Frequently Asked Questions
Regarding SB472/AB466 Mathematics Professional Development
Q: What is the purpose of SB472/AB466 Mathematics Professional Development?
A: This professional development will assist teachers in deepening their mathematics
content knowledge and increase their strategies for teaching a rigorous mathematics
program using their state approved textbook and ancillary materials.
Q: Who may attend this professional development?
A: Current LAUSD teachers and mathematics coaches. Substitute teachers may not
attend this professional development.
Q: When may I attend this professional development?
A: Teachers may attend only during your off-track, vacation, or unassigned time.
Coaches and administrators may attend any time with the approval of the site
Q: How many times may I attend SB472/AB466 Mathematics Professional
A: SB472/AB466 Mathematics Professional Development is taken at a specific textbook
and grade level. If the teacher is assigned to another grade level, then SB472/AB466
may be taken again at this new grade level. Teachers who have multiple grade levels
and coaches may take SB472/AB466 at another grade level. SB472/AB466 may be
taken again, if you are assigned to a school that is using the other textbook.
SB472/AB466 may be taken for a maximum of two times.
Q: Why do I need to bring my grade level mathematics Teacher’s Edition to the
A: This professional development will assist teachers in using the textbook to provide a
rigorous standards-based mathematics program. Bringing the Teacher’s Edition is
mandatory and necessary for the teacher to fully participate in this training.
Q: If I have already registered for SB472/AB466 Professional Development, how can I
change the dates of my SB472/AB466 Professional Development?
A: Please access the website and cancel your existing registration and then register for
the new dates of training. Please remember, when you cancel your registration, you are
opening a space for another teacher.
Q: If I have to miss a day of training, how can I complete the training?
Each day of training has a specific content and activities. Participants who miss a day of
training may attend a subsequent training on the day that they missed. They must go
to the “Solutions Desk” and make arrangements to attend another session. They must
attend during their off-track time, where possible. Only in emergency situations will
teachers be allowed to attend a make-up session during their regular teaching
assignment and only with the permission of their school administrator. Substitute
funding in this situation will be provided. It is the responsibility of the teacher to
check-in with the “Solutions Desk” on their make-up day and let staff know when they
have completed the full five days of training.
Q: What opportunities do I have for a stipend, LAUSD Salary Point Credit, and
A: Upon completion of the 40 hour, five-day professional development and completion
of all daily homework, the teacher will receive one $500 stipend. LAUSD employees
must be off-track, on vacation, or unassigned in order to receive the $500 stipend.
One LAUSD Salary Point Credit is being offered for full completion of the five-day
professional development. Participants may receive both the stipend and LAUSD
Salary Point Credit. LAUSD employees must be off-track, on vacation, or unassigned in
order to receive the Salary Point Credit.
From UCLA, four quarter units are being offered or from California State University,
Fullerton, three semester units are available for participants who complete the full five-
day training. Information will be provided regarding the program and the cost.
LAUSD employees must be off-track, on vacation, or unassigned in order to be eligible
for university credit. Participants may receive both the stipend and university credit.
Participants may not receive both the university credit and the LAUSD Salary Point
Q: Can I receive a partial stipend if I have to miss a day of training?
A: There are no partial stipend payments for participants who do not complete the full
five-day training. If a participant attends for four days during off-track time and then,
due to an emergency and with the permission of the school administrator, completes the
one missed day during their on-track time, a partial stipend payment will be paid for the
four days of training during off-track time. It is the participant’s responsibility to notify
the “Solution Desk” personnel when they have completed the full five days of training
and are eligible for the stipend.
Q: What opportunities are there for an additional Passport stipend?
A: After the participant has completed the full five-day professional development, they
are eligible for one Passport stipend of $500. Passport is an opportunity to continue the
teacher’s mathematics professional development. The participant must complete 80
hours of additional professional development for the stipend. Teachers may attend
workshops and professional development sessions sponsored by the central office, local
district, or school. Grade level meetings and continued work with the school’s
mathematics coach will also count towards the 80 hour Passport requirement.
Participants are to have at least 6 months of on-track time to complete the Passport.
The Passport guidelines will be discussed during the SB472/AB466 Mathematics
Professional Development training.
Passport hours and documentation must be kept by the teacher and submitted to the
principal for verification during the first week in May of each year. The teacher stipend
for Passport completion will be made approximately two months after verification.
Q: I am a teacher in the Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) program.
Will Passport hours count towards my BTSA requirements?
A: Yes, sixteen hours of Passport professional development can be used to satisfy one
BTSA elective, if it is reflected in the teacher’s Individual Induction Plan (IIP).