Support staff employees are integral parts of the Raymondville R-VII School District’s total staff, and training and development opportunities for support staff employees are essential to the efficient and economical operation of the schools. The Board further recognizes that support staff have a significant impact on student achievement and will provide professional development activities for support staff. The Board will develop a support staff professional development committee (SSPDC), and the district’s professional development committee (PDC) will include representatives from noncertified positions. The district will conduct needs assessments that serve to identify the professional development needs of support staff employees.

Absences to attend meetings, conventions, conferences, or workshops of local, state or national associations that serve to advance the welfare of the district through the upgrading and strengthening of noninstructional service may be granted in accordance with the district’s short-term leave policy.

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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this section for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures and/or forms for related information.

Adopted: 7-14-08


Raymondville R-VII School District, Raymondville, Missouri