Staff Development

Staff Development

Required Trainings

This following list is a list of required training and resources for school employees under state and federal law.  All trainings may be used as professional growth points (PGPs) towards license renewal.

All Staff

1.       Bloodborne Pathogen per 29 CFR 1910.1030

a.  Description: Bloodborne pathogen training must include information regarding bloodborne pathogens and related diseases, methods to use to control occupational exposure, hepatitis B vaccine, medical evaluation, and post exposure plan and follow-up procedures.

b.  Required for: All school employees of each school corporation, charter school, and accredited nonpublic school.

c.  Frequency: Annually

d.  Resources: View the video at the following link and submit your training certificate to your building principal/department director

Training Video

Training Certificate

2.       Bullying Prevention per IC 20-26-5-34.2

a.  Description: A school corporation shall provide training concerning the school’s bullying prevention and reporting policy adopted under IC 20-33-8-13.5.

b.  Required for: Each school employee likely to have direct, ongoing contact with children within the scope of the employee's employment

c.  Frequency: N/A

d.  Resources: View the PowerPoint at the following link then submit your certificate to your building principal/department director

Bully Prevention Training

Training Certificate

3.       Child Abuse and Neglect per IC 20-28-3-4.5

a.  Description: Training shall include the duty to report suspected child abuse or neglect under IC 31-33-5 and recognizing possible signs of child abuse or neglect. The training format may include an in-person presentation; electronic or technology-based medium, including self-review modules available on an online system; an individual program of study of designated materials; or any other method approved by the governing body that is consistent with current professional development standards.

b.  Required for: Each school employee likely to have direct, ongoing contact with children within the scope of the employee's employment.

c.  Frequency: At least once every two years.

d.  Resources: View the PowerPoint at the following link then submit your certificate to your building principal/department director

Child Abuse and Neglect Training

Training Certificate

4.       Criminal Organization Policy per IC 20-26-18-4

a.  Description: A school corporation shall establish the following educational programs in its efforts to address criminal organization activity: (1) an evidence-based educational criminal organization awareness program for students, school employees, and parents; and (2) a school employee development program to provide training of the criminal organization policy.

b.  Required for: All school employees

c.  Frequency: N/A

d.  Resources: View the PowerPoint at the following link then submit your certificate to your building principal/department director

Criminal Organization Presentation

Training Certificate

5.       Human Trafficking per IC 20-28-3-7

a.  Description: Each school corporation and accredited nonpublic school shall require training pertaining to the identification and reporting of human trafficking. The format of the in-service training may include an in-person presentation; an electronic or technology-based medium, including self-review modules available on an online system; an individual program of study of designated materials; or any other method approved by the governing body, or the equivalent authority for an accredited nonpublic school, that is consistent with current professional development standards.

b.  Required for: Each school employee likely to have direct, ongoing contact with children within the scope of the employee's employment.

c.  Frequency: At least one hour of in-service training every two school years.

d.  Resources: View the PowerPoint at the following link then submit your certificate to your building principal/department director

Human Trafficking Presentation

Training Certificate

6.       Seclusion and Restraint per IC 20-20-40-13(J)

a.  Description: Training should include the appropriate use of effective alternatives to physical restraint and seclusion, including the use of positive behavioral intervention and support and conflict de-escalation. The training must include the safe use of physical restraint and seclusion in incidents involving imminent danger or serious harm to the student, school employees, or others.

b.  Required for: All school employees likely to have direct, ongoing contact with children.

c.  Frequency: Annually

d.  Resources: View the PowerPoint at the following link then submit your certificate to your building principal/department director

Seclusion and Restraint Presentation

Training Certificate

7.       Internal Control Standards per IC 5-11-1-27

a.  Description: Every school corporation must utilize internal control standards as outlined in IC 5-11-1-27.  Per the Indiana State Board of Accounts (SBOA), every employee that handles school funds is required to complete mandatory SBOA Internal Control training (i.e. cafeteria, textbook fees, fieldtrips, club activities, student fees, fundraising, ticket sales, etc.).

b.  Required for: The employee of a school corporation whose official duties include receiving, processing, depositing, disbursing, or otherwise having access to funds that belong to the federal government, state government, a political subdivision, or another governmental agency. (Ask Randi for specific list of employee positions)

c.  Frequency: Annually

d.  Resources: View the following link then submit the internal controls certification to the Wa-Nee Community Schools Business Office.

