with this task are online.
Click here for the superintendents' guide.
Click here for the educators' guide.
With legislation now moving through the Legislature that will shift responsibility for the NBCT program from the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation to the State Department of Education, the agency will continue to work to make the verification process quick and efficient.
The goal is to have the bonus money to districts by the second week of May. Administrators with additional questions should contact Bunny Farley at the State Department of Education at (405) 521-4527.