March 17, 2020
In light of the cancellations of many of the conferences planned for the month of April/early May due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), applications for funding have been withdrawn. Many of the cancelled conferences have given an option of extending registration as credit towards next year. Unfortunately, this practice does not work with our guidelines. All PD money must be used within the school year that it was approved. We are asking that you reapply next year. As in the past, we will begin to accept applications for activities in semester 2 (after February 1st) during the last week before the Christmas break. Questions? Contact Tracy in the Local's office.
December 9, 2019
Applications for activities beginning February 1, 2020 will be accepted the week of December 16th (before the Local office closes for the Winter Break) to be reviewed the week of January 6th.
Applications for activities in July or August will be accepted beginning May 1, 2020.
October 18, 2019
1. The Fund will not reimburse Uber/Lift expenses due to a School Board policy.
2. The rate of pay for Private Business Leave has been updated: $228.90 full day; $138.60 half day.
August 30, 2019
Highlighted changes to the guidelines for 2019-20 are:
1. The total amount of funding from the Board increases to $875,000 (paid to the Local in two equal installments).
2. $90,000 from the total allocation will be held for summer activities (see chart in Guidelines).
3. The minimum amount for requests has increased to $150 (from $50).
4. This is a reset year. All applicants are eligible for the individual maximum of $1,800 over the next two years (2019/20 and 2020/21).
5. The Fund will not reimburse for VRBO/Homeaway/Airbnb due to a School Board policy.
If you have any questions, please contact the Local's office (780-455-2164; firstname.lastname@example.org).
STAFF DEVELOPMENT FUND GUIDELINES AND FORMS
Staff Development Fund Guidelines
2019-20 Staff Development Fund Guidelines
Ensure you have read the guidelines prior to completing the application forms. Incomplete application forms will not be processed until all of the required information is received. To access Out of Province forms, follow the link in the Guidelines. You will be required to log in to Connect.epsb.ca; search Staff Development Fund.
Individual Funding Form
Staff Development Fund - 2019-20 Individual Application Form
Group Funding Form
Staff Development Fund - 2019-20 Group Application Form
Expense Claim Form (to be completed after the PD activity and the pre-approval)
Staff Development Fund - 2019-20 Expense Claim Form
September 2014 - Presentation by James Gerun and Kent Pharis on the Staff Development Fund on YouTube.
Not sure where to look for Professional Development Opportunities? Our ATA Librarian has provided us with a general list of organizations in Alberta that provide professional development opportunities for teachers. Click here to access the pdf.
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