Internal Control Training Video

Training Certificate

Administrators, Teachers, Counselors, Nurses, School Psychologists

1.       Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) per IC 20-28-5-3(c)

a.  Description: CPR training must include a test demonstration on a mannequin; removing a foreign body causing an obstruction in an airway; the Heimlich maneuver; and the use of an automated external defibrillator. The educator must hold a valid certification in each of the outlined procedures issued by the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association or a comparable organization or institution approved by the State Board of Education (SBOE).

b.  Required for: All certified license holders

c.  Frequency:

                                  i.  Initial Practitioner License Application

                                  ii.  License Renewal Application

d.  https://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/cpr-heimlich-maneuver-aed-certification

e.  The following link provides a list of licensed providers:

i.  https://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/cpr-heimlich-maneuver-aed-certification

ii. NWHS PE teacher, Melanie Fervida (mfervida@wanee.org; extension: 1314) has also provided training to our staff in the past.  

 

2.       Suicide Prevention per IC 20-28-5-3(d), and IC 20-28-3-6

a.  Description: Research-based in-service youth suicide awareness and prevention training that must be demonstrated to be an effective or promising program and recommended by the Indiana Suicide Prevention Network Advisory Council. The training may include an in-person presentation; electronic or technology-based medium, including self-review modules available on an online system an individual program of study of designated materials; or any other method approved by the governing body that is consistent with current professional development standards.

b.  Required for: All teachers, superintendent, principals, librarians, school counselors; school psychologists, school nurses school social workers

c.  Frequency:

                                  i.  Initial Practitioner License Application

                                  ii.  At least two hours every three school years.

d.  Online Resource:

Go to the following link, register, and enroll in “Making Educators Partners in Youth Suicide Prevention: Act on Facts”

http://sptsuniversity.org/

3.       Test Security & Integrity Training

a.  Description:  Corporation Test Coordinators (CTCs) and/or School Test Coordinators (STCs) are required to provide Test Security training to all school staff. CTCs should ensure all school staff sign the 2018-2019 Indiana Testing Security and Integrity Agreement by September 30.

b.  Required for:  All school personnel that are responsible for the implementation of state required tests (iLearn).

c.  Frequency: Annually

d.  Resources:  Contact the Corporation Test Coordinator (Kim Harlow kharlow@wanee.org) to schedule a training.

 

4.       Reading Specialist Trained in Dyslexia per IC 20-35.5

a.  Description: By the 2019-2020 school year, each school corporation must employ at least one reading specialist trained in dyslexia.

b.  Required for: Any school employee who is deemed a reading specialist trained in dyslexia.

c.  Frequency: N/A

d.  Resources: See Curriculum Director

 

5.       Indiana Education for Homeless Children and Youth per IC 20-50-1-6

a.  Description: ESSA mandates that all McKinney-Vento Liaisons (statewide) participate in extensive McKinney-Vento training year-round additionally, every school corporation and charter school must receive the same training annually, provided by the McKinney-Vento Liaison. The training must be demonstrated to be an effective or promising program and recommended by the Indiana Education for Homeless Children and Youth and Indiana McKinney-Vento Academy. It may include an in-person presentation; electronic or technology-based medium, including self-review modules available on an online system; an individual program of study of designated materials; or any other method approved by the governing body that is consistent with current professional development standards.

b.  Required for: School Corporation's Homeless Education Liaison/Curriculum Director

c.  Frequency: Annually

d.  Resources: https://www.doe.in.gov/student-services/training

 

6.        School Safety Specialist per IC 5-2-10.1-11

a.  Description: The school safety specialist training and certification program is provided by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE). There are five days of basic training and two days of advanced training that individuals must complete to be certified as a school safety specialist.

b. Required for: School safety specialists (minimum one per district)

c.  Frequency: Annually

d.  Resources: https://www.doe.in.gov/safety

Special Education Paraprofessionals

1.       Special Education Paraprofessional Training

a.  Description: Paraprofessional Training provides a job description and a basic overview of what special education is.  The importance of confidentiality and disability categories is also provided.

b.  Required for: Special Education Paraprofessionals

c.  Frequency: Upon Hire

d.  Resources: View the PowerPoint and submit the appropriate Paraprofessional Training Checklist to the Special Education Coordinator (requires supervising teacher signature).

Paraprofessional Training Presentation

Student Specific Checklist

Class Specific Checklist

Athletic Personnel

1.       Concussion per IC 20-34-7-6 and IC 20-34-7-7

a.  Description:

                                   i.  Certification course required for all football coaches that coach children under the age of 20, who coach children in grades 1 through 12, and who utilize public property (parks, schools, public fields) for practice or games. Course must: (1) be football specific; (2) contain player safety content on (a) concussion awareness; (b) equipment fitting; (c) heat emergency preparedness; (d) proper technique; (3) contain a comprehensive test; (4) award a certificate of completion; (5) be approved by the IDOE.

