03-10-2009 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #8


Title
National Board Recognition of New NBCTs and Renewal NBCTs

Discussion
The NBCT Class of 2008 consists of  91 new National Board Certified Teachers in Brevard County.  Our percentage rank of 12.9% of eligible teachers is second in the nation among the 20 top NBCT districts, and our numerical ranking among the top 20 districts is tenth, with 632 active NBCTs.  In Florida, Brevard ranks first among the ten largest districts in percentage of NBCTs for the seventh year in a row.  Brevard ranks second among all districts in Florida. (see attachments)  In addition to recognizing and "pinning" the new NBCTs, we will recognize and "pin" those NBCTs who have successfully completed the National Board renewal process and who are now National Board certified for their second ten year period.  These NBCTs did not receive state funding to apply for renewal, nor are they eligible for the NBCT $4,600 (estimated) "certification bonus" which the Excellent Teaching Program is awarding to first-term NBCTs this year.  Our NBCTs are teacher leaders and a big part of our culture of excellence; we celebrate them and thank them for their dedication to our mission of serving every student with excellence as the standard.

Recommendation
Recognize the 91 new National Board Certified Teachers and the 13 NBCTs who have successfully renewed their National Board Certification for ten more years.

Meeting Date(s)
Resolution / Presentation - 3/10/2009

Authority for Action
F.S. 1012.72

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact

Patricia L. Shelton, Ed.D., x243

Leroy Berry, Deputy Supt.




Attachment:  12-2008 Ten Largest Districts in Florida by percentage.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of New NBCTS for December 1 2008.pdf
Attachment:  NBCTs Renewed for Second 10 Years Feb 09.pdf
Attachment:  12-2008 Top 10 districts NBCT.pdf
Attachment:  12-2008 Top 10 Districts Nation Wide Total Pecentages NBCTS.pdf
Attachment:  12-2008 Top 10 districts in Florida by percentage.pdf