Local News & Upcoming Events

Staff Development Fund

As per a Letter of Understanding in the Teachers' Collective Agreement (September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2016), the District committed to the establishment of a Staff Development Fund for 2014-15 and 2015-16 to enable teachers to access funds to support costs incurred in professional development activities or resources related to their individual professional growth plans. A description of the application process and guidelines, as well as application forms are available at  http://local37.teachers.ab.ca/Salaries%20and%20Benefits/Pages/Staff-Development-Fund.aspx. (You must be logged in to view the document.) For more information, contact the Local's office, 780-455-2164.  

Staff Lists

Remember to get your staff list in! Lists can be submitted to the Local's office in person, by fax (780-455-2164), by truck mail (401, Barnett House), by email (tracy.kuehnemuth@edpub.org) or in person (4th floor, Barnett House). We depend on you to provide us with the most up to date information on our members. Thank you!

ATA Calls on the Minister to Address Student Learning Assessment Concerns

The pilot of the Grade 3 Student Learning Assessment (SLA) program slated for later this month has raised considerable concerns for teachers across the province. (more)

Alberta's International Educator Exchange Program - October 6, 2014

An information session for Alberta's International Educator Exchange Program will be held for teachers who are interested in pursuing a year-long or short-term exchange opportunity for the 2015-16 school year (Canada, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom) or the 2016 calendar year for Australia (January 2016 to the end of December 2016). The session will take place in the Conference Centre at the Centre for Education (One Kingsway Avenue) on Monday, October 6, 2014 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. To confirm your attendance, e-mail mary.poole@epsb.ca. Program information and requirements, as well as application forms are available on the ATA's website. The deadline for applications to be received by the Superintendent's office is December 4, 2014.

Maternity/Adoption Information Evening - October 7, 2014

The Local is hosting the first of three Maternity/Adoption Information evenings on Tuesday, October 7th, beginning at 7:00 pm. Join us and have all of your questions answered by staffing personnel from the School Board and our Local Executive staff. Email the Local's office to hold your spot. The next information evening will be held on January 21st.

Substitute Teachers' General Meeting - October 14, 2014

The first Substitute Teachers' General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 14th, beginning at 6:00 pm in the Auditorium at Barnett House. All substitute teachers are invited to attend this voluntary meeting to hear from staffing personnel from the School Board, our Local President and Executive staff.

ATA Substitute Teachers' Conference - October 17(eve)-18, 2014

All substitute teachers are invited to attend the ATA's Substitute Teachers' Conference, The Joy of Teaching, on the evening of Friday, October 17th and Saturday, October 18th. Registration deadline is October 13th. More information is available on the ATA's website.

New Teacher Induction Ceremony - October 22, 2014

The Local's annual New Teacher Induction Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, October 22nd, beginning at 7:00 pm at Barnett House. If you are, or know, a teacher new to the profession, contact the Local's office.

ASEBP HSA Run-off Period (September 1 - October 30) 

On August 31, the end of the HSA year, you have an additional 60 days to submit any expenses that were incurred during that HSA year. This 60-day window is referred to as the run-off period. Once the run-off period (October 30, 2014) has expired, you can no longer submit any expenses for that HSA year. See the Carry Forward and Forfeiture section to learn more about final processing at the end of an HSA year. In addition, any unused Health Spending Account (HSA) dollars from 2012-2013 that were not spent by August 31, 2014 and claimed prior to October 30, 2014 will be forfeited back to the Board as per Canada Revenue Agency rules.  Health Spending Account dollars from the 2013-2014 school year can be carried forward for one (1) year; expenses cannot.  For tax purposes, you need to keep your receipts for seven (7) years. Log-in to your ASEBP account to claim HSA expenses

Retirement Seminar - November 1, 2014

Considering retirement in about five years? Come out and hear the experts speak on the Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund Pension (ATRF), the Alberta Retired Teachers' Association (ARTA), Financial Planning, and Group Benefit Options. The seminar will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Ramada Edmonton Hotel & Conference Centre. The cost per person is $15 and pre-registration is required. Complete the registration form and return it the Local's office no later than Monday, October 27, 2014, to reserve your spot.

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780-455-2164 (phone), 780-453-1407 (fax), info@edpub.org (email)

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