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.