4032 Professional Growth

4032 Professional Growth

Every six years, permanent certificated employees shall give evidence of professional growth.  Six semester hours of college credit shall be accepted as evidence of professional growth. 

The board of education believes the goal of professional self-improvement to be inherent in the responsibilities of each certificated district employee. 

Other professional growth activities which may count toward the six-year requirement include non-credit courses, lecture series, workshops, conferences, study groups, local in-service courses, committee service, supervising a student teacher, serving with professional groups, travel of significant educational value, and membership in professional organizations.  The employee must receive prior approval from the building principal for any of these activities to count toward professional growth.

One unit of professional growth credit will generally be equivalent to ten hours of personal time spent on an educational activity.


Adopted on: October 14, 2013

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