Rogers Public Schools' strategic plan contains a theory of action that . . . . “a clearly defined curriculum and best instructional practices supported by targeted professional development will lead to the desired student achievement for all students in Rogers, Arkansas.”
RPS Required Professional Development:
60 hours of professional development is required for any certified employee with a 190-day contract or greater.
Beginning in July 2014, 36 hours of professional development is required by the ADE for license renewal.
The following professional development is required in 2020-2021 school year:
Arkansas History - 2 hours.
This will be provided during BUILDING PD days.
Schools will conduct annual policy review of:
Crisis & Safety Review
SMART Core Curriculum
Sexual Harassment Policy
Code of Ethics
One-half of the 36 hours required for licensure (18 hours) must be directly related to one of more of the following:
(1) the teacher's content area
(2) instructional strategies applicable to the teacher's content area
(3) the teacher's identified need
Administrators: Data Disaggregation, Instructional Leadership, Fiscal Management
Professional Development will be provided as needed:
Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
Teach students with Disabilities, including Autism
Test Security and Confidentiality Training
New Administrators must obtain Elevator Certification for TESS
New Administrator Training for TESS/LEADS
*For complete listing of professional development requirements see Required PD Chart.
2020-2021 PD Calendar
2020-2021 State Required PD
For ADE Rules and Regulations for Professional Development click here: