Requests for attendance or participation in a development program, other than those development programs sponsored by the school district, shall be made to the superintendent or designee. Approval of the superintendent or designee must be obtained prior to attendance by a certificated employee in a professional development program when the attendance would result in the certificated employee being excused from their duties or when the school district pays the expenses for the program.
Employees authorized by the superintendent or designee to represent the school system at training, workshops and conferences will be allowed salary and expenses in conformance with regulations on expense reimbursement. Requests that involve unusual expenses or overnight travel must also be approved by the Superintendent.
The superintendent or designee shall have sole discretion to allow or disallow certificated employees to attend or participate in the requested event. When making this determination, the superintendent or designee will consider the value of the program for the certificated employee and the school district, the effect of the certificated employee's absence on the education program and school district operations and the school district's financial situation as well as other factors deemed relevant in the judgment of the superintendent or designee.
Policy COLUMBUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
adopted: _ 3/13/06 __ Columbus, Nebraska
Amended: _11/09/09 ____ Reviewed: 11/9/09