Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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1. Professional Growth and Development for Non-administrative Staff
Additional training and study are prerequisites for continued growth and effectiveness of staff members. Staff are encouraged to gain additional job-related skills through special study or in-service training.

The district shall develop and adopt a professional growth program.

Each holder of a professional education certificate, except those exempted by State Board of Education regulation, shall complete 150 hours of continuing education study every five years, in order to maintain his or her certificate.

2. Professional Growth and Development for Administrators
The board recognizes that training and study for administrators contribute to their skill development necessary to better serve the needs of the school district. Each year the superintendent shall develop an administrative inservice program based upon the needs of the district, as well as the needs of individual administrators.

Cross References: 
Employment of Staff - Policy 5005
Staff Evaluation (non-supervisory, non- administrative) - Policy 5240

Legal References: 
In-Service Training Act of 1977-- Administration of funds-- Rules-- Requirements for local districts--In-service training task force - RCW 28A.415.040
Continuing education requirement - WAC 180-85-075
In-service education approval standards - WAC 180-85-200
In-service training program - WAC 392-195
Definition—Academic credits - WAC 392-121-255
Definition—In-service credits - WAC 392-121-257
Professional Development Programs - WAC 392-192

Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Board: August 9, 2000
Revised by the Board: 03.04