Policies and Procedures Handbook


Last Updated: 3/30/99
Garrett County Public Schools
40 South Second Street
Oakland, MD 21550
(301)334-8900

ATTENDANCE DURING STAFF DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS

Administrative Procedure

Staff development activities will continue to play an increasingly important role in keeping staff up to date on the most recent curricular and instructional developments. As such, attendance at these activities is considered mandatory unless attendance is waived by the building principal.

In order to carry out this procedure, building principals are to utilize the following guidelines:

  1. Requests for a waiver of attendance at a staff development activity must be made to the building principal prior to such activity.
  2. In considering such a waiver request the building principal will have to determine whether an emergency condition exists.
  3. Should the building principal grant such a waiver, the principal is to notify the Assistant Superintendent in Curriculum and Instruction and so note on the payroll record.
  4. The building principal is to monitor staff attendance at staff development activities.
  5. Those staff not in attendance and not having a waiver of attendance are to lose an equivalent pay amount.
  6. A history of absences (whether waived or not) can be noted as part of the personnel files.

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