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2012-13 Inservice Institute Committee Meeting Dates
October 2, 2012
November 20, 2012
January 8, 2013
February 5, 2013
March 19, 2013
April 30, 2013
May 28, 2013
June - Date TBD
All meetings will be held at the Phipps Administration Building in the Office of Instruction
and commence promptly at 3:45 p.m. unless otherwise instructed.

The Inservice Institute is a committee comprised of 13 members, representing different categories of employees. Six teachers, three administrators, two Superintendent's Designees, one substitute teacher, one office-staff employee. and one secretary, meet monthly to discuss issues concerning inservice education. It is the goal of this committee to provide excellent inservice opportunities for the staff, as well as to recommend to Personnel the approval of inservice education completed elsewhere.

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Call for Course Proposals:

The Inservice Institute meets to review courses to be offered during the school year. If you are interested in offering a course, or have an idea for one, contact the Institute or propose a course in MyLearningPlan. Courses can be offered a creative schedule after school, on Saturdays, or over the summer.

Courses DO NOT require approval of the Inservice Institute if offered by:

  • The Inservice Institute, Technology Academy, or Great Neck Teacher Center.
  • College and University graduate courses. (Transcripts must be submitted directly to the Human Resources Dept.)

The following opportunities REQUIRE approval by the Inservice Institute. It is strongly recommended that approval be obtained prior to registering for these activities:

  • Curriculum Research Projects developed in consultation with the Inservice Institute and approved by the appropriate Assistant Superintendent.
  • Publication of scholarly books related to education. The book must be submitted after publication.
  • Travel (3 consecutive weeks/21 days) that is deemed to have educational value or benefit to the faculty member.
  • Courses offered by institutions and agencies not on the above list.
  • College and University undergraduate courses.
  • Courses offered by the Great Neck Adult Program.

To ensure that proper inservice credit is granted, please submit the appropriate form and supporting documentation immediately upon course completion.

Faculty members are reminded that:

  • Not more than four Inservice credits may be earned during each Inservice semester: fall and spring. During the summer semester, teachers are allowed to earn as many credits as they want, not to exceed the 12 credits per year limit and a lifetime total of 34.
  • Credit will be granted only once for each Inservice course bearing the same title and/or content.
  • There are prescribed limits to the number of Inservice credits that can be earned within each salary class for salary advancement purposes. For these limitations, faculty members should consult the current G.N.T.A. Contract.

The Inservice semesters are as follows:

1st Day of School - January 31st
February 1st - Close of School
1st Day of Summer Vacation - Day Teachers Report To School

All GNPS course participants will be expected to be punctual and complete the required number of course hours as stated in the contract on page 55, Article 26 B 1:

Two Credit Class
30 Hours of Class Time
One Credit Class
15 Hours of Class Time (most are listed as 16 hours)
One-Half Credit Class
7 Hours of Class Time (most are listed as 8 hours)
One-Quarter Credit Class
4 Hours of Class Time

If a person does not attend all class sessions, inservice credit will not be granted. However, the hours completed will be maintained in MyLearningPlan under "Your Profile" and, if applicable, may be used towards the required New York State Professional Development hours.

Requests for salary class transfers must be submitted by October 1 or February 1. Except in the event ofadministrative error, salary changes will begin with the current semester.

A member of the Inservice Institute Advisory Committee may not conduct an Inservice Course during the term of his/her service on the Committee.

If a course is oversubscribed, course participants will be selected by lottery.

Additional information about the Great Neck Inservice program may be obtained by calling Joanne Fitzpatrick at the Phipps Administration Building, x4014.

*Office Staff and Paraprofessionals should consult their associations for guidelines.

   The Committee seeks input from all members of the faculty and staff.
Additional information about the Great Neck Inservice Institute may be obtained
by calling our office at the Phipps Administration Building, Ext. 4014, or

Send e-mail to Joanne Fitzpatrick at the Inservice Institute