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Classified Professional Improvement

The mission of classified professional improvement is to encourage, guide and reward the professional development of staff members.

Courses Offered

Maximum funds that will be paid for a single class is $300.  If the cost of the class is more, you will need to pay for the class with a credit card, and you will be reimbursed for $300 out of classified professional development funds.

>   These classes usually run for 6 weeks, 2 sessions per week; an assessment test is given at the end of the course.  After completion of the test, you will be given the option of printing a certificate verifying your completion of the class.  If you are interested in these classes, call me, and I will explain the process of registration.

>  Expand Learning offers one-day classes (a few are 2-day) that you attend at their facility.   Complete the CPIC registration form attached, send to me, and I will register you.  An email confirmation will be sent to you upon your registration.(Formerly ExecuTrain of Utah)

> Classes in customer service, grammar, problem-solving, etc., can be found at   OR   Indicate in the box your zip code, and classes that are available in the Salt Lake City Area will be provided.  Complete the Classified Professional Improvement form attached, send it to Classified Professional Development at the district, and you will be registered for the course.  An email confirmation will be sent to you upon completion of your registration.  Usually with two to three days.  Note:  Computer classes offered here are not hands-on classes--only presentation.

>   Computer classes offered at Salt Lake Community College. If you want to register for these, you will need to pay for the class with a credit card and submit your receipt/confirmation for reimbursement.

How to Apply
Applying for classes is a simple task.  Simply fill out the Classified Professional Improvement form ( 2017-18 CPDD Approval Form).  If the class is held during the contract day, you will need to also check the box requesting a Classified Professional Development Day. You must sign the form. Your supervisor must also sign as approval of the course.   Return it to Lucy Bateman,  Staff Development at the District Office.

Participants must attend ALL class sessions and complete the assignments to receive a certificate for the class.

Funding for Classes
Employees who desire to take classes approved by CPIC may fund them in the following ways:

  • Employee pays for class by personal check or money order.
  • Employee may request the use of staff development funds from their department, director, or principal. All departments and schools have a staff development fund. Payment is made by check or journal entry.
  • Employee completes a Classified Staff Development Registration form (2017-18 CPDD Approval Form)  and submits the form with any additional class information (brochure, etc.,) showing the details and cost of the class.

Professional Development Days

Occasionally, classified employees may take a class or course during the contract workday.  You may request a professional development day through your designated administrative representative.  Your supervisor must approve the request. A form is available for  Classified Professional Development Inservice Day Curriculum and Staff Development department at the district office.

For any questions, please contact Lucy Bateman in Curriculum and Staff Development at 567-8334 or