Vector Training

2022-23 Vector Training

The Boise School District is responsible for ensuring that all employees participate in new hire and annual compliance training as required by the Board of Trustees and the State and Federal Government. For all information regarding the mandatory Vector (formerly known as SafeSchools) training, please refer to the appropriate section below.

To Access the Vector training Website:

  1. Go to the Vector training website:

  2. Enter your 6-digit employee id number as your username.

  3. Enter the last four digits of your Social Security Number as your password.

Who is Responsible for Completing the Vector Training?

Substitutes

District substitutes will be required to take the following courses:

  1. Absence Management Training for Substitutes - 13 minutes

  2. Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Prevention (Full Course) - 22 minutes

  3. Sexual Harassment: Staff-to-Staff (Refresher) - 13 minutes

  4. Sexual Misconduct: Staff-to-Student (Full Course) - 35 minutes

  5. Youth Suicide: Awareness, Prevention, and Postvention - 39 Minutes

  6. Boise School District | Evacuation Procedures - 3 minutes

  7. Boise School District | Hall Check Procedures - 3 minutes

  8. Boise School District | Lockdown Procedures - 4 minutes

  9. Boise School District | Reverse Evacuation Procedures - 3 minutes

  10. Safety is Everyone's Responsibility - 7 minutes

  11. Civil Rights in Food Service - 16 Minutes (Food Service Substitutes Only)

  12. Pillars - 23 minutes

New Certified substitutes will be required to complete the following Vector courses in order to be eligible to accept certified jobs (not required if you previously completed Certified substitute training through the Boise School District):

  1. Certified Substitute Training 1: Introduction and Expectations - 7 minutes

  2. Certified Substitute Training 2: Lesson Plans - 17 minutes

  3. Certified Substitute Training 3: Classroom Management - 15 minutes

  4. Certified Substitute Training 4: Classroom Scenarios - 25 minutes

  5. Certified Substitute Training 5: Philosophies and Wrap-up - 8 minutes

Employees New to the District

Employees new to the District will be required to take the following courses:

  1. Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Prevention (Full Course) - 22 minutes

  2. Bullying: Recognition & Response (Full Course) - 52 minutes

  3. Sexual Harassment: Staff-to-Staff (Full Course) - 35 minutes

  4. Title IX and Sexual Misconduct- 25 minutes

  5. Student Mental Health - 20 minutes (Not required for Facilities & Food Service)

  6. Students Experiencing Homelessness: Awareness & Understanding - 28 minutes

  7. Youth Suicide: Awareness, Prevention, and Postvention - 39 minutes

  8. Boise School District | Evacuation Procedures - 3 minutes

  9. Boise School District | Hall Check Procedures - 3 minutes

  10. Boise School District | Lockdown Procedures - 4 minutes

  11. Boise School District | Reverse Evacuation Procedures - 3 minutes

  12. Safety is Everyone's Responsibility - 7 minutes

  13. Pillars - 23 minutes

  14. Civil Rights in Food Service - 16 minutes (Select schools only)

    • The Boise School District is a participant in the National School Breakfast & Lunch Program. As a participant, employees working in an elementary school that serves breakfast in the classroom must complete an annual Civil Rights in Food Service Training course in accordance with Federal statute. This course will automatically be assigned to employees who work at the following elementary schools as soon as confirmation that the Federal Grant has been re-awarded for 2022-23: Garfield, Grace Jordan, Hawthorne, Hillcrest, Horizon, Jefferson, Koelsh, Morley Nelson, Whitney, Whittier, and Wm. Howard Taft.

  15. Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program - 7 minutes (Select schools only)

    • The District was awarded to participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP). FFVP is a USDA Federal Program that provides a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables to students during the school day. As soon as confirmation that the Federal Grant has been re-awarded for 2022-23, participants in this program (all non-food and nutrition services employees working at the following sites) will be required to complete this course: Garfield, Grace Jordan, Hawthorne, Hillcrest, Horizon, Jefferson, Koelsh, Morley Nelson, Whitney, Whittier, and Wm. Howard Taft.

