4-105 - Continuing Education CEUs

Policy 4-105

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEU'S)

The Newtown Board of Education will provide to its certified employees, at no cost, eighteen (18) hours of professional development activities annually for CEU's.  In addition, the Newtown Board of Education will award CEU equivalence for proposals from Newtown teachers that meet State and local requirements.

A professional development activity of quality is one designed to maintain, enrich, or improve the skills, knowledge, and abilities needed by an educator to meet a professional responsibility or interest, or to address a district or building goal. In general, only those programs that are rigorous enough and long enough to be a significant educational experience and impart information on developed skills and abilities that are applicable to the professional field are appropriate for CEU's. The overriding consideration in determining whether a specific program qualifies for CEU's is that it contributes directly to the professional competence of an individual and moves a district, school, department, or program closer to the achievement of a stated goal or objective.

Reference: CGS 10-145(L), 10-220

Adopted 5/9/89
Amended 10/10/95