                                    ii.  Certification courses required for all interscholastic coaches, including cheerleading that coach children in grades 5-12 must take: (1) concussion certification course; (2) heat illness prevention certification course. Certification courses must: (1) contain a comprehensive test; (2) award a certificate of completion; (3) be approved by the IDOE.

b.  Required for: Football coaches (head coaches and assistant coaches grades 1-12) and all other sports, including cheerleading (head coaches and assistant coaches grades 5-12)

c.  Frequency: At least once every two years.

d.  Resources: www.nfhslearn.com

 

2.       Heat Preparedness per IC 20-34-7-7

a.  Description: Heat preparedness courses must: contain a comprehensive test; award a certificate of completion; and be approved by IDOE.

b.  Required for

                                 i.  Boys' Coaches: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Wrestling.

                                 ii.  Girls' Coaches: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Volleyball.

c.  Frequency: At least once every two years.

d.  Resources: www.nfhslearn.com

 

3.       IHSAA Coaching Certification Requirements

a.  Description: Football coaching certification classes

                                   i.  Block & Defeating Blocks, Shoulder Tackling & Equipment Fitting

                                   ii.  Concussion in Sports

                                   iii.  Heat Illness

                                   iv.  Sudden Cardiac Arrest

b.  Description: All class sports and individual sports coaching certification classes

                                   i.  Concussion in Sports

                                   ii.  Heat Illness

                                   iii.  Sudden Cardiac Arrest

c.       Resources: www.nfhslearn.com

                                    i.  Certificate of Completion must be emailed to Athletic Director.

                                    ii.  Certification period is two years unless new classes are added.

Maintenance Personnel

1.       Lock Out/Tag Out per 29 CFR 1910.147

a.  Description: Training should ensure that the purpose and function of the energy control program are understood by employees and that the knowledge and skills required for the safe application, usage, and removal of the energy controls are acquired by employees. The training shall include recognition of applicable hazardous energy sources, the type and magnitude of the energy available in the workplace, and the methods and means necessary for energy isolation and control. When tag outs are used, employees must also be trained in the limitation of those tags.

b.  Required for: All custodial and maintenance personnel

c.  Frequency: When there is a change in job assignments, equipment, or processes that present a new hazard.

d.  Resources: Contact John Dougherty to schedule training.

https://www.in.gov/idem/ctap/files/small_bus_chap22.pdf

2.       Asbestos Training

a.  Description: Training provides awareness of where asbestos is in the school buildings and provide guidance when it is encountered to prevent exposure to the asbestos. Asbestos should never be touched without 8 hours of additional training.

b.  Required for: All custodial and maintenance personnel

c.  Frequency: Annually

d.  Resources: Contact John Dougherty to schedule training

3.       Genie Lifts

a.  Description: This training will instruct the attendees in the proper set up and use of a one man lift.

b.  Required for: All custodial and maintenance personnel

c.  Frequency: Annually

d.  Resources: Contact John Dougherty to schedule training

4.       Confined Space Training

a.  Description: The purpose of Wa-Nee Community Schools Confined Space Program is to ensure that the hazards of all confined spaces in the school system are evaluated and that information concerning physical and health hazards is transmitted to potentially exposed employees.  It is not only the intent of Wa-Nee Community Schools to fully comply with the OSHA Standard 1910.146, but also to improve the overall safety of our schools.  A successful Confined Space Program will reduce the potential for a serious injury or fatality.

b.  Required for: All custodial and maintenance personnel

c.  Frequency: Annually

d.  Resources: Contact John Dougherty to schedule training

5.       Proper Lifting Technique Training

a.  Description: This training will provide tips to perform lifting in the safest manner possible in order to prevent injury.

b.  Required for: All custodial and maintenance personnel

c.  Frequency: Annually

d.  Resources: Contact John Dougherty to schedule training

6.       Fire Extinguisher Training

a.  Description: The purpose of this training is to ensure proper use of a fire extinguisher if an emergency should arise. Also, to advise the staff if and how a fire should be fought and the elements that make up a fire.

b.  Required for: All custodial and maintenance personnel

c.  Frequency: Annually

d.  Resources: Contact John Dougherty to schedule training

7.       Slip/Fall Training

a.  Description: This training will increase worker awareness of slips, trips, and falls. 

b.  Required for: All custodial and maintenance personnel

c.  Frequency: Annually

d.  Resources: Contact John Dougherty to schedule training

8.       Hazardous Communication (Safety Data Sheets)

a.  Description: This training provides information on what is included on an SDS sheet and how to read it. It describes the different categories of the sheets to help with storage, handling, and exposure of the substance described on the document.  

b.  Required for: All custodial and maintenance personnel

c.  Frequency: Annually

d.  Resources: Contact John Dougherty to schedule training

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