district or charter school may apply to the Board for approval as a locally
based school leadership preparation program provider. The Department shall
administer the Board approval process and prescribe an application form, which
shall include the following:
1. The name of
the program and the school district or charter school applying;
2. A list of all staff members responsible
for administering the program and the roles and responsibilities of each
3. The areas of
certification for which the applicant will offer the program;
A description of the program, which shall
include the following:
a. A program sequence
or training schedule; and
Information regarding the learning experiences, mentoring and coaching of
school leader candidates.
5. Evidence supporting the efficacy of the
school district's or charter school's preparation program. A school district or
charter school may contract with a third party provider to provide or assist in
the preparation in the preparation program and may use that program's efficacy
evidence to meet this requirement.
6. Verification that individuals enrolled in
the program will have a bachelor's degree from an accredited
7. Verification that
individuals enrolled in the program will meet the background requirements and
have a valid fingerprint card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety
pursuant to A.R.S. §
8. A plan for how the program will notify and
assist program participants if the program or school closes.
Upon receipt of an application
for approval as a locally-based school leadership preparation program provider,
the Department shall convene a review team that shall:
1. Examine the application;
2. Determine whether to recommend that the
Board grant its approval of the application based upon the requirements of this
Section and a Board-approved rubric; and
3. Submit its recommendation to the State
Board of Education within 90 days of receipt of the application.
C. The State Board of Education
shall review the recommendation of the review team and provide to the applicant
written notice of its approval or denial.
D. If the Board denies an applicant for
program approval, the applicant may correct any deficiencies identified in the
notice of denial and resubmit the application for review by the Department
within 30 days of the denial. The review team shall review the resubmitted
application and submit its recommendation to the Board within 60 days of
receipt of the resubmitted application.
E. If the Board approves an applicant as a
locally based school leadership preparation program provider, the approval is
valid for six years after the date of approval. To continue as a locally based
school leadership program provider, the school district or charter school shall
apply for renewal before the expiration of its current approval. If the
application for renewal is approved by the Board, the renewal is valid for six
years after the date of the approval.
G. Locally based leadership program providers
shall provide program completers with an institutional recommendation for the
appropriate locally based pathway standard administrative certificate within 45
days of program completion.