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Professional Development

Professional Learning Statutes and Rules

Below are links to several statutes and State Board of Education rules relevant to professional development systems and programs.

Florida Statutes

The authorizing statute for the School Community Professional Development Act, section 1012.98, Florida Statutes (F.S.), outlines the expectations for a coordinated, statewide system of professional development.

State Board of Education Rule

The implementing rule for school district professional learning systems, Rule 6A-5.069, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), establishes standards for high-quality professional learning; outlines the requirements for school district professional learning systems; provides a common system template for school district use; establishes a submission process; and sets forth system approval criteria. The implementing rule for professional learning catalogs (formerly, master inservice plans), Rule 6A-5.071, F.A.C., outlines the requirements for catalog components; sets submission, amendment and review criteria; provides specifications for awarding inservice points; and prescribes record maintenance and data reporting requirements.

Other Statutes and Rules Related to Professional Learning

Frameworks for Effective Instruction and Leadership

Programs for Instructional Personnel

Programs for School Leaders