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5520 - Staff Development

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Professional Growth and Development for Non administrative staff

Additional training and study are prerequisites for continued growth and effectiveness of staff members. It is also necessary for staff members with increased responsibilities and new demands. Staff are encouraged to gain additional job-related skills through special study or in-service training.

Professional Growth and Development for Administrators

The district recognizes that training and study for administrators contribute to their skill development necessary to better serve the needs of the district. Each year the superintendent or designee will develop an administrative in-service program based upon the needs of the district, as well as the needs of individual administrators.


Cross References: 

Board Policy 5005 - Employment: Disclosures, Certification Requirements, Assurances and Approval

Board Policy 5240 - Evaluation of Staff


Legal References:

RCW 28A.415.040

In-service training act of 1977 – Administration of funds – Rules – Requirements for local districts – In-service training task force

WAC 181-85-075

Continuing education requirement

WAC 181-85-200

In-service education approval standards

WAC 392-121-255

Definition — Academic credits

WAC 392-121-257

Definition — In-service credits

WAC 392-192

Professional development programs

WAC 392-195

School personnel - In-service training program

SSSB 5082, Chapter 386, Laws of 2019 Social-Emotional Learning—Committee, Standards, and Benchmarks

SSB 5044, Chapter 197, Laws of 2021 Public Schools, Equity, Etc.—Training


Management Resources:

2021 – June Issue

2011 – December Issue


Adoption Date:  September 20, 2006

Revised Date: June 27, 2007; April 24, 2024


Administrator Responsibilities:

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