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 (You must be logged in to view the document.) For more information, contact the Local's office, 780-455-2164. If you missed Council in September, you can watch the presentation by James Gerun and Kent Pharis on the Staff Development Fund on YouTube.

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.

PD Committee Book Study - November 4, 2014

The Professional Development Committee is hosting a book study on "Fair Isn't Always Equal," by Rick Wormeli on November 4, November 18, November 25 and December 2 (if required) from 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm in Room 218 at Barnett House. Contact the Local's office to register (; 780-455-2164).

Sam Sellar - Demystifying PISA and the International Comparisons of Schools & Systems – November 13, 2014

The Council for School Leadership (CSL) welcomes Sam Sellar from the University of Queensland in Australia for a Dialogue Dinner on Thursday, November 13, 2014. The cost for the evening is $55.00. For more information and how to register, visit

Leadership Essentials for Administrators - November 17-18, 2014

The ATA is hosting a FREE conference for administrators in their first two years of their appointment or new to Alberta. The conference will be held at the Fantasyland Hotel in Edmonton on November 17-18, 2014. Space is limited so register on the ATA's website before the October 31st deadline to hold your space. Questions? Contact Jeff Johnson at 780-447-9473.

Teacher Growth, Supervision and Evaluation: What Every Teacher Should Know - November 22, 2014

The Professional Development Committee is hosting a FREE workshop on Teacher Growth, Supervision and Evaluation on Saturday, November 22, 2014, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Breakfast, lunch and all materials are included. Register by contacting the Local's office by email or phone, 780-455-2164 no later than November 14th. A copy of the poster to share with your staff is available here.

Teachers' Time-Out - Shamrock Curling Club - November 28, 2014

Join your colleagues for an evening of FREE curling and dinner beginning at 4:30 pm at the Shamrock Curling Club (9330-80 Avenue). Contact the Local's office to register (

PD Observe a Colleague for a Half Day - November 28, 2014

Your PD Committee is giving away 10 one-half days of release time to provide members an opportunity to observe a colleague. The application deadline is November 28, 2014. Winners will be awarded by random draw of those received by the deadline. An application form is available here.

Contact the Local office

401 Barnett House
11010-142 Street NW
Edmonton AB  T5N 2R1

780-455-2164 (phone)
780-453-1407 (fax) (email)

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