The school calendar includes a minimum of three faculty in-service days and one faculty/staff retreat day in excess of the 200 days for student instruction. PurposeThe faculty in-service days and faculty/staff retreat days may be used to contribute to professional development. In-service days sponsored by the Department of Catholic Schools, outside agencies, or by the local schools are related to curriculum, instruction, and catechetical formation.Faculty/staff retreat days are designated to allow the school staff to explore their faith in greater depth and spiritually renew themselves for their work in the school.ConditionsFaculty in-service days shall fulfill the following conditions:
All full-time faculty members attend; all students are absent.
The schedule of the in-service program corresponds with the length of a full day of instruction.
In-service days are recorded in the student attendance register as "Professional In-Service."
Proof of attendance is included in the faculty personnel files.
Faculty/staff retreat days shall fulfill the following condition:
They may take place prior to the beginning of the school year and/or in the spring months (i.e., Lenten retreat).