KALPA is the system Kalamazoo Public Schools uses to track the Professional Development hours for each individual teacher and administrator throughout the district. Professional development at the building and district level are entered in the system by Teaching and Learning Services. Once those sessions are in the system, staff can navigate the system and add those sessions to their professional plans. At the end of every school year, the Professional Development office submits each teacher's plan to the state.


Logging in to KALPA


Click here to get to the KALPA website. Once there, use the following information to log in:



  • District ID: 39010

  • Login Name: Novell Login (last name, first name, and middle initial)

  • Password: the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number


Entering Data


Once you have logged in, the Bulletin Board will appear and serves as the home page for users and displays important information and announcements.
Follow this basic procedure for every entry into KALPA.


  1. Select the "Registration" tab on the menu located at the top of the screen.

  2. Enter the keyword(s) in the "Search" field and press the Enter key to search by category.

  3. Enter dates in the "start date" and "end date" fields to search by date and press the Enter key to see a calendar view of session offerings.

  4. Click on the green "Register" link under the Register column to select desired session offering.  Click "OK" to return back to the "Registration" screen.

  5. Select the "Professional Development Plan" tab on the menu located at the top of the screen to open your Professional Plan.

  6. Click on the pencil next to the session offering selected.  A pop-up menu will appear.  Select "I attended this course" and click on the green check mark to add the session offering to your Professional Plan.

  7. Click on "Logout" at the top right corner of the screen when you have completed registering for session offerings.

Attached below is a more extensive guide for using KALPA's professional development manager and other professional development documents.

KALPA Procedures.pdf
KALPA Out of District Credit Request