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In the 2019/2020 round of local bargaining, the Negotiating Sub-committee (NSC) bargained a joint PD committee fund for all teacher members of Pembina Hills Local 22.
Please review AP40-24 before applying (application form is included here.) All certificated teachers who are active members in the ATA Local 22, including those on PHSD’s official list of substitutes, shall have access to for the purpose of one in province professional development event, shall have annual access to:
i. a maximum of $500 for registration costs;
ii. the cost of a sub for up to a maximum of three days;
iii. a maximum of $500 for accommodations and additional expenses (receipts required).
All certificated teachers who are active members in the ATA Local 22, including those on PHSD’s official list of substitutes, shall have access to four grants of an annual maximum of $2500 plus the cost of a sub for a maximum of three days for the purpose of out of province professional development activities.
There will be four submission deadlines per year. Teachers must submit an application for these funds on or before these dates:
i. September 30th
ii. November 30th
iii. February 28th
iv. April 30th
The Professional Development Committee (PDC) shall review all submissions within seven days of the submission deadlines listed above. This includes PD Committee Chair, PD Committee Treasurer, Local President, and 3 members from the PD Committee. A report summarizing the applications will be provided annually, or as requested, to the Division.
The PDC shall consider the submissions by this criteria:
i. The requested PD aligns to the teacher’s current assignment;
ii. The teacher’s Principal supports the request;
iii. The cost of the sub days must be accessed for a single registration;
iv. Funds may be used to cover expenses such as registration, travel, accommodation, meals, and parking;
v. Expenses incurred by the teacher shall be submitted to the PD Committee Chair and PD Committee Treasurer for reimbursement. Expenses shall only be reimbursed after the event has occurred.
vi. Teachers may apply once, before the stated deadlines, annually for in province PD and once every three years for out of province PD. If a teacher applies sooner than three years for out of province PD, they will be considered if there are no other applicants.
vii. Funds will not be distributed to cover the cost of tuition for graduate or postgraduate studies;
viii. Funds will not be distributed for technology (hardware or software) purchases.
Funds will be co-managed by the local ATA 22 PD Committee Chair, and PD Committee Treasurer
i. A transfer of funds from PHSD to an account created and managed by the above, shall occur annually on or before September 30th.
ii. The PD Chair and Treasurer will report on the account to the:
• ATA Local 22
iii. Any unused funds from the PD Pool will carry over into the next school year.
The PDC may decide to adjust allotments annually. The PD Pool is not to be used in conjunction with instructional funds allocated to schools. The PD Pool is not to be used for compulsory training.
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