Staff Development Fund


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;


Staff Development Fund Guidelines
2019-20 Staff Development Fund Guidelines

Application Checklist

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; 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 - 2018-19 Expense Claim Form
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.