Change in Policy for MHS Weight Room – The Meridian High School weight room is provided by the District for the education and instruction of District students.  Based on guidance from the Washington Risk Management Pool (the District’s insurance provider) the weight room will henceforth be available only to Meridian School District employees and current students.   Members of the public and former students who wish to use District facilities must submit a facility use application to rent the facilities when not in use by students.  However, facility rental of the weight room will not be allowed due the high risk nature of the equipment and potential liability risk to the District.

Professional Development Framework

Meridian School District Professional Development

Meridian Teacher - Leader Intiative

Link to an article on the program


Professional Development Framework

Meridian School District 2015-2016

PDF attachment at bottom of webpage


  • Each student will succeed through quality, inspirational and innovative education.


    MSD Strategic Plan Strategy #5: 


        Enhance Professional Development for Staff- Goals:


  • Increase support/training for effective implementation of Teacher Principal Evaluation Program (TPEP)
  • Increase support/training for effective implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Smart Balance Assessments (SBAC)
  • Create dedicated time for professional development
  • Increase cross-curricular and grade-level collaboration opportunities
  • Increase support/training utilizing new and existing technologies for instruction
  • Increase support/training during new curriculum adoptions
  • Provide training opportunities for substitutes


Professional Development Dates                 









Center for Educational Leadership (UW)/ District Admin

5 Days with CEL + district time on ½ days and staff meetings

Framework PD



District and Building admin/ outside facilitator

IRE- Summer Institute  8/25 & 8/26

Embedded in Leadership

Exploring Shifts and the standards: Pacing Guides and Frameworks



Teacher- Leader






UW instructors and Bldg. & District Leadership



9 days in August/ Multiple days w/ ELT and UW


Literacy Leadership



Bldg. & District Admin


CCSS and Content specific

Science Leadership


Bldg. & District Admin


Lesson Study/Alignment

Math Leadership


Bldg. & District Admin


CCSS and Content Specific

LID Days


Bldg. Admin

Oct. 9 & Nov. 6

TPEP, Student Growth, Assessment and Data

District ½ Days


Building principals

½ Day schedule has been aligned this year

Cycle of Inquiry, Lesson studies, book studies, TPEP, CCSS, Content PD

Data and Assessment


Bldg. and District Admin/ Vendors



GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Design


District Trainers


Sheltered Instruction for ELL in Classrooms

Professional Learning Communities (PLC)

District Team

Solution Tree

2/3/16- 2/5/16

(Tentative) Collaborative Teams




MEA contracted professional development

1.Section 10-C “Job Embedded Professional Development”

$10,000 (2.5 hours per FTE)


IRE             5203-31-2800-105-0000    

MMS          5203-31-2800-202-0000    

MHS           5203-31-2800-401-0000    

MP3            5203-31-2800-505-0000


  • District form and products held by the principal, and time sheets to DO by 12/18/2015 

    2. Section 10-A “Professional Development” Grants: $9500 ($1,000 cap per certificated staff)


    3. Clock hours for certificated staff (up to 30 paid for)



    MCEA/PSE contracted professional development


    1. $3000 for each contract for each unit


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    Required Professional Developments (Grant or state funded)


    Title IA:  Disadvantaged Youth

    Title III/TBIP: GLAD


    TPEP $7,000 in state funding





    Monthly Educational Leadership Team Professional Development ½ days (ELT)

    Monthly Professional Learning Communities and book study (PLC)

    Bi Monthly ELT with Teacher Leaders

    Part of all leadership and district teams with teachers and staff