• There are a variety of professional learning opportunities offered by specialist groups, businesses, universities or other parties that could be acceptable use of Pro-D funds, as alternative events. 
  • Before applying for funding for an alternative event, members are encouraged to consider the factors the Pro-D Committee must assess to determine whether or not to approve the funding claim: STA Pro-D Policy, the BCTF Pro-D Lens and Canada Revenue Agency. (see sections 3.3, 3.4, and Appendix B)
  • Pre-Approval applications must be received at least 15 days prior to the event, but one month’s lead time is strongly recommended.
  • Pre-approval must demonstrate relevance to the applicant’s teaching practice now or in the future.
  • Each member must submit their own individual application.
  • Alternative Pro-D claims can include classroom observations outside of the CRD.
  • Alternative Pro-D claims can include conferences or workshops held outside of BC, provided that they:
    • are a significant workshop or conference,
    • are currently unavailable in BC (including similar offerings),
    • present costs that are deemed reasonable by the Pro-D committee, and
    • do not have students in care for any portion of the event
  • Special consideration can be granted for any event or activity.
  • All members attending events on instructional days must complete an LOA form a minimum of 10 business days in advance. It is STA policy that all teachers be replaced, including non-enrolling positions.

What Expenses Can be Claimed:

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