The district promotes professional development of all employees through its support for internal and external Classified Professional Development programs such as the Flex/Professional Development Program, Career Incentive and Professional Advancement Programs, enrollment in classes, attendance at conferences, and professional memberships.
The Classified Senate negotiates professional development funds through the meet-and-confer process and usually via salary agreements on behalf of regular employees. Additionally, staff development funds are purposed for the enrichment of classified employees through job enrichment and professional growth. Resources are provided as specified in the staff development provisions of AB 1725, the district's negotiated agreements, the Equal Employment Opportunity Plan, the Professional Development Program Handbook, and the Chancellor’s Guidelines for the Implementation of a Flexible Calendar Program. The funds are managed by the Classified Senate according to established guidelines and procedures. To learn more about the internal and external programs click on the links below: