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* * * All District schools and offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23, 2017 and Friday, November 24, 2017 for Thanksgiving break.* * *  The El Rancho Unified School District phone numbers have changed!  We can now be reached at (562) 801-7300. * * *

National Board Certification Candidate Support

Now more than ever, teachers must prove themselves in a constantly changing education landscape. Board certification allows teachers to hone their practice, showcase their talent in the classroom, and demonstrate their dedication to their students and their profession. National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) are recognized across the nation as having met the highest standards set by the profession. 
 
We are excited to announce that El Rancho Unified School District is teaming up with California State University at Fullerton to provide support for teachers pursuing National Board Certification.  If interested, we invite you to attend an informational meeting on August 25th 2017 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the STEAM Academy - 8101 Orange Avenue, Pico Rivera CA 90660.
 
National Board Certification candidate support will include monthly meetings at STEAM Academy from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm on designated Fridays.
 
NBC Informational Meeting
August 25, 2017 - Sign In Sheet (click here)
 
NBC Candidate Support Collaborative Meetings
September 15, 2017 - Sign In Sheet (click here)
October 20, 2017 - Sign In Sheet (click here)
November 17, 2017 - Sign In Sheet (click here)
December 8, 2017 - Sign In Sheet (click here)
January 26, 2018 - Sign In Sheet (click here)
February 23, 2018 - Sign In Sheet (click here)
 
California State University at Fullerton also offers candidate support monthly meetings on Saturdays for a modest fee. Click here for more information.
 
Access to subscriptions below are ONLY for current ERUSD employees. ERUSD employees need to make sure they are signed into their @erusd.org Gmail account on this same web browser BEFORE clicking to subscribe.
 
As of December 13, 2016 the El Rancho Unified School District now offers support and incentive for educators who achieve board certification.  Any certificated teacher who obtains National Board Certification will be eligible for a salary increase of $10,000 from their current step and column placement on the salary schedule of the El Rancho Unified School District. The signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the District and ERFT shall be in effect from December 13, 2016 and expire June 30, 2020.
 
To become eligible, each unit member of the El Rancho Federation of Teachers must submit all necessary documentation verifying that they have obtained National Board Certification to Human Resources.  After receipt of necessary documentation, Human Resources will then verify the validity of the documentation to establish eligibility for increase of $10,000 from that teacher's current step and column placement on the ERUSD salary schedule which shall be accomplished in the time frame established under Article XIV Compensation, Section B Salary Regulations.
 
El Rancho Unified School District shall assume 50% of the application fee and component fees for teachers applying for National Board Certification.  If a teacher fails to complete the NBC program within three years of the beginning the program, the District may request that the teacher reimburse the District for any costs it has incurred for application and component fees within two years of concluding pursuit of National Board Certification.  A teacher who begins the NBC program and decides to resign or retire from the District prior to completion of the program, must immediately reimburse the District for any costs it has incurred for application and component fees prior to resigning or retiring.
 
Download the NBC Reimbursement form here or see below for PDF document.  Please attach proof of payment with this completed form and bring all documentation to Human Resources office to request a 50% reimbursement of fees paid for the National Board Certification program. All received documentation will be date stamped to confirm receipt and a copy will be provided you for your records.
 
For more information regarding the Memorandum of Understanding between the El Rancho Unified School District and the El Rancho Federation of Teachers please visit the ERFT website at http://www.elranchofederationofteachers.org/documents or contact your ERFT representative at http://www.elranchofederationofteachers.org/contact-me.
 
The El Rancho Unified School District invites all of our employed certificated teachers with 3 or more years experience to become National Board Certified.  If you are interested then click on the links below or download the provided Guide to National Board Certification below.
 
General Info:
 
Certification Website:
 
(new link) Certificates, Standards, and Instructions for Candidates
 
Process Overview with PDF handout:

  

To Contact National Board Customer Support directly:

(Be sure to include your candidate ID number in all correspondence with the National Board.)

By phone: 1-800-22TEACH (83224) Mon–Fri, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., CST

By email: NBPTSCandidateSupport@Pearson.com