Name of Proposed New Committee, Task Force or Group:
Classified Staff Professional Development Committee

Purpose(s)/Goal:
Develop a robust professional development model to support training and development for classified staff.

Basis for Establishment:
Bellingham Public Schools is a learning organization, committed to supporting staff in best practices through professional development for all adults. This is joint work with our labor associations and part of our contracts.

Decision-Making Process:
Works collaboratively with Human Resources and the Department of Teaching and Learning.

Plan of Work:
Actively seek out, design and recommend in-service educational activities that are of mutual benefit to the district and the members of the Bellingham Association of School Employees (BASE)
Develop a mentorship/job shadowing program

Members:
Rebecca Sauter, BASE Vice President, Paraeducator Intervention Team
Cindy Batdorf, BASE, Principal Secretary Parkview
Victoria Bresette-Reeb, BASE, Paraeducator Silver Beach

Responsibilities:
Provide improved instructional practice and professional development for classified staff through a variety of opportunities.

Timeline:
Ongoing during 2013-14 school year

Budget Implications:
Article XVII – Vocational Training, Section 17.4 provides for $12,000