Annual Training for Staff and Students

School staff are required to complete training on various topics on an annual basis.  This page includes information about and a listing of those required training pieces for both school based staff as well as central office staff.

Training Required for School-based Staff.  Training topics marked with [CO] are required of ALL central office staff.


1.      School Technology Training [CO]

a.        Review Back to School PowerPoint and document training via staff meeting signature page.  Training includes:  Records retention, Data Security, and general tech information and procedures

b.      Read Acceptable Use Policy

c.       Submit signed Staff User Agreement to the STC

d.      Staff AUP Signature Page

2.      Bloodborne Pathogen Training [CO]

a.       Watch the video on vBrick

b.       Take the online quiz

3.      Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Training [CO]
* Required for all school administrators, certified staff members, office staff, instructional assistants, coaches and extracurricular sponsors in 2018-19 or within 90 days of hire.

a.       Watch the video

b.       Review the PowerPoint

c.       Take the online quiz

4.      Review Code of Conduct: “School Employee Duty to Report”, p. 33-35

a.        Review relevant PCS Policies

                                                  i.       09.227 – Report Child Abuse

                                                ii.       03.23253 – Report Domestic/Dating Violence

                                              iii.       09.2211 – Report Criminal Activity, including Human Trafficking

5.      Professional Boundary Training – required for all middle school and high school staff annually.  Contact Lori Price for information.

6.      FERPA/Confidentiality Training [CO]

a.       Option 1:  This may be done as a group in a faculty meeting, or independently by staff with network credentials.

                                                  i.       Review the PowerPoint

                                                ii.       Review relevant PCS Policies

1.       09.14 – FERPA Student Records

2.       09.14AP.1 – FERPA Definitions

3.       09.14.AP.11 – FERPA Rules and Procedures

4.       09.14.AP.111 – FERPA Notification

                                              iii.      Take the online quiz (if reviewed individually)  --OR-- Document attendance with an agenda and sign-in sheet (if reviewed as group)

b.      Option 2:  If staff completes the training independently but does not have network credentials, then he/she must take an online course.

                                                  i.      Complete the course, “FERPA 101” (Local Education Agency)

                                                ii.      Send the certificate to Linda Flynn at Central Office.

7.      Bullying Prevention Training

a.        Complete the course, “Positive Behavior in Schools III: Bullying Prevention”or other as approved by administrator.

b.      Send certificate to the Building PD Facilitator.

8.      Suicide Prevention Training:  Required 1 hour in-person training for all high school and middle school principals, guidance counselors and teachers in 2018-2019.  New hires in 2019-2020 must receive a packet of information on suicide prevention.

a.      Send certificate to the Building PD Facilitator.

9.      Physical Restraint and Seclusion [CO]

a.       Recommended:  watch four videos or other as approved by administrator.

b.      Review relevant PCS guidelines, policies, and procedures

                                                  i.      PCS Guidelines and Best Practices

                                                ii.      09.2212 – Physical Restraint and Seclusion

                                              iii.      09.2212AP21 – Reporting Form

c.       Submit training verification form to the Building PD Facilitator.

10.  Emergency Management Plan Training [CO]

a.       Review safety procedures for emergencies

b.      Review evacuation routes

c.       Review assigned roles and responsibilities during emergencies

11.  Alcohol, Tobacco, other Drugs (ATOD) Training  - Code of Conduct information.



1.       Sign Electronic User Agreement

a.       Students sign Acceptable Use Agreement (front of Code of Conduct)

b.       Submit completed forms to STC.  Do this at start of year, and for all new students.

2.       Bullying/Harassment

a.       Show Pulaski County Schools Safety Video or other as approved by administrator.

                                                               i.      Elementary Video

                                                             ii.      Secondary Video

b.       Document in lesson plans

3.       Cyberbullying, Social Networking Sites, Cell Phone use

a.       Use online resources, such as

b.       Document in lesson plans.  Must include:

                                                               i.      Cyberbullying

                                                             ii.      Social Networking

                                                           iii.      Chatrooms

4.       Suicide Prevention Training for Students

a.       Show Suicide Prevention Videos on VBrick

b.       Document in lesson plans

5.       Code of Conduct

a.       Review prohibited behavior, including alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD)

b.       Student Duty to Report.

c.       Review other content, as directed by administrator.

6.       Emergency Management Drills



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