Annual Training for Staff and Students

Last Updated: 7/16/2021 6:11 PM

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] - Required 2021-2022
    1. Review Back to School PowerPoint, watch the video 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] - Required 2021-2022
    1. Watch the video

    2.  Take the online quiz
  3. Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Training [CO] - Required for new hires.  All staff trained in 2022-2023
    * Required for all school administrators, certified staff members, office staff, instructional assistants, coaches and extracurricular sponsors in 2020-21 or within 90 days of hire and every other year thereafter.
    1. Watch the video
    2. Take the online quiz
  4. Review Code of Conduct: (updated version to be posted 7/14/21) “School Employee Duty to Report”, p. 33-35 - Required 2021-2022
    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.  - Required 2021-2022
  2. FERPA/Confidentiality Training [CO] - Required 2021-2022
    1. This may be done as a group in a faculty meeting, or independently by staff with network credentials.
  • PD Facilitator at each school should certify all staff assigned the building have completed this training and report completion to Linda Flynn.

7.  Bullying Prevention Training - Required 2021-2022

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 2021-2022 must receive a packet of information on suicide prevention.  Required  for all MS/HS staff 2022-2023

9.  Mental Health and Physical Restraint and Seclusion [CO] - Required 2021-2022

  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] - Required 2021-2022

  1. Review safety procedures for emergencies (including District and School Emergency Plans)
  2. Review evacuation routes (as posted in each classroom/room)
  3. Review assigned roles and responsibilities during emergencies

11.  Alcohol, Tobacco, other Drugs (ATOD) Training - Required 2021-2022  - Code of Conduct information.

12.  Gifted and Talented Training- Required 2021-2022 - ALL teachers are required to complete annual GT training - Gifted and Talented Identification in Kentucky.  KRS 157.200

13.  Seizure Disorder Training- Required for new staff 2021-2022 - All principals, guidance counselors and teachers to complete a 1-time, one-hour  training.  Submit documentation to the building facilitator.   Two possible resources include:  

14.  Active Shooter Training Video: - Required 2021-2022  This is a 1-hour training required for ALL staff (certified and classified) by November 1, 2021.  

15.  Medication Training:- Required 2021-2022  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