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Escondido Union HSD  |  BP  4231  Personnel

Staff Development   

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The Governing Board recognizes that classified staff does essential work that supports a healthy school environment and the educational program. Classified staff shall have opportunities to participate in staff development activities in order to improve job skills, learn best practices, retrain as appropriate in order to meet changing conditions in the district and/or enhance personal growth.

(cf. 3100 - Budget)

(cf. 3350 - Travel Expenses)

(cf. 4200 - Classified Personnel)

(cf. 4261.3 - Professional Leaves)

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, the local control and accountability plan, and other district and school plans.

(cf. 0000 - Vision)

(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)

(cf. 0420 - School Plans/Site Councils)

(cf. 0460 - Local Control and Accountability Plan)

(cf. 0520.2 - Title I Program Improvement Schools)

(cf. 0520.3 - Title I Program Improvement Districts)

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 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 these activities to staff and students and shall regularly report to the Board regarding the effectiveness of the staff development program.

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

Legal Reference:


44277 Professional growth programs for individual teachers

44032 Travel expense payment

45380-45387 Retraining and study leave (classified)

45390-45392 Professional development for classified school employees

52060-52077 Local control and accountability plan

56240-56245 Staff development; service to persons with disabilities


3543.2 Scope of representation of employee organization


6000-6002 Instructional Time and Staff Development Reform Program


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: November 17, 2015 Escondido, California