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Senate bill could entice more teachers to become principals.

February 19, 2002
By: Matt Flener
State Capital Bureau
Links: SB 722

Teachers who want to become principals but don't want to go back to college may find it easier to do so under a Senate proposal. Matt Flener (Flee-ner) has the story from Jefferson City.

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The legislation would allow school teachers to move up the pay scale to become principals, by obtaining a one-year temporary administration certificate.

Springfield Senator Roseann Bentley is pushing a bill to establish a mentoring and review program for aspiring principals within public schools.

But Bentley says the review process would not be easy.

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OutCue: "making measureable progress"
Contents: The review process would make it easy to determine whether the candidates are progressing towards a principalship.

The bill received first round approval from the senate and faces a final vote in that chamber.

In Jefferson City, Matt Flener.


A bill to entice more teachers to become principals is nearing a final vote in the Senate. Matt Flener (Flee-ner) has more from Jefferson City.

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Springfield Senator Roseann Bentley is sponsoring the bill to give teachers an extra incentive to become principals.

She says the bill would help combat the current principal shortage in the state.

Bentley says the advantage for teachers is a one-year temporary administration certificate without having to go back to school.

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OutCue: "while they're getting there."
Contents: Teachers can get a certificate without going back to school.

Under the proposal, existing school principals would mentor the candidates for up to five years with a yearly review process.

After those five years, the candidates would be granted a full certificate.

The bill is now up for final approval in the Senate.

In Jefferson City, Matt Flener.


An enticing bill for teachers who want to become principals is one step closer to passing in the Missouri Senate. Matt Flener (Flee-ner) has more from Jefferson City.

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Missouri Senators are contemplating a bill that would give teachers an easier way to become principals.

Springfield Senator Roseanne Bentley sponsors the bill and says it could ease the principal shortage around the state.

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OutCue: "sponsored the bill."
Contents: There is a leadership shortage around the state and that's why she sponsored the bill.

The legislation says that candidates would enter into a mentoring program with public school principals who would review the candidates every year.

And after 5 years, the candidates could obtain their full administration certificate.

The bill needs final approval in the Senate before moving to the House for a vote.

In Jefferson City, Matt Flener.