In addition to the previously required district professional development plan and the individual plan for each teacher, Senate File 277 added the requirement that each attendance center "shall develop an attendance center professional development plan." The plan must be based upon the needs of teachers, the Iowa teaching standards, the district professional development plan, and the student achievement goals of the attendance center and the district. The legislation did not establish a date by which attendance center plans must be developed, but it is advisable to develop these plans early in the upcoming school year. (The district professional plan is already incorporated into the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan. The attendance center plans do not need to be incorporated into the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan, however.)
Districts with a single building (e.g., K-12 students in one building) may elect to do one attendance center plan or may elect to do separate plans by grade spans (e.g., K-8. 9-12).