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Cautionary Notice: As added and amended by SBX3 4 (Ch. 12, Third Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009) and ABX4 2 (Ch. 2, Fourth Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009), Education Code 42605 grants districts flexibility in "Tier 3" categorical programs. The Kings Canyon Unified 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 2012-13 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.

The Governing Board recognizes that professional development opportunities enhance employee effectiveness and contribute to personal growth. Staff development for management, supervisory and confidential personnel shall be designed to build leadership skills and overall management efficiency.

The Superintendent or designee shall develop a plan for administrator support and development activities which is based on a systematic assessment of unmet needs of district students and staff and which is tied to the district's vision and goals. The Board desires that all administrators share in planning activities which are pertinent to their specific areas of responsibility.

(cf. 0000 - Vision)

(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)

(cf. 6010 - Goals and Objectives)

Activities may include but not be limited to professional education conferences; courses in institutions of higher education; workshops offered by the district, county office of education or state; small-group activities; self-directed learning; observation of other schools; and follow-up activities that help staff implement newly acquired skills.

(cf. 4361 - Leaves)

Within budget parameters, the Superintendent or designee may approve participation in activities which will benefit individual administrators and enhance their contributions to the district.

(cf. 3350 - Travel Expenses)

The Superintendent or designee shall provide a means for continual evaluation of the benefit of these activities to staff and students, including evaluation by participating administrators.

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

44670.1-44680.7 Staff development and resource centers

44681-44689.5 Administrator training and evaluation

Policy KINGS CANYON JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: January 19, 1999 Reedley, California