780 KAR 3:150. Staff development and in-service

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/780/003/150.htm
Published: 2015

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      780 KAR 3:150. Staff development and



      RELATES TO: KRS 151B.035

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 151B.035(3)(k)


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

case-by-case situation.

      (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.)