Name of Proposed New Committee, Task Force or Group:
Classified Staff Professional Development 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.
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
Article XVII – Vocational Training, Section 17.4 provides for $12,000