Professional Development Five Year Plan
Moving into the Same Five Year PD Cycle by September 1, 2010
Teachers on Leave
A teacher on leave for less than one year has the option to stop the professional development clock or to accrue professional development hours if the teacher has a written and approved PDP for the school year.
A teacher on leave, during any given school year, who has opted to stop the professional development clock, and whose leave is:
• 3 to 5 months, will deduct 10 professional development hours from the 100 hour requirement.
• 6 to 10 months the teacher will deduct 20 professional development hours during from the 100 hour requirement. i.e...
• In a five year cycle, a teacher is on a 4 month leave of absence from a district, at the end of the 5 year cycle the teacher will be responsible for 90 professional development hours, (100 hours – 10 hours = 90 hours required) or;
• In a five year cycle, a teacher is on a 7 month leave of absence from a district, at the end of the 5 year cycle the teacher will be responsible for 80 professional development hours (100 hours – 20 hours = 80 total required hours).
Information above provided by:
NJDOE 5 Yr Cycle Memo (dated 8.18.10)