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400.48 Learning, Training, and Staff Development

The Board encourages employees to participate in appropriate training and professional development activities to maintain, develop, and extend their job-related skills. To that end, the District endeavors to offer opportunities for staff development. Under law, an individual may earn up to half of the credits needed for licensure renewal by completing an individualized professional development program as verified by the supervising licensed evaluator or by successful completion of professional development courses or programs offered by a professional development program licensed by the board, or by a practitioner preparation institution or area education agency approved by the state board of education.Employees who wish to participate in non-district sponsored professional learning, including but not limited to professional conferences, during work hours must first be approved to do so by their supervisor(s). The Superintendent/designee shall have the discretion to allow or not allow employees to attend or participate in the requested event or training.

Nothing in this policy should be interpreted as modifying language otherwise outlined in collective bargaining agreements.

Legal Reference:
Legal Code ยง279.8.
281 Iowa Admin. Code 12.7 (new standards)

Approved:
January 22, 1990

Reviewed:
December 20, 2010
February 15, 2016
March 22, 2021
June 20, 2021

Revised:
December 20, 2010
February 15, 2016
March 22, 2021
July 6, 2021