To apply for this stipend, districts must enter mentors for classroom teachers into the Mentor Programs application - a KSDE Authenticated Application.

(Request access to Mentor Programs using the Manage My Account function for KSDE Authenticated Applications if you do not already have access.)

Deadline is May 1, 2023

For mentors to meet the statutory requirements for the stipend, they must:    

  1. hold a professional or accomplished level teaching license;
  2. hold an assignment as a classroom teacher reported as educator type 1-5 in the Licensed Personnel Report (LPR)  (1. Elementary, 2. Middle School, 3. Secondary, 4. SPED/ESOL, 5. CTE);
  3. have three consecutive school years of employment in the school district where they mentor;
  4. mentor no more than two new-to-the-profession teachers (classroom teachers in their 1st through 3rd years of teaching);
  5. complete a mentor training program (based on the Teacher/School Specialist Mentoring Plan guidelines)

For more detailed information, see Stipends for Mentors of Classroom Teachers.  

Districts will log back into the Mentor Programs application when it opens from April 1-May 1, 2023 to validate their mentors, add mentees, assign mentors to mentees, and submit.   

Questions on mentor stipends contact

Leslie Bruton at

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Leslie Bruton, Systems Coordinator
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