The School Board recognizes that a program of professional development and education is important for the constant professional growth and improvement of an employee. Therefore, professional personnel shall be encouraged to keep up with new developments and take part in development opportunities in their academic fields and to cultivate an open mind and an experimental attitude toward current educational practices.

The Board may annually develop a plan for in-service teacher educational programs in conformity with guidelines established by the State Department of Education. The School Board shall utilize the advice of the members of its professional staff in developing the proposed plans.

Ref: La. Rev. Stat. Ann. 17:24.1; Handbook for School Administrators, Bulletin 741, State Department of Education.