All members attending events on instructional days need to complete an LOA form a minimum of 15 business days in advance.
It is STA policy that all teachers be replaced, including non-enrolling positions.
Headcount teachers who participate in a Pro-D workshop or classroom observation on an instructional day will be granted up to a 1.0 FTE TTOC credit per Pro-D school year.
Non-Headcount Teachers who have available Pro-D Funds, may use those funds to pay the fixed rate cost of a TTOC to replace them as indicated below.
Professional Development Leave
Application must be made to the STA Professional Development Committee (PDC) using the latest leave form from the STA website at least 3 weeks prior to the date requested. Only members that have sufficient Pro-D funds to cover the entire costs of the leave will be approved.
Headcount teachers (teacher with a contract as of October 21st of each year) who participate in a Pro-D workshop or classroom observation on an instructional day will be granted up to a 1.0 FTE TTOC credit per Pro-D school year.
Upon approval, the STA office will write a leave letter to district and copy the member.
While the STA will be billed actual costs of the TTOC, internally a member’s account(s) are billed at an averaged fixed rate of Cat 5 Step 4.
As of the 2022-2023 school year this number will be rounded down to:
–$340 for a full day
–$200 for a 0.6
–$170 for a 0.5
-140 for a 0.4 (minimum allowed)