New PD Credit Bank/Lane Change

The Credit Bank is Here

 

The Human Resources team has exciting news! We’ve automated the lane change process so that you will be able to: 

  • View and keep track of all your credits - PSD professional development, university, and other outside credits - all in one location
  • Enter credits for immediate approval
  • Know instantly when you’re ready for a lane change
  • Apply for a lane change easily and quickly

 

Please see the following links which contain graphics showing the process in more detail.

How Do I Use the Credit Bank Video

How Do I Use the Credit Bank -  PDF

How Many Credits Do I Need to Change Lanes - Video

How Many Credits Do I Need to Change Lanes - PDF

Credits Calculator

 

The lane change application is now available in Employee Records.

How Do I Apply for a Lane Change - Video

How Do I Apply for a Lane Change - PDF

 

Lane Changes for 2020-2021 school year

  • Add all external/university classes and official transcripts as External Credit Requests to your credit bank before applying for a lane change. 
  • You may apply for a lane change for classes completed by August 31, 2020, starting November 10, 2020; the salary adjustment will be effective January 1, 2021.
  • The deadline to apply for a lane change for the 2020-2021 school year is May 10, 2021.
  • Lane changes for classes completed after August 31, 2020, will be accepted after the negotiated salary schedule for 2021-2022 has been approved and will be processed and effective per the Employee Agreement in effect at that time. 

For questions about the redesigned salary schedule and 2020-21 lane change rules, please see the New Licensed Salary Schedule page. 

 

To be eligible for lane change credit, university courses must be:

1. Graduate level courses taken through a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of C- or better that are:

  • in the subject area in which the licensed employee is currently or has been assigned, or related to the staff member's current or past assignment, or in a general education or interdisciplinary area; and
  • taken after the receipt of the initial educator license; and
  • taken after the conferral of the highest degree awarded.

Or

2. Undergraduate courses, with prior approval, taken through a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of C- or better that are:

  • related to the staff member's current or past assignment, or Spanish courses, or technology courses.

To be eligible for SSP lane change credit, the course/conference must be taken or attended during PSD employment and:

  • sanctioned/endorsed by the SSP's state or national professional organization or 
  • taken/attended by director's request

SSP's include: Audiologist, Counselors, Mental Health Specialists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, School Psychologists, School Social Workers, Speech/Language Clinicians, and Vision Mobility Specialists.

 

Please direct all lane change-related questions to lanechange@psdschools.org.