TITLE 17. EDUCATION
CHAPTER 29. LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL EMPLOYEES PROFESSIONAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
PART II. PROFESSIONAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
SUBPART B. PROFESSIONAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
17:3624 Program evaluation
A. Periodically, but not less than once each year, each participant shall submit a written report with proper documentation of the activities completed, as of that time. The local committee shall review the report, fix the number of PIPS actually earned for the completed activities, and recommend any necessary modification of the plan.
B. (1) At the completion of each five-year plan, the local committee shall review the activities completed and notify the teacher and the state committee in writing that:
(a) The five-year program has been successfully completed by the teacher; or
(b) The five-year program has not been successfully completed, with reasons for such decision; or
(c) Upon application of the participant, a one-year extension for completion has been granted because of extenuating circumstances.
(2) Beginning with the approval of plans for participation in the program year beginning July 1, 1985 and notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary, any teacher who obtains fifteen hours of college credit in his field, or its equivalent, and seventy-five clock hours of in-service education in a five-year period shall be considered as having obtained the reasonable quota of self-improvement required by this Chapter.
Amended by Acts 1983, No. 99, Sec. 1, eff. June 24, 1983.
C. Any teacher whose employment required a teaching certificate at the time he submitted his professional improvement plan in writing to his local committee, received approval by the local committee as required in R.S. 17:3623, and then successfully completed his program before the State Professional Improvement Committee declared such program ineligible, shall be eligible to receive those benefits provided in R.S. 17:3621.
Added by Acts 1980, No. 207, Sec. 1, eff. July 1, 1981. Amended by Acts 1983, No. 99, Sec. 1, eff. June 24, 1983; Acts 1988, No. 766, Sec. 1.