Section 5 - Personnel
Staff Development Program
The Superintendent or designee shall implement a staff development program. The goal of such
program shall be to update and improve the skills and knowledge of staff members in order to achieve
and maintain a high level of job performance and satisfaction. Additionally, the development program
for licensed staff members shall be designed to effectuate the District and School Improvement Plans
so that student learning objectives meet or exceed goals established by the District and State.
The staff development program shall provide, at a minimum, at least once every two years, the inservice
training of licensed school personnel and administrators on current best practices regarding the
identification and treatment of attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the
application of non-aversive behavioral interventions in the school environment, and the use of
psychotropic or psychostimulant medication for school-age children.
The staff development program shall provide, at a minimum, once every two years, the in-service
training of all District staff on educator ethics, teacher-student conduct, and school employee-student
The Superintendent shall develop protocols for administering youth suicide awareness and prevention
education to staff consistent with Board policy 7:290, Suicide and Depression Awareness and
LEGAL REF.: 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; 34 C.F.R.
42 U.S.C. §1758b, Pub. L. 111-296, Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010;7
C.F.R. Parts 210 and 235.
105 ILCS 5/2-3.62, 5/10-20.17a, 5/10-20.61, 5/10-22.6(c-5), 5/10-22.39, 5/10-
23.12, 5/22-80(h), and 5/24-5.
105 ILCS 25/1.15, Interscholastic Athletic Organization Act.
105 ILCS 150/25, Seizure Smart School Act.
105 ILCS 110/3, Critical Health Problems and Comprehensive Health Education
325 ILCS 5/4, Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act.
745 ILCS 49/, Good Samaritan Act.
775 ILCS 5/2-109, Ill. Human Rights Act.
23 Ill.Admin.Code §§ 22.20, 226.800, and Part 525.
77 Ill.Admin.Code §527.800.
CROSS REF.: 2:265 (Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure), 3:40 (Superintendent),
3:50 (Administrative Personnel Other Than the Superintendent), 4:160
(Environmental Quality of Buildings and Grounds), 5:20 (Workplace Harassment
Prohibited), 5:90 (Abused and Neglected Child Reporting), 5:120 (Employee
Ethics; Conduct; and Conflict of Interest), 5:250 (Leaves of Absence), 6:15
(School Accountability), 6:20 (School Year Calendar and Day), 6:50 (School
Wellness), 6:160 (English Learners), 7:10 (Equal Educational Opportunities),
7:20 (Harassment of Students Prohibited), 7:180 (Prevention of and Response to
Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment), 7:185 (Teen Dating Violence
Prohibited), 7:270 (Administering Medicines to Students), 7:285 (Food Allergy
Management Program), 7:290 (Suicide and Depression Awareness and
Prevention), 7:305 (Student Athlete Concussions and Head Injuries)
ADMIN. PROC.: 2:265-AP1 (Title IX Sexual Harassment Response), 2:265-AP2 (Formal Title IX
Sexual Harassment Complaint Grievance Process), 4:160-AP (Environmental
Quality of Buildings and Grounds), 4:170-AP6 (Plan for Responding to a
Medical Emergency at an Indoor Physical Fitness Facility), 5:100-AP (Staff
Development Program), 5:150-AP (Personnel Records), 6:120-AP4 (Care of
Students with Diabetes), 7:250-AP1 (Measures to Control the Spread of Head
Lice at School)
Adopted: November 30, 2020