Step 1: Obtain Prior Approval Coursework.
Pursuant to article IX, Sect. 4 , Subd. 4 of the teachers' collective bargaining agreement: all college or professional development training credits in order to be considered for application on the salary schedule, must be approved by the Superintendent or his/her designee in writing prior to the taking of the course or professional development activity.
Complete one or both of the following forms depending on the course/activity you are pursuing. Please complete one form for each course/activity.
- Advanced Education Form (for College Credit Courses)
- Professional Development Form (for Non-College Credit Courses)
Submit form(s) electronically for approval. The form(s) will then be forwarded to the Superintendent's Designee for approval. A copy of the form(s) will be returned to you so you may proceed with registration. Retain a copy of all form(s) for your records. The original form(s) will be placed in your personnel file.
*Please note: Please note per Article IX, Section 4, Subd. 2 of the teachers' collective bargaining agreement, no more than six (6) video credits from an accredited university may apply towards a lane change. Video credits are often earned through independent study, book study and other types of courses without an in-person or synchronous teaching component. Six (6) video credits refers to quarter credits per Subd. 2A. One (1) semester credit is equal to one and on-half (1.5) quarter credits.
Step 2: Complete approved courses/activities and accumulate credits to apply toward lane advancements.
Step 3: Request a Salary Lane Advancement.
Requests must be submitted by August 31, December 15, or March 31. Please review Article IX, Section 4 of the Master Agreement for details on Salary Lane Advancement.
- Complete a Request for Salary Lane Advancement form by itemizing the courses/activities you have completed and the number of credits earned.
An official transcript is required for a lane change. Please contact your college or university and have them send it to the attention of:
Waconia Public Schools
Attention: Enid Schonewise
512 Industrial Blvd.
Waconia, MN 55387
For questions regarding Salary Lane Advancement, contact:
Director of Human Resources