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401.14 - Professional Advancement on Salary Schedule




Professional credit programs are those in-service staff development activities for which licensed personnel may receive credit that may be applied to advancement on the Linn-Mar Community School District salary schedule.

The evaluation of professional growth credit shall be based on a unit equivalent to one semester hour of college or university credit.

  1. At least 15 hours of attendance in an approved, professional growth activity outside the district.
  2. At least 15 hours of study and active participation in a professional course, in-service staff development course, or seminar offered and sponsored by the district.

Each employee will be responsible for reporting professional growth activities on the district application form. The deadline for submission with intent for horizontal level change and approval of course selection (prior to enrolling in the course) is March 1st.

Professional licensed personnel may advance on the salary schedule through successful participation in approved graduate course work that advances the professional’s growth in the educational field. The same forms and deadlines apply to college and university course work as to professional credit courses.

Adopted: 8/70
Reviewed: 1/11; 12/11; 4/13; 12/16; 4/20
Revised: 9/14
Legal Reference (Code of Iowa): §§ 20.1, .4, .7, .9; 279.8
IASB Reference: 406.1; 406.2; 406.3