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Kingsburg Elementary Charter |  AR  4131  Personnel

Staff Development   

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Cautionary Notice: As added and amended by SBX3 4 (Ch. 12, Third Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009), ABX4 2 (Ch. 2, Fourth Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009), and SB 70 (Ch. 7, Statutes of 2011), Education Code 42605 grants districts flexibility in "Tier 3" categorical programs. The Kingsburg Elementary Charter School District has accepted this flexibility and thus is deemed in compliance with the statutory or regulatory program and funding requirements for these programs for the 2008-09 through 2014-15 fiscal years. As a result, the district may temporarily suspend certain provisions of the following policy or regulation that reflect these requirements. For further information, please contact the Superintendent or designee.

Approved Activities

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that certificated staff members have opportunities to learn both from outside sources and from each other. These opportunities may include, but are not limited to:

1. Visits to other classrooms and other schools to observe and analyze teaching

2. Attendance at professional education conferences or committee meetings

3. Classes/workshops offered by the district, county office of education, state projects, private organizations, or other appropriate agencies

4. Courses in regionally accredited institutions of higher education, including courses delivered through online technologies

5. Participation in professional development networks that promote inquiry and allow staff to analyze and evaluate each other's work

6. Peer conferences and/or joint staff preparation time

7. Participation in curriculum development projects

(cf. 6141 - Curriculum Development and Evaluation)

8. Participation in educational research or innovation efforts

9. Assistance from or service as a mentor teacher or consulting teacher

(cf. 4112.21 - Interns)

(cf. 4131.1 - Beginning Teacher Support/Induction)

(cf. 4138 - Mentor Teachers)

(cf. 4139 - Peer Assistance and Review)

10. Service in a leadership role in a professional organization

11. Discussions and/or internships with business and community agencies for the purpose of identifying the skills, knowledge, and aptitudes necessary for specific career paths and developing meaningful career-related, work-based learning experiences

(cf. 1700 - Relations Between Private Industry and the Schools)

(cf. 6178 - Career Technical Education)

(cf. 6178 - Work Experience Education)

(cf. 6178.2 - Regional Occupational Center/Program)

12. Travel, study, and research in subject-matter content and effective educational practices

(cf. 4161.3 - Professional Leaves)

13. Follow-up activities that help staff to implement newly acquired skills

The Superintendent or designee shall approve the participation of individual staff members in district-provided or external staff development activities which may require release time, leave of absence, or other district resources.


approved: February 21, 2012 Kingsburg, California