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Descriptor Code: GAD
Professional Learning Opportunities  
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The Greene County Board of Education recognizes the importance of establishing, coordinating, and maintaining professional learning programs that address the assessed needs of all students and school and system personnel.  Funds budgeted for professional learning shall be used for activities that enhance the skills and knowledge of all school system personnel, school board members and school council members, which directly related to improving student achievement.


The Superintendent shall cause to be prepared and implemented a system-level Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP) that is consistent with the State Board of Education rules and includes professional learning as a major component, developed according to priorities that are deemed annually by the local Board of Education.


The Superintendent shall appoint a Professional Learning Coordinator whose job description shall include detailed responsibilities and functions for administering, coordinating and directing the local professional learning program.  The Superintendent shall ensure that the Board receives an annual report describing the progress in meeting the goals and objectives of the comprehensive professional learning plan.


A Professional Learning Coordinator shall be appointed annually to advise and assist the system Coordinator in the assessment of professional learning needs, determination of priorities, content and quality of activities, evaluation of the program and modification of the professional learning portion of the system's CSIP.


The Superintendent and appropriate staff shall facilitate the development and implementation of procedures for assuring that each school within the school system has a CSIP that addresses comprehensive professional learning as a major component and is aligned with the system CSIP.


It is the preference of the Board of Education that whenever possible Professional Development activities should take place after the regular school day.


Greene County Schools
Date Adopted:  4/13/2004
Last Revised:  10/13/2011

Policy Reference Disclaimer: These references are not intended to be part of the policy itself, nor do they indicate the basis or authority for the board to enact this policy. Instead, they are provided as additional resources for those interested in the subject matter of the policy.

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State Reference Description
O.C.G.A 20-02-0161 QBE formula/program weights
O.C.G.A 20-02-0162 Annual recalculation of funding; mid-term adjustment
O.C.G.A 20-02-0167 Funding for direct instructional, media center and staff development costs; submission of budget
O.C.G.A 20-02-0190 Professional development centered on state-wide strategic initiatives
O.C.G.A 20-02-0200 Regulation by Professional Standards Commission (PSC); certification requirements; effect of unsatisfactory evaluation
O.C.G.A 20-02-0201 Specific course requirements; in-service/continuing education
O.C.G.A 20-02-0201.1 Professional Learning Rules Task Force
O.C.G.A 20-02-0210 Annual performance evaluation of all school personnel
O.C.G.A 20-02-0213.1 Pay-for-performance for rewarding group activity
O.C.G.A 20-02-0217 Professional and staff development stipends
O.C.G.A 20-02-0230 New board member orientation to educational program objectives required
O.C.G.A 20-02-0751.7 Student reporting of inappropriate behavior by teacher/staff
O.C.G.A. 20-02-0182 Program weights to reflect funds for payment of salaries and benefits
Rule 160-3-3-.04 Professional Learning
Rule 160-4-8-.19 Suicide Prevention Training Requirement for Certificated School System Personnel
Rule 160-4-9-.03 Statewide Vocational Staff Development Eligibility
Rule 160-5-1-.02 School Day and School Year for Students and Employees
Rule 160-5-6-.01 Statewide School Nutritional Program
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