DMA(LOCAL) - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: REQUIRED STAFF DEVELOPMENT
Equivalency time during the school year may be granted for designated staff development days for up to three days of staff development completed at other times during the year, providing the following conditions are met:
Workshop attendance must have prior approval from the principal and must meet appropriate criteria for staff development established in the District and/or campus improvement plans.
The workshop experience must meet professional rather than personal needs.
School time or released time shall not be used.
Proper documentation of full-day equivalency must be furnished.
Equivalency time shall not be granted for less than the combined equivalency of a full day.
Equivalency time shall not accrue from one school year to another.
Workshops offering college credit, college courses, or professional association meetings may not be substituted for staff development.