Master Inservice Plan (MIP) Information
The Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) describes the requirement for district Master Inservice Plans on their webpage HERE as follows:
District professional development systems must include a master plan for inservice activities. The master plan shall be updated and approved by local boards on an annual basis by September 1 of the current year with written verification submitted annually to the Commissioner of Education by October 1 of the current year.
Section 1012.98, Florida Statute, School Community Professional Development Act, sets forth requirements for educational training programs with further requirements stated in State Board of Education Rule 6A-5.071, F.A.C. For example, according to Rule 6A-5.071, inservice points awarded for successful completion of a component shall be assigned as follows: (a) One inservice point shall be equivalent to one clock hour of participation, or as specified by the master inservice plan based on competency(ies) demonstrated. (b) Points awarded for completion of college credit shall equate to inservice participation as follows:
- One semester hour shall equal twenty inservice points.
- One quarter hour shall equal thirteen and one-third inservice points.
Marion County’s approved Master Inservice Plan and MIP forms can be accessed by clicking the following links: