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Centinela Valley Union HSD |  BP  4231  Personnel

Staff Development   

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Cautionary Notice: As added and amended by SBX3 4 (Ch. 12, Third Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009) and ABX4 2 (Ch. 2, Fourth Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009), Education Code 42605 grants district flexibility in "Tier 3" categorical programs. The Centinela Valley Union High School District has accepted this flexibility and thus is deemed in compliance with the statutory or regulatory program and funding requirements for these programs for the 2008-2009 through 2012-2013 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 which may include, but not be limited to, activities related to:

1. General workplace skills and/or skills and knowledge specific to the duties of each classified position

(cf. 1340 - Access to District Records)

(cf. 3515.3 - District Police/Security Department)

(cf. 3542 - School Bus Drivers)

(cf. 4200 - Classified Personnel)

(cf. 4222 - Teacher Aides/Paraprofessionals)

(cf. 5148 - Child Care and Development)

(cf. 5148.3 - Preschool/Early Childhood Education)

2. The role of classified staff in achieving district goals and promoting student achievement

(cf. 0000 - Vision)

(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)

3. The use of technologies to improve job performance

(cf. 0440 - District Technology Plan)

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

(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)

(cf. 6171 - Title I Programs)

5. Topics related to student health, safety, and welfare

(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive Safety Plan)

(cf. 3515.5 - Sex Offender Notification)

(cf. 5131.6 - Alcohol and Other Drugs)

(cf. 5131.63 - Steroids)

(cf. 5141.4 - Child Abuse Prevention and Reporting)

(cf. 5145.3 - Nondiscrimination/Harassment)

(cf. 5145.9 - Hate-Motivated Behavior)

(cf. 5145.7 - Sexual Harassment)

(cf. 5149 - At-Risk Students)

6. Topics related to employee health, safety, and security

(cf. 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11 - Sexual Harassment)

(cf. 4119.43/4219.43/4319.43 - Universal Precautions)

(cf. 4157/4257/4357 - Employee Safety)

(cf. 4158/4258/4358 - Employee Security)

7. For classroom instructional aides, staff development activities may also include academic content of the core curriculum; teaching strategies; classroom management; or other training designed to improve student performance, conflict resolution, and intolerance and hatred prevention

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

The Superintendent or designee shall involve classified staff, site and district administrators, and others, as appropriate, in the development of the district's staff development program. He/she shall ensure that the district's staff development program is aligned with district goals, school improvement objectives, and school plans.

(cf. 0000 - Vision)

(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)

(cf. 0420 - School Plans/Site Councils)

(cf. 0420.1 - School-Based Program Coordination)

(cf. 0520.1 - High Priority Schools Grant Program)

(cf. 0520.2 - Title I Program Improvement Schools)

(cf. 0520.3 - Title I Program Improvement Districts)

The district's staff evaluation process may be used to recommend additional staff development for individual employees.

(cf. 4215 - Evaluation/Supervision)

The Governing Board 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 staff development activities to staff and the district and shall regularly report to the Board regarding the effectiveness of the staff development program.

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)

Legal Reference:


41530-41532 Professional Development Block Grant

44032 Travel expense payment

44390-44393 California School Paraprofessional Teacher Training Program

45380-45387 Retraining and study leave (classified)

56240-56245 Staff development; service to persons with disabilities


44579-44579.6 Instructional Time and Staff Development Reform Program


3543.2 Scope of representation of employee organization


United Faculty of Contra Costa Community College District v. Contra Costa Community College District, (1990) PERB Order No. 804, 14 PERC P21, 085

Management Resources:


California Association of School Business Officials:

California School Employees Association:


adopted: December 14, 2010 Lawndale, California