Induction (Mentor) Program
The Lunenburg Public Schools requires teachers and administrators (new to the field or new to Lunenburg) to participate in an induction program. Lunenburg’s program meets the requirements set forth in the 1993 Education Reform Act. For more information, contact the Superintendent of Schools at 978.582.4100.
The DESE website states the following regarding induction programs: The 1993 Education Reform Act [Chapter 71, Section 38G] and the Massachusetts Regulations for Educator Licensure [603 CMR 7.00] require districts to provide a system of support for beginning educators in the form of an induction program. The regulations link licensure and induction programs by making participation in such a program one of the requirements for the Professional License. As a result, districts need to provide an induction program to all educators in their first year of practice. The regulations also outline the basic components that every Massachusetts' district induction program should have in place. (See http://www.doe.mass.edu/educators/mentor/ for more information).