School PD Requirements in Pennsylvania

According to ARTICLE XIII-B, school entities shall provide their employees with mandatory training on school safety and security. 

Training may be provided online. Employees shall complete a minimum of three hours of training every five years. This training includes:

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A school entity must provide professional development related to child exploitation awareness to those educators assigned to teach courses into which child exploitation awareness education has been incorporated. 

According to the Pennsylvania Equity and Inclusion Toolkit, cultural competency training and development is critical to ensuring staff are equipped with knowledge and skills on relevant topics specific to equity, diversity, and fostering a supportive school culture. 

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School PD Requirements

How do I contact the PA Department of Education?

Contact the Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126

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Disclaimer: Please ensure the information and courses meet requirements for your school and circumstances and align with what your state Department of Education requires. The new continuing education information and school PD requirements in Pennsylvania listed on this page are current as of December 13th, 2023 to meet the best information available. State professional development  requirements and may change and it is your responsibility as a school administrator to know your state staff development requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional and staff development hours. Professional Learning Board can not guarantee acceptance by your school, district, state Department of Education or local authority.

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