5:100 - Staff Development Program and Professional Opportunities

Policy 5:100

Personnel

Staff Development Program and Professional Opportunities

The Superintendent or designee shall implement a staff development program. The goal of such program shall be to update and improve the skills and knowledge of staff members in order to achieve and maintain a high level of job performance and satisfaction. Additionally, the Development Program for licensed staff members shall be designed to aid staff so that student learning objectives meet or exceed goals established by the District and State including, but not limited to, programs to effectuate the Strategic Plan. The Staff Development Program shall include all annually required training as detailed by the Regional Office of Education training plan.

The Staff Development Program shall provide, at a minimum, at least once every 2 years, the in-service training of licensed 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 two 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 7:290, Suicide and Depression Awareness and Prevention.

Adopted:     May 4, 1998
Revised:      January 22, 2008; March 23, 2015; September 23, 2019

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