Board Policy 4100

Staff Development

  • The Board and Administration shall encourage all employees to participate in professional growth activities related to their positions.

    It shall be the responsibility of administrators of the District to provide employees opportunities to increase their competence through professional growth. The District will provide staff development opportunities through planned inservice programs, courses, seminars, and workshops offered within and outside the District. The staff development program for staff members shall be designed to implement the School Improvement Plan.

    The staff development program shall provide, at a minimum, at least once every 2 years, the in-service training of certificated school personnel and administrators on current best practices regarding the identification and treatment of attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the application of non-aversive behavioral interventions in the school environment, and the use of psychotropic or psychostimulant medication for school-age children. The staff development program shall provide, at a minimum, once every 2 years, the in-service training of all District staff on educator ethics, teacher-student conduct, and school employee-student conduct. The Superintendent shall develop protocols for administering youth suicide awareness and prevention education to staff consistent with Board policy 5540, Suicide and Depression Awareness and Prevention.

    It shall be the responsibility of each employee to attend committee meetings, inservice training sessions, workshops, parent-teacher meetings, and other meetings designated by the administration. Employees may be required to annually furnish evidence of professional growth.