Lloydminister Public School Division

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5017 - 46 Street
Lloydminster, Alberta T9V 1R4

Administrative Procedures

Administrative Procedure 414

Teacher Accreditation

Background

Subject to Regulation 30, and Administrative Procedure 360, this procedure, and all applicable Lloydminster Public School Division and school guidelines relating to student evaluation, the Lloydminster Public School Division encourages and supports the granting of accredited status to suitably qualified teachers in Lloydminster Public School Division high schools.

Procedures

  1. Successful teaching experience at any grade level or in any subject area, either with the Lloydminster Public School Division or with another jurisdiction, will be considered acceptable for the purpose of meeting the two years of successful teaching experience requirement for accreditation.
  2. High school Principals shall consult with the Superintendent of Education prior to a teacher's initial assignment to teach a course for which accredited status is applicable. If satisfied that the teacher meets the conditions required for accredited status, the Superintendent of Education may recommend to the Director of Education that the teacher be granted accreditation status.
  3. The Director of Education, or designate, shall be responsible for approving all applications for accreditation.
  4. Subject to renewal requirements, the accredited status of a teacher shall be continuous, unless revoked by the Director of Education, or designate.
  5. The attendance at a Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Accreditation Renewal Seminar within a two (2) year period prior to date for accreditation renewal shall fulfill the requirements for accreditation renewal.
  6. Teachers who, after initial accreditation or their most recent renewal, have been engaged in professional exchange activities related to student evaluation, or who have taken university courses where student evaluation has been a major focus, may request that their required attendance at a renewal seminar be waived.
  7. Any alternative proposal for accreditation renewal shall be made to the Superintendent of Education at least one (1) year before the date for accreditation renewal.
  8. Provision for students to write accredited teacher prepared and marked supplemental exams shall be included in school level guidelines dealing with student evaluation procedures.
  9. With approval, teachers attending accreditation seminars shall be eligible for expense reimbursement. Reimbursement shall include the costs of registration, travel, accommodation, and meals consistent with practices established for conference and workshop attendance.
    1. Reimbursement of the costs of accreditation seminar attendance shall be charged to an appropriate Lloydminster Public School Division professional development account.

Reference
Section 85, 87, 175, 231 Education Act, 1995
Regulation 30

Revised
June 2009
August 2023