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The quality of the District's programs depends in large part on the skills and competence of the people within the District. The staff development program is aimed at supporting individual and department efforts toward continued growth.

The Superintendent or designee shall promote a comprehensive staff development program which supports staff members and enables them to:

1. Develop, maintain, and enhance the skills needed for exemplary job performance, collaborative work, and student support.

2. Explore and assimilate new ideas in particular academic field, in learning theory, instructional methods;

3. Remove deficiencies in training or experience in light of new needs and new responsibilities;

4. Review, modify, create programs, courses, materials.

(cf. 0420.1 - School-Based Coordinated Programs)

(cf. 4116 - Probationary/Permanent Status)

(cf. 4131.5 - Professional Growth for Credential Renewal)

(cf. 4131.6 - School Professional Development Program)

(cf. 3350 - Travel Expenses)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

41520-41522 Teacher Credentialing Block Grant, including beginning teacher support

41530-41533 Professional Development Block Grant

44032 Travel expense payment

44259.5 Standards for teacher preparation

44277 Professional growth programs for individual teachers

44279.1-44279.7 Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Program

44325-44328 District interns

44450-44468 University internship program

44560-44562 Certificated Staff Mentoring Program

44570-44578 Inservice training, secondary education

44580-44591 Inservice training, elementary teachers

44630-44643 Professional Development and Program Improvement Act of 1968

44700-44705 Classroom teacher instructional improvement program

44735 Teaching as a Priority Block Grant; teacher recruitment and retention in high-priority schools

45028 Salary schedule and exceptions

48980 Notification of parents/guardians: schedule of minimum days

52055.600-52055.662 High Priority Schools Grant Program

56240-56245 Staff development; service to persons with disabilities

99200-99206 Subject matter projects

99220-99227 California Professional Development Institutes

99230-99242 Mathematics and Reading Professional Development Program

REPEALED EDUCATION CODE FOR CATEGORICAL PROGRAMS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

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

11980-11985.6 Mathematics and Reading Professional Development Program

13025-13044 Professional development and program improvement

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

6319 Highly qualified teachers

6601-6702 Preparing, Training and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals

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:

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

State Board of Education Guidelines and Criteria for Approval of Training Providers, March 2008

COMMISSION ON TEACHER CREDENTIALING PUBLICATIONS

California Standards for the Teaching Profession, 1997

WEB SITES

Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment: http://www.btsa.ca.gov

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing: http://www.ctc.ca.gov

California Department of Education, Professional Development: http://www.cde.ca.gov/pd

California Subject Matter Projects: http://csmp.ucop.edu

Policy TAMALPAIS UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: May 11, 1993 Larkspur, California