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Important Update from ISBE Regarding the Status of the INPM Program
Per Public Act 94-1039, school districts are charged with the responsibility of ensuring each first year principal in Illinois is mentored by a qualified, highly-trained mentor if adequate state funding has been made available to support the Illinois New Principal Mentoring (INPM) program. Since funding for the new principal mentoring program was reduced to $1 in the fiscal year 2012 state budget, school districts will not be required to have their first year principals mentored unless funding is restored prior to the start of the calendar year.
School districts may choose, and are encouraged to, continue to provide local district mentoring for new principals in lieu of the state program. Please contact the mentoring provider in your area to learn more about new principal mentoring options that may be available.
Provider contact information can be found here. ISBE will continue to update school districts about the Illinois New Principal Mentoring program as information becomes available. Questions may also be directed to the Illinois Principals Association, INPM Program Manager.
Illinois Principals Association
2940 Baker Drive
Springfield, IL 62703