5520 Staff Development

Professional Growth and Development for Non-administrative Staff
Additional training and study are prerequisites for continued growth and effectiveness of staff members. It is also necessary for staff members with increased responsibilities and new demands. Staff are encouraged to gain additional job-related skills through special study or in-service training.
Professional Growth and Development for Administrators
The board recognizes that training and study for administrators contribute to their skill development necessary to better serve the needs of the school district. Each year, the superintendent will develop an administrative in-service plan based upon the needs of the district, as well as the needs of individual administrators.
Legal References:
RCW 28A.415.040 Administration of funds — Rules — Requirements for local districts — In-service training task force
WAC 181-85-075 Continuing education requirement
WAC 181-85-200 In-service education approval standards
WAC 392-121-255 Definition — Academic credits
WAC 392-121-257 Definition — In-service credits
WAC 392-192 Professional development programs
WAC 392-195 School personnel — In-service training program
SSSB 5082, Ch. 386 Laws of 2019 Social-Emotional Learning — Committee, standards, and benchmarks
SSB 5044, Ch. 197 Laws of 2021 Public schools, equity, etc. — Training
Adoption Date: 11/18/08
Franklin Pierce Schools
Revised: 4/10/12; 11/15/22 (legal references only)
Classification: Discretionary