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  • Mandatory PD

    Chapter 37 (Discipline, Law, and Order) - Section 37.0181 Texas Education Code

    Audience: Principals and Assistant Principals

    Instructions:  This mandatory professional development is a video-based training with an additional resource file attached.  The video runtime is listed next to each video. After viewing each of the nine videos and reviewing the additional resource file, download, complete and send the Chapter 37 Affidavits to the Professional Development Department.  Email: | Fax: (915)435-9621

    Affidavit:  Ch. 37 Affidavit

    Videos: Courtesy of ESC Region 10

    Video #1: Student Code of Conduct  (15:09)

    Video #2: Removal by Teacher  (15:06)

    Video #3: Removal for Certain Conduct   (18:13)

    Video #4: Expulsion for Serious Offenses  (19:05)

    Video #5: Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP)  (23:40)

    Video #6: Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program  (5:56)

    Video #7: Reports to Local Law Enforcement Liability  (3:40)

    Video #8: Emergency Placement or Expulsions  (6:42)

    Video #9: A Tool for Administrators (Appendix E)  (22:26)

    Resource Files:  Texas Legistrative Changes to Chapter 37

    Chapter 38 (Reporting Suspected Abuse or Neglect of a Child) - A Guide for Professionals

    Audience: Principals, Assistant Principals, and Teachers

    Instructions:  This mandatory professional development is partly text-based and video-based.  To begin the course, navigate to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services website using the link below.  Once on the website, read the instructions and click the "Next" button in the bottom right corner. Do not skip steps or their system will not advance you. Complete the "Review" section and print out your certificate. Your certificate must be received in the Professional Development Offices to be granted your PD hours and to satisfy the mandatory PD requirement. Email: | Fax: (915)435-9621

    Website:  Reporting Suspected Abuse or Neglect of a Child

    Resource File:  Child Abuse and Neglect of a Child Resources

    FEMA IS-100.Sca - Introduction to the Incident Command System for Schools

    Audience: Principals, Assistant Principals, and the DCMRT

    Instructions:  This mandatory professional development is partly text-based and video-based.  To begin the course, navigate to the FEMA Emergency Managment Institute website using the link below.  You will land on the IS-100. Sca course website.  IMPORTANT - Before you attempt to begin the course, you must apply for a FEMA Student Identification (SID) Number. Follow the instructions located on the top of the website to obtain your SID number.  Once you have your SID number, you may click on the "Interactive Web Based Course" link, located on the middle-right side of the website.  To obtain your certificate, you must answer all questions and complete the course.  A PDF certificate will be issued to at the end of the course.  Please send the file to the Professional Development Department to satisfy your PD requirement.  Email: | Fax: (915)435-9621

    Website:  FEMA IS-100.Sca ICS Course

    Suspicious and Unauthorized Deliveries (2017 Texas School Safety and Security Audit Requirement)

    Audience:  Administrators and Front Office Paraprofessionals (Those designated to receive deliveries)

    Instructions: This short presentation coincides with the newly established delivery log developed as a result of the 2017 audit. Please review the presentation (PDF) in full. Once your review is complete, please download, print and send the affidavit to the Professional Development Office.
    Email: | Fax: (915)435-9621

    Presentation PDF: Suspicious and Unauthorized Deliveries

    Affidavit: Affidavits Suspicious and Unauthorized Deliveries

    If you have any questions concerning these trainings or whether you should participate, please contact the Offices of Professional Development at 434-0560 or

  • Ron

    Ronald Livermore, PhD

    Professional Development
    Office of Emergency Operations and Preparedness
    Office:  915-434-0556
    Fax:  915-435-9621

    Rosie Salaiz

    Office Secretary
    Office:  915-434-0560

    Fax:  915-435-9621

    Ethel Betancourt
    PDC Clerk IV
    Office:  915-434-0555
    Fax:  915-435-9621