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Atascadero USD |  BP  4231  Personnel

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Cautionary Notice: As added and amended by SBX3 4 (Ch. 12, Third Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009), ABX4 2 (Ch. 2, Fourth Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009), and SB 70 (Ch. 7, Statutes of 2011), Education Code 42605 grants districts flexibility in "Tier 3" categorical programs. The Atascadero USD has accepted this flexibility and thus is deemed in compliance with the statutory or regulatory program and funding requirements for these programs for the 2008-09 through 2014-15 fiscal years. As a result, the district may temporarily suspend certain provisions of the following policy or regulation that reflect these requirements. For further information, please contact the Superintendent or designee.

Classified staff shall have opportunities to participate in staff development activities in order to improve job skills, retrain to meet changing conditions in the District and or enhance personal growth.

(cf. 4261.3 - Professional Leaves)

The Superintendent or designee shall develop a program of ongoing staff development designed to improve general workplace skills and/or skills and knowledge specific to the duties of each classified position. Staff development activities may include, but not be limited to, training in:

1. The role of classified staff in achieving District goals

(cf. 0000 - Vision)

(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)

(cf. 6010 - Goals and Objectives)

2. The use of technologies to improve job performance

(cf. 0440 - District Technology Plan)

3. Effective interaction with other staff, students, parents/guardians and community members

(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)

4. Issues related to student health, safety and welfare

(cf. 3515.5 - Sex Offender Notification)

(cf. 5131.6 - Alcohol and Other Drugs)

(cf. 5141.4 - Child Abuse Reporting Procedures)

(cf. 5145.3 - Nondiscrimination/Harassment)

(cf. 5145.7 - Sexual Harassment)

(cf. 5149 - At-Risk Students)

The district's staff development plan for classified staff shall be coordinated with school improvement objectives and school-site plans.

(cf. 0420.1 - School-Based Program Coordination)

(cf. 0420.2 - School Improvement Program)

(cf. 0420.3 - School-Based Student Motivation and Maintenance Program)

The Board of Trustees may budget for actual and reasonable expenses incurred by classified staff who participate in staff development activities.

(cf. 3350 - Travel Expenses)

The Superintendent or designee shall provide a means for continual evaluation of the benefit of these activities to staff and the district.

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

44032 Travel expense payment

44579-44579.4 Instructional Time and Staff Development Reform Program

45380-45387 Retraining and study leave (classified)

56240-56245 Staff development; service to persons with disabilities

GOVERNMENT CODE

3543.2 Scope of representation of employee organization

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

6000-6002 Instructional Time and Staff Development Reform Program

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS BOARD DECISIONS

San Mateo City School District, (1984) PERB Dec. No. 375, 8 PERC 15021

Jefferson School Districts, (1980) PERB Dec. No. 133, 4 PERC 11117

Policy ATASCADERO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: May 2, 2000 Atascadero, California