780 KAR 3:150. Staff development and
RELATES TO: KRS 151B.035
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 151B.035(3)(k)
NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS
151B.035(3)(k) requires the Executive Director of the Office of Career and
Technical Education to promulgate comprehensive administrative regulations for
full-time and part-time certified and equivalent staff, governing programs to
improve the work effectiveness of employees, including staff development. This
administrative regulation establishes the requirements for staff development
and in service.
Section 1. (1) In-service and staff
development activities shall be provided in all schools as specified in the
school calendars and scheduled in advance.
(2) The programs shall be designed to
improve the work effectiveness of employees.
Section 2. (1) Except as provided in
subsection (2) of this section, attendance shall be required for all faculty
and administrators at the designated in-services.
(2) Unless the supervisor has given prior
approval due to extenuating circumstances, an employee not in attendance shall
be placed on leave without pay.
Section 3. In-service and staff
development activities shall be developed cooperatively with the faculty and
the administration and shall be evaluated on an annual basis.
Section 4. (1) Central office certified
and equivalent employees shall be provided staff development programs.
(2) Scheduled in-service workshops or
staff development activities shall be planned cooperatively by the
administrators and professional employees.
(3) All staff development events shall be
announced in advance.
Section 5. (1) Certified and equivalent
employees may join professional organizations for their professional
(2) Dues and related costs shall be the
responsibility of the individual teacher.
(3)(a) Two (2) professional days shall be
provided to certified and equivalent employees for participation in
professional organization meetings without loss of pay or official leave.
(b) These days shall be requested in
advance and shall not compromise the efficient operation of the school or
(4) Participation in professional
meetings beyond the two (2) days shall require the employee to be on official
Section 6.(1) The executive director or
designee may approve certified and equivalent employees to assume regional,
state, or national leadership roles in professional organizations for the
purposes of additional days on work status.
(2) These requests shall be made in
(3)The maximum number of days shall not
exceed fifteen (15) paid days.
(4) The skills and leadership to be
developed by the employee shall be considered of value to the organization
before approval is granted.
Section 7. (1) Travel reimbursement for
an employee participating in staff development or a continuing education
activity provided by a professional organization shall be considered on a
(2) The employee shall receive prior
approval if requesting travel reimbursement.
(3) Travel reimbursement shall be in
compliance with 200 KAR 2:006. (17 Ky.R. 750; eff. 10-14-1990; 35 Ky.R. 1877;
2240; eff. 5-1-2009.)