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Policies and Regulations


Employee Professional Development & Growth in Job Skills

The School Board encourages employees to participate in activities that will expand the employee's knowledge and will increase professional competency as well as continuing growth in skills, techniques, and human relations. To the extent that the budget allows, the School Board shall provide opportunities for employees to participate in activities outside the School Division and shall offer in-service training programs within the School Division.

The Superintendent may approve programs and activities, to the extent that the School Board has budgeted funds.

  1. Teacher Orientation
    1. Each school's administration shall develop a program for the orientation of new teachers. In planning the program provisions will be made for current staff involvement.
    2. The Department of Planning, Innovation, and Accountability shall develop division-wide programs for the orientation of new teachers.
  2. Release Time

    Administrators shall adjust employee schedules to permit attendance at professional workshops and on-the-job- training programs when such attendance does not disrupt the educational needs of the school or department. Administrators have discretion to determine adjustments and approval of attendance at such events.

  3. Tuition Reimbursement

    Eligible employees may qualify for employee professional development reimbursement for college course tuition and/or vocational/technical or professional development course tuition/registration in an amount approved by the School Board annually as part of the annual budget.

    The amount to be reimbursed must be within the funds appropriated annually to the School Board and within the budget.

Editor's Notes

See Regulation 4-39.1: Employee Professional Development Reimbursement

Adopted by School Board: July 13, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: August 6, 2002
Amended by School Board: October 2, 2012
Amended by School Board: October 10, 2017