Staff Development Council

File: GAD

County Professional Staff Development Council

 

Schools exist to facilitate student learning. Ongoing professional staff development for all personnel is

 

essential to enhancing improved teaching and student learning. Professional staff development should

 

The county board of education shall schedule annually at least three non-instructional days of staff

 

development for professional staff. At least two of the three days or their equivalent, must be

 

scheduled prior to January 1. Exceptions to the schedule and/or staff development content, may be

 

granted for innovative programs and/or delivery upon the written request of the county superintendent

 

The county board of education hereby establishes a professional staff development council and shall

 

The county board of education will make available an amount at least equal to one tenth of one percent

 

of the amount provided in accordance with W. Va. Code § 18-9-4 and credit such funds to an account to

 

be used by the professional staff development council to fulfill its objectives. The council shall prepare

 

for review and approval by the county board of education an annual budget that details all expenses and

 

revenues including staff support. Any funds remaining in this account at the end of the fiscal year shall

 

remain in this account and be used solely for staff development. The county board of education will

 

have final approval for all disbursements. This does not preclude the use of other funding sources for

 

At the first professional staff development council meeting following the county board of education’s

 

approval of its annual budget, the county superintendent or his/her designee shall provide the

 

professional staff development council with the funding computation provided above in this policy.

 

In order to meet the growing demands of school, county, state and national priorities, the county will

 

seek ways to provide additional opportunities for staff development above and beyond the minimal

 

number of eighteen clock hours. Some strategies include, but are not limited to, the following: the use

 

of banked time, extending the school calendar, seeking grant funding sources to cover costs of

 

The county board of education and county professional staff development council shall incorporate the

 

following components and governing principles of operation in their county staff development policy.

 

A. The process of planning school and/or county staff development initiatives to promote

 

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