Professional Growth


          Every six years, permanent certificated teachers shall give evidence of professional growth.  Six semester hours of college credit shall be accepted as evidence of professional growth. 


          The board of education believes the goal of professional self-improvement to be inherent in the responsibilities of each certificated district employee. 


          Other professional growth activities which may count toward the six-year requirement include non-credit courses, lecture series, workshops, conferences, study groups, local in-service courses, committee service, supervising a student teacher, serving with professional groups, travel of significant educational value, and membership in professional organizations.  The employee must receive prior approval from the building principal for any of these activities to count toward professional growth.


          No professional growth hours will be awarded if the applicant has been paid for a non-college activity either by released time or by an additional amount paid by the school district.


One hour of professional growth credit will generally be equivalent to ten hours of personal time spent on an educational activity.


Adopted on: July 13, 2009

Reviewed on: March 10, 2014

Reviewed on: March 13, 2016

Revised on: June 13, 2016