5.100 - Staff Development Program

The Superintendent or designee shall implement a staff development program.  The goal of such program shall be to update and improve the skills and knowledge of staff members in order to achieve and maintain a high level of job performance and satisfaction.  Additionally, the development program for licensed staff members shall be designed to effectuate the District and School Improvement Plans so that student learning objectives meet or exceed goals established by the District and State.

At least once every two years, the in-service training of licensed school personnel and administrators shall include training on current best practices regarding the identification and treatment of attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the application of non-aversive behavioral interventions in the school environment, and the use of psychotropic or psychostimulant medication for school-age children.  Further, the staff development program shall provide, at a minimum, once every two years, the in-service training of all District staff on educator ethics, teacher-student conduct, and school employee-student conduct. 

All staff members are encouraged to acquire, develop, and maintain the knowledge and skills necessary to properly administer life-saving techniques and first aid, including the Heimlich maneuver, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and the use of an automatic external defibrillator, in accordance with a nationally-recognized certifying organization.  The staff development program may include training and services of experts in life-saving techniques to instruct teachers and other school personnel.

The Superintendent shall develop protocols for administering youth suicide awareness and prevention education to staff consistent with Board Policy 7:290, Suicide and Depression Awareness and Prevention.

The Superintendent shall appoint a District advisory committee to plan District-sponsored activities.  The committee may include administrative and instructional staff representatives.  The Superintendent may present to the School Board an advisory committee report along with recommendations and rationale for upcoming District-sponsored development activities.


LEGAL REF.: 105 ILCS 5/2-3.62, 5/10-22.b(c-5), 5/10-22.39, 5/22-80(h), 5/10-23.12, 5/24-5,  

and 25/1.15 and 110/3.

            745 ILCS 49/1 et seq. (Good Samaritan Act).

7 C.F.R. Part 210

23 Ill.Admin.Code Part 525

CROSS REF.: 3:40, 3:50, 4:160, 5:90, 5:120, 5:250, 6:15, 6:20, 6:160, 7:20, 7:180, 7:185, 7:285, 7:290, 7:305

ADOPTED:    May 23, 1996

REVISED:    August 19, 2002; January 27, 2003; June 29, 2006; February 25, 2016

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