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The purpose of the In-service Plan is to provide a written professional growth plan as well as an alternative to college hours for re-certification through professional development activities to be completed by the Professional during the specified period ranging from one to five years.
This plan is available to all certified personnel in the district, including certified substitute teachers, provided they complete and file an approved Professional Development Plan (PDP) and that completion of the plan is validated for credit by the Professional Development Council (PDC) and the McPherson Board of Education.
**Before clicking the link, it is a good idea to prepare your entries for the boxes in another document. The PDC Inservice Validation Form is set to time out after about ten minutes, so if you aren't done by then, you lose what you've entered and must start over.**
To file an Inservice Validation Form, click on the link. The account name is your social security number, and there is no password necessary to access your account.
You will be able to see the last 6 items that you submitted and their status...then click on NEW and fill out the form. Use the Exit button or the Log out button to leave the application. Your form will be saved. For your account name please email Lois Edwards.
For Level II points you will need to email Lois Edwards for the form with the name of the in-service that you are requesting level II points for. Then, the form will be emailed to you to print out and have your building principal sign and return to Lois Edwards.
A PDP must be on file for each certified staff member under contract with USD 418. The PDP shall be submitted to the Professional Development Council (PDC) to be acted on at their next scheduled meeting. PDP's are written as a five-year plan and should, for the most part, be completed upon renewal of their certificate. To request the appropriate PDP template, contact Lois Edwards.
All plans shall be submitted to the principal on the Professional Development Plan form. The principal shall sign the PDP indicating review and approval of that plan.
The principal shall forward all PDP's to Lois Edwards within ten working days (excluding school holidays) from the time the plan is submitted.
A substitute teacher, employed for any period of time by the district, may participate in the district's in-service plan. A minimum of 100 in-service education points during a five-year period shall be required for renewal of a substitute teaching endorsement.