Current / Returning District Employees

Current/returning employees of the District will be required to take the following courses:

  1. Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Prevention (Refresher) - 22 minutes

  2. Bullying: Recognition & Response (Refresher) - 23 minutes

  3. Students Experiencing Homelessness: Awareness & Understanding - 28 minutes

  4. Sexual Harassment - Staff to Staff (Refresher) - 13 minutes

  5. Youth Suicide: Awareness, Prevention, and Postvention - 39 Minutes

  6. Title IX and Sexual Misconduct - 25 minutes

  7. Boise School District | Evacuation Procedures - 3 minutes

  8. Boise School District | Hall Check Procedures - 3 minutes

  9. Boise School District | Lockdown Procedures - 4 minutes

  10. Boise School District | Reverse Evacuation Procedures - 3 minutes

  11. Safety is Everyone's Responsibility - 7 minutes

  12. Pillars - 23 minutes

  13. Civil Rights in Food Service - 16 minutes (Select schools only)

    1. The Boise School District is a participant in the National School Breakfast & Lunch Program. As a participant, employees working in an elementary school that serves breakfast in the classroom must complete an annual Civil Rights in Food Service Training course in accordance with Federal statute. This course will automatically be assigned to employees who work at the following elementary schools: Garfield, Grace Jordan, Hawthorne, Hillcrest, Horizon, Jefferson, Koelsh, Morley, Whitney, Whittier, and Wm. Howard Taft. Note: This course should be completed prior to the first day of school.

  14. Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program - 7 minutes (Select schools only)

    1. The District was awarded to participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP). FFVP is a USDA Federal Program that provides a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables to students during the school day. As a participant in this program, all non-food and nutrition services employees working at the following sites will be required to complete this course: Garfield, Grace Jordan, Hawthorne, Hillcrest, Horizon, Jefferson, Koelsh, Morley Nelson, Whitney, Whittier, and Wm. Howard Taft. Note: This course should be completed by August 27, 2022.

Additional Training for Special Education Paraprofessionals, Academic Interventionists, and Behavior Support Specialists

Employees hired as a Special Education Paraprofessional or Behavior Support Specialist within the Boise School District must meet the highly qualified requirements outlined by the Special Education Department of the Boise School District. These requirements should be completed within the first six months of employment. These employees will be provided with a course list of specialized training and other information regarding the requirements for paraprofessionals hired by the Boise School District. These training courses are presented through Vector, and are in addition to the other mandatory courses assigned by Human Resources per District Policy.

Note: The Special Education Training Plan for 2022-23 is still in progress, and these courses have not yet been assigned. It is expected that these courses will be assigned in Vector no later than 8/9/2022.

Mandatory Vector Training Courses Deadlines

Board Policy #5530 states that it is the responsibility of employees to complete all required training. Failure to complete the mandatory Vector training courses by the deadline may result in disciplinary action.

Vector Deadlines for Substitutes

Substitutes new to the District

Substitute employees new to the District must complete the mandatory Vector courses within 90-days of being hired.

Current/Returning Substitutes

The deadline for current/returning substitute employees to complete the mandatory Vector courses is December 22, 2022. Per Board Policy, it is the substitute employee’s responsibility to complete the mandatory Vector courses by the deadline.

Classified & Food Service Substitutes

Classified & Food Service substitutes will be paid for completing the mandatory Vector courses. Payment will be paid at $10/hour which equates to $30 total for completing the required courses. A one-time payment will be made in January to those who have completed the required courses by the December 22, 2022 deadline. For those who have not completed the required courses by the deadline, a one-time payment will be paid in June to those who completed the courses.

Certified Substitutes

As a certified substitute, you will have the option during certified substitute jobs to use the teacher’s prep-period to complete the Vector courses, except for the five certified substitute training courses, which must be completed prior to accepting certified jobs.

Vector Deadlines for Classified Employees

Classified Employees New to the District

Classified employees new to the District must complete the mandatory Vector courses within 90-days of being hired.

Current/Returning Classified Employees

The deadline to complete the mandatory Vector courses for current/returning classified employees, including Food & Nutrition Services, is December 22, 2022. It is the classified employee’s responsibility to complete the mandatory Vector courses by the deadline.

Vector Deadlines for Certified Employees

Certified Employees New to the District

Certified employees new to the District must complete the mandatory Vector courses within 90-days of being hired.

Current/Returning Certified Employees

The deadline for current/returning certified employees to complete the mandatory Vector courses is December 22, 2022. Due to a busy training schedule prior to the beginning of the school year, certified employees may choose to complete the courses during any of their workdays prior to the beginning of the school year, after the early release, or during other available time prior to the due date. Certified employees may choose not to use this time as allotted; nonetheless, per Board Policy, is the certified employee’s responsibility to complete the mandatory Vector courses by the deadline.

Vector Contact Information


If you have any questions or need assistance regarding Vector training, please email hr@boiseschools.org