School Board Adopts Mentoring Program

As schools across Montana continue to struggle with teacher recruitment and retention, school boards and administrators are always looking for ideas, incentives, or programs to help deal with the recruitment and retention problem. Schools have implemented 4-day school weeks, modified salary schedules, student loan forgiveness, housing and such. All these concepts are successful in helping recruit and retain teachers to a certain degree. One component we as a school district was missing was a strong mentoring program to help new teachers adapt to a new school and community. The discussion of a...