Policy 409.01

Certificated Employee Professional Development

The district expects each certificated employee to be continuously involved in a program of professional development and to maintain and improve student learning and instructional proficiency in accordance with district school improvement targets, policies and procedures. The professional development of each certificated employee shall be linked to school improvement targets by a written professional development plan focusing on district, building and individual goals. The professional development plan will be a component of the district’s certificated employee appraisal procedures. The plan shall be formally reviewed on a yearly basis.

The professional development program shall be continuously evaluated and monitored by the superintendent in order to determine that the greatest possible educational benefits are being achieved.

All certificated employees permanently employed by the district shall provide evidence of professional development every six years as provided by law.

Legal Reference:
RRS 79-830, 79-838, NDE Rule 10

Approved: July 13, 1992
Revised: August 12, 1996
Revised: July 12, 1999
Revised: February 13, 2006