13-43-55.1. Mentor teacher program created--Promulgation of rules--Participation in program. There is hereby created a program to provide for the mentoring of teachers new to the profession in South Dakota school districts. The program shall provide a new teacher access to a mentor teacher for a period of two years and participation in a summer workshop program following the first year of employment. The South Dakota Board of Education Standards shall promulgate rules, pursuant to chapter 1-26, to establish duties and qualifications for teachers to be designated as mentor teachers. Participation in the program is discretionary with each school district according to a mentor teacher plan adopted by the school board for the school district.