Article 27: Professional Growth
27.1 The purpose of this Article is to notify bargaining unit members of the requirements concerning an individual program of professional growth pursuant to Education Code Sections 44277-44279. If, during the term of this Article, the Legislature should modify Education Code Sections 44277-44279, and such modification(s) affect the provisions in this Article, this Article shall be reopened for negotiations.
27.2 This Article is limited to those members of the bargaining unit who are issued their first clear multiple or single subject teaching credential on or after September 1, 1985, pursuant to Education Code Section 44251.
27.3 This Article shall not be interpreted in any manner which is inconsistent with applicable statutory law or applicable rules of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
27.4 Bargaining unit members covered by this Article shall adhere to Education Code Sections 44277 through 44279 and applicable rules of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
27.5 Before a bargaining unit member commences or amends an individual program of professional growth consisting of a minimum of 150 clock hours pursuant to Education Code Sections 44277 through 44279, the individual program of professional growth first must be checked and certified by the designee of the District who shall be an administrator.
27.6 The District will notify all bargaining unit members covered by this Article. Included in the notification will be a copy of Education Code Sections 44277 through 44279, a copy of applicable rules of the Commission On Teacher Credentialing, and a copy of this contract Article.
27.7 Any adverse actions by the District related to professional growth under this Article must be appealed pursuant to Education Code Section 44278.
27.8 The implementation of this Article shall not be a part of any evaluation of a bargaining unit member.