Annual Training for Staff and Students

School staff are required to complete training on various topics on an annual basis.  This page includes information about and a listing of those required training pieces for both school based staff as well as central office staff.   These annual trainings should be part of the first G-Day or opening day and not for PD credit.

Training Required for School-based Staff.  Training topics marked with [CO] are required of ALL central office staff. 

  1. School Technology Training [CO]
    1. Review Back to School PowerPoint and document training via staff meeting signature page.  Training includes required information from KDE:  Records retention and Data Security.  The training also includes general tech information and procedures for Pulaski County Schools.
    2. Read Acceptable Use Policy
    3. Submit signed Staff User Agreement to the STC
    4. Staff AUP Signature Page
  2. Bloodborne Pathogen Training [CO]
    1. Watch the video

    2.  Take the online quiz
  3. Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Training [CO] 
    * Required for all school administrators, certified staff members, office staff, instructional assistants, coaches and extracurricular sponsors in 2018-19 or within 90 days of hire and every other year thereafter.
    1. Watch the video
    2. Review the PowerPoint
    3. Take the online quiz
  4. Review Code of Conduct: “School Employee Duty to Report”, p. 33-35
    1. Review relevant PCS Policies
  • 09.227 – Report Child Abuse
  • 03.23253 – Report Domestic/Dating Violence
  • 09.2211 – Report Criminal Activity, including Human Trafficking
  1. Professional Boundary Training – required for all middle school and high school staff annually.  Contact Lori Price for information.
  2. FERPA/Confidentiality Training [CO]
    1. Option 1:  This may be done as a group in a faculty meeting, or independently by staff with network credentials.
  1. Option 2:  If staff completes the training independently but does not have network credentials, then he/she must take an online course.
  • Complete the course, “FERPA 101” (Local Education Agency)
  • Send the certificate to Linda Flynn at Central Office.

7.  Bullying Prevention Training

8.  Suicide Prevention Training:  Required 1 hour in-person training for all high school and middle school principals, guidance counselors and teachers in 2018-2019 and every other year thereafter.  New hires in 2019-2020 must receive a packet of information on suicide prevention.

9.  Mental Health and Physical Restraint and Seclusion [CO]

  1. Recommended:  watch four videos focused on mental health or other as approved by administrator.
  2. Review relevant PCS guidelines, policies, and procedures
  1. Submit training verification form to the Building PD Facilitator.

10.  Emergency Management Plan Training [CO]

  1. Review safety procedures for emergencies
  2. Review evacuation routes
  3. Review assigned roles and responsibilities during emergencies

11.  Alcohol, Tobacco, other Drugs (ATOD) Training  - Code of Conduct information.

12.  Gifted and Talented Training - ALL teachers are required to complete annual GT training - Gifted and Talented Identification in Kentucky.  KRS 157.200

13.  Seizure Disorder Training - All principals, guidance counselors and teachers to complete one-hour of training.  Submit documentation to the building facilitator.   Two possible resources include:  

14.  Active Shooter Training:  This is a 1-hour training required by November 1, 2019.  Contact Wanda Absher for information.

15.  Medication Training:  See the medication administration training page for materials.




  1. Sign Electronic User Agreement
    1. Students sign Acceptable Use Agreement (front of Code of Conduct)
    2. Submit completed forms to STC.  Do this at start of year, and for all new students.
  2. Bullying/Harassment
    1. May show Pulaski County Schools Safety Video or other as approved by administrator.
      1. Elementary Video
      2. Secondary Video
    2. Document in lesson plans
  3. Cyberbullying, Social Networking Sites, Cell Phone use
    1. Use online resources, such as
    2. Document in lesson plans.  Must include:
      1. Cyberbullying
      2. Social Networking
      3. Chatrooms
  4. Suicide Prevention Training for Middle School and High School Students
    1. Show A Cry for Help - Suicide Prevention Videos
    2. Document in lesson plans
  5. Code of Conduct
    1. Review prohibited behavior, including alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD)
    2. Student Duty to Report.
    3. Review other content, as directed by administrator.
  6. Emergency Management Drills