Staff Development Corner

Interested in additional professional development opportunities and extended education? 



Professional Development (PD)

PD is provided through the Educational Services Department. To find out about upcoming PD in our schools, visit their department webpage here.


Food Handling & Safety Training

More information is coming soon! In the meantime, visit our Food Service Department website here.


Bus Driver Training

Interested in becoming a school bus driver? We have training opportunities for you and can assist you through this process. For training dates and for contact information, visit the transportation department website here.

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Employee Trainings

The Mariposa County Unified School District and County Office of Education support and encourage the continuing education and professional development skills of all employees in the Mariposa County Unified School District. Annual trainings and new staff trainings assist greatly in the education and well-being of staff, students and campus life.


Extended Education Opportunities

Staff who are looking for options to increase their skills can find resources locally and online. These courses may cost the employee money and are not the only way and may not be the least expensive way to gain these skills. This is merely a way to share helpful information for those who may be interested and the employee is responsible for finding the best opportunity for them.

Please contact Human Resources with any questions regarding the earning of units and any changes to salary schedule placement.



NEW! Concordia University Irvine Masters Programs

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program Available at Merced County Office of Education STARTS APRIL 2018

NEW! Cal State University Dominguez Hills offers School Health and Wellness Education Program Online

National University Offers 15% Scholarship

Harvard Graduate School Program

Merced College ServSafe Classes:

Food Safety Manager

Merced College ServSafe Classes:

Workshop, Exam & ServSafe Certification

Merced College Customer Service Academy

Merced College Business Resource Center

Merced College Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Merced College Smog Update Class B.A.R.


Additional opportunities arise regularly - more information is available at the Human Resources Department.

Overview of Requirements

All MCUSD employees (including substitute employees and coaches) are required to take various trainings annually. Most training modules are available online. If you have any questions on how to access these trainings, complete these trainings, or how to report to Human Resources that you have completed these trainings, please contact the Human Resources Department.

Annual Trainings


NEW! As of July 1, 2016, all staff who use disinfecting wipes will be required by law to participate in a training to learn about safe pesticide use around children. Under no circumstances will staff be permitted to use disinfecting products, wipes, or sanitizers* without taking this training. These restrictions also include ant bait traps, insect sprays, bait gels and pastes.

WHY? Antimicrobials like disinfectants and sanitizers are pesticides because they are designed to kill germs on surfaces. All pesticides must be used in accordance with label instructions and out of the reach of children. The Healthy Schools Act requires that all school staff who use these products must be properly trained.



Assembly Bill (AB) 1432 (Chapter 797/2014) requires that districts provide annual training for employees in their responsibilities as mandated reporters. Employees will learn about their responsibilities as mandated reporters, will be trained on the signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect, and will find out what they will need to do to correctly file a report.





To ensure that all staff are properly informed about bloodborne pathogens, a training is provided annually to staff. Employees who may incur occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials will need to be trained, regardless of exposure frequency. 


Bloodborne Pathogens

Wondering what trainings you will need to take?


MCUSD Mandated Trainings Matrix 2017-2018