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4231 Staff Development_ Inservice Education, Visitation, Conferences

NORTHFIELD BOARD OF EDUCATION FILE CODE: 4231/4231.1 Northfield, New Jersey X Monitored

X Mandated Policy X Other Reasons


The Northfield Board of Education recognizes that the skills required of support staff members change with changing technology. In order to ensure both optimum efficiency in district operations, and the continued growth in expertise of the staff, the Superintendent of Schools shall ensure that appropriate programs of inservice training shall be developed for support staff as necessary.

The Superintendent of Schools may recommend to the board the granting of leave for attendance of personnel at state, regional, and national job-related meetings without pay deduction and with expenses paid by the school system according to established allowances.

Mandated Inservice Programs

The Superintendent of Schools shall arrange development of appropriate inservice presentations, seminars and/or workshops on equity issues, special education, child abuse and neglect, drug/alcohol abuse awareness, handling blood and body fluids, possible hazardous substances in the workplace, crises response, school violence and other topics specifically required by federal or New Jersey law.

Adopted: June 2, 1997 NJSBA Review/Update: November 2009 Readopted: October 24, 2011

Key Words

Staff Development; Inservice; Visitations; Conferences

Legal References: N.J.S.A. 18A:11-1 N.J.S.A. 18A:17-46 General mandatory powers and duties Act of violence; report by school employee; notice of
action taken; annual report
N.J.S.A. 18A:30-7 Power of boards of education to pay salaries
N.J.S.A. 18A:31-2 Attendance at conventions of New Jersey Education
N.J.S.A. 18A:40A-3 Initial inservice training programs; curriculum;
See particularly: availability
N.J.S.A. 18A:40A-3a, -18c
N.J.S.A. 18A:54-20 Powers of board (county vocational schools)
N.J.S.A. 34:5A-10 Retention or workplace surveys
N.J.S.A. 34:5A-13 Employee education and training program; certification
of instructors
N.J.A.C. 6A:7-1.6 Professional development
N.J.A.C. 6A:16-1.1 et seq. Programs to Support Student Development
See particularly:
N.J.A.C. 6A:16-3.1(a)4,
-5.1(d), -6.2(b)12
N.J.A.C. 6A:16-11.1 et seq. Reporting Allegations of Child Abuse and Neglect
N.J.A.C. 6A:30-1.1 et seq. Evaluation of the Performance of School Districts
N.J.A.C. 6A:32-14.1 Review of mandated programs and services


Comprehensive Equity Plan, New Jersey State Department of Education


Cross References: *2224 Nondiscrimination/affirmative action *4215 Supervision *4216 Evaluation

4233 Travel/reimbursement *5141 Health *5141.4 Child abuse and neglect

*Indicates policy is included in the Critical Policy Reference Manual.

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