Professional Development

The primary goal of SVUSD staff development plan is to engage teachers, administrators and staff in developing, researching and disseminating effective models of instruction.  Effective professional development is essential to improving overall student outcomes.
Our professional development plan is driven by the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) and SPSAs (School Plans for Student Achievement.)


  • Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS)

  • Attendance

  • Truancy and Chronic Absenteeism

  • Safety

  • Classroom walk-throughs

  • Systematic procedural improvements in Special Education

  • Ongoing and increased use of data with an emphasis on Math

  • Benchmark Assessments

  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with a focus for all on Environmental Literacy