(per RCS Professional Handbook)
In-service education is a program of planned activities designed to increase the competencies needed by all personnel in the performance of their responsibilities. Competencies are defined as the knowledge, skills and attitudes, which enable personnel to perform their tasks with maximum effectiveness. In-service credit shall not be given for performing duties which are required as part of regular teaching assignments. In-service hours may not be used as Professional Development hours, nor can they be chosen for Professional Development points. Differentiated pay hours cannot count as Professional Development hours. All professional employees are required to complete a total of thirty (30) hours of in-service training each year.