§ 16-2-5.1. Professional development.
(a) The Rhode Island College in cooperation with the Rhode Island association of school committees shall develop a professional development educational program for Rhode Island school committees, that will include instruction in labor and labor relations, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, employee contract analysis, school finance, school law; duties and responsibilities of the committee, duties and responsibilities of the superintendent, ethics, the requirements of the open meetings law, student achievement, strategic planning, educational standards, student assessment, school accountability, data interpretation and analysis, collaboration building, advocacy, annual performance evaluation of the school superintendent and the local school committee, and any other topics as the Rhode Island association of school committees may deem to be necessary.
(b) In conformity with § 16-60-4(15), the board of regents for elementary and secondary education shall approve the professional development program and create a process for recognizing school committee members that successfully complete the program in part or in whole.
(P.L. 1994, ch. 309, § 1; P.L. 2003, ch. 317, § 1; P.L. 2003, ch. 343, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 127, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 476, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 335, § 1.)