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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 20. State Board Of Education
Chapter 671. Regulations Governing the Operation of Private Schools for Students with Disabilities
12/6/2021

8VAC20-671-350. Staff development.

A. Within seven calendar days following staff's begin date, each staff member responsible for working with students shall receive orientation of the school's philosophy, goals and objectives; duties and responsibilities of their position; and the school's policy and procedures for behavior intervention.

B. Within 14 calendar days following staff's begin date and before an individual is alone supervising students, all staff shall receive emergency preparedness and response training that shall include: alerting emergency personnel and sounding alarms; implementing evacuation procedures with particular attention to students with special needs; using, maintaining, and operating emergency equipment; accessing emergency information for students including medical information; and utilizing community support services.

C. Within 14 calendar days following staff's begin date, staff shall receive professional development on confidentiality; the school's administrative decision-making plan; and policies and procedures, including prohibited actions, that are applicable to their positions, duties, and responsibilities.

D. Within 30 calendar days following staff's begin date, staff shall receive training on the school's policy and procedures, including standard precautions, child abuse and neglect, mandatory reporting, maintaining appropriate professional relationships and interactions among staff and students, and suicide prevention.

E. All staff shall receive annual professional development and refresher on the school's policies and procedures on standard precautions; emergency preparedness and response to include alerting emergency personnel and sounding alarms; implementing evacuation procedures with particular attention to students with special needs; using, maintaining, and operating emergency equipment; and accessing emergency information for students and staff including medical information and utilizing community supports.

F. All staff shall receive annual professional development and refresher on behavior supports, child abuse and neglect, mandatory reporting, maintaining appropriate professional relationships and interactions among staff and students, and suicide prevention.

G. Each staff who works directly with students shall annually receive 15 hours of professional development related to student progress and academic achievement that is applicable to the population served and to their job duties.

Statutory Authority

§§ 22.1-16 and 22.1-321 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 31, Issue 24, eff. August 26, 2015.

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