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

Type (for definitions, see:
Contractual Committee

  • 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
  • Rebecca Sauter, BASE Vice President, Paraeducator Intervention Team
  • Cindy Batdorf, BASE, Principal Secretary Parkview
  • Victoria Bresette-Reeb, BASE, Paraeducator Silver Beach
  • Provide improved instructional practice and professional development for classified staff through a variety of opportunities.
  • Ongoing during 2013-14 school year
Budget Implications:
  • Article XVII – Vocational Training, Section 17.4 provides for $12,000