The act authorizes a school district, a board of cooperative services, an institution of higher education, a nonprofit organization, a charter school, the state charter school institute, a nonpublic school, or any combination of these entities to create an alternative principal program (program). The program must meet statutory requirements and is subject to approval and periodic reapproval by the state board of education. A person who completes an approved program while employed by a school district, board of cooperative services, or charter school may qualify for an initial or professional principal license.
For the 2021-22 fiscal year, the act appropriates $16,692 from the educator licensure cash fund to the department of education for the office of professional services.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)