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El Dorado Union HSD |  BP  4231  Personnel

Staff Development   

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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)

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. 5146.9 - 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:

EDUCATION CODE

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

REPEALED EDUCATION CODE FOR CATEGORICAL PROGRAMS

44579-44579.6 Instructional Time and Staff Development Reform Program

GOVERNMENT CODE

3543.2 Scope of representation of employee organization

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS BOARD DECISIONS

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:

WEB SITES

California Association of School Business Officials: http://www.casbo.org

California School Employees Association: http://www.csea.com

Policy EL DORADO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: December 10, 2007 Placerville, California