CURIOUS ABOUT YOUR PRO-D FUND OPPORTUNITIES?
REVIEW ALL OF YOUR OPTIONS BELOW:
Headcount teachers may apply to the STA Pro-D Collective Fund up to a maximum of $600 per teacher every school year, in addition to a maximum of $150 in Pro-D books. These funds are approved on a first-come, first-served basis. Headcount teachers who avail themselves to a professional development workshop or classroom observation on an instructional day will be granted up to a 1.0 FTE TTOC credit per Pro-D year. The maximum reimbursement amount for tuition, for the 2022/2023 Pro-D year, is $250.
All TTOCs and contracted teachers not covered under the head count can access $300 in Pro-D Funds on a first come, first serve basis from the TTOC Calendar account as long as you have worked at least 2 days in the previous pay period. From these funds you may spend up to $150 on Pro-D Books and $250 on Tuition per Pro-D year.
Through the STA – Munro’s Catalogue, members, including those on a leave, can can place an order once per semester (one order from November to January and one order from February to May) up to a total of $150 per school year. TTOCs who have worked at least 2 days in the previous pay period are also eligible for up to $150 in Pro-D books. If purchasing professional books outside the STA – Munro’s Catalogue, books must be pre-approved, are limited to $100 and additional fees from alternative vendors including, but not limited to, shipping will not be covered,
This fund is under the direction of the Pro-D Committee for release and other costs associated with members working on STA Pro-D projects and initiatives. An application is required to access these funds.
Local Specialist Associations (LSAs) can apply for a $350 seed fund in their first year and can access a further $250 a year thereafter. LSA funds will be held in trust by the STA. To withdraw money from the trust account, two signatures are required. LSA funds roll over from year to year up to a maximum of $500
A group of members can utilize this fund to sponsor activities or workshops on a district-wide basis.