Statewide Council for the Coordination of Regional Training Programs


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Overview

Created by NRS 391.516, the Statewide Council for the Coordination of the Regional Training Programs is a nine member public body consisting of the following:  the Superintendent of Public Instruction (or his or her designee), one member appointed by the Governor, a Majority Leader of the Senate appointee who is not a Legislator, a Speaker of the Assembly appointee who is not a Legislator, a teacher appointed by the Governor from a list of nominees submitted by the Nevada State Education Association, a public school-based administrator appointed by the Governor from a list of nominees submitted by the Nevada Association of School Administrators, and three members (each of whom is a superintendent of schools, or his or her designee) appointed by the governing body of each regional training program to represent the school districts served by the program.  The roles/responsibilities of the Council (as outlined in NRS 391.520) are as follows: 

  •  Adopt uniform standards for use by the governing body of each regional training program in the review and approval by the governing body of the training to be provided by the regional training program pursuant to NRS 391.540 and 391.544. The standards must ensure that the training provided by the regional training programs includes activities set forth in 20 U.S.C. § 7801(34), as appropriate for the type of training offered, is of high quality and is effective in addressing the training programs specified in subsection 1 of NRS 391.544.
  • In cooperation with the Office of Parental Involvement and Family Engagement created by NRS 385.630, establish a statewide program for teachers and administrators concerning effective parental involvement and family engagement which includes:
    • Training for teachers on how to engage parents and families, including, without limitation, disengaged families, in the education of their children and to build the capacity of parents and families to support the learning and academic achievement of their children.  
    • Training for teachers and paraprofessionals on working with parent liaisons in public schools to carry out strategies and practices for effective parental involvement and family engagement.
     
  • Coordinate the dissemination of information to school districts, administrators and teachers concerning the training, programs and services provided by the regional training programs.
  • Disseminate information to the regional training programs concerning innovative and effective methods to provide professional development.
  • Conduct long-range planning concerning the professional development needs of teachers and administrators employed in this state.
  • Adopt uniform procedures and criteria for use by the governing body of each regional training program to report the evaluation conducted pursuant to NRS 391.552.
  • Review and recommend any necessary revisions to the 5-year plan prepared by the governing body of each regional training program pursuant to NRS 391.540.
  • Review and recommend any necessary revisions to the annual report prepared by the governing body of each regional training program pursuant to NRS 391.552.
  • Ensure that the governing body of each regional training program considers the plans to improve the achievement of pupils prepared pursuant to NRS 385.357 for the public schools within the primary jurisdiction of the regional training program and the plan to improve the achievement of pupils prepared by the State Board pursuant to NRS 385.3593 and is guided by those plans in the provision of professional development for teachers and administrators.
  • Coordinate with the Office of Parental Involvement and Family Engagement in carrying out the duties of the Office.

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