STANDARD PRO-D

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TUITION

University courses/tuition. You are entitled to apply to up to $250 per school year for credit and noncredit coursework. This includes any course, workshop, or program that is tax deductible.

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CLASSROOM OBSERVATION OR EVENT LOA (LEAVE OF ABSENCE)

Classroom Observations and Pro-D Events that fall on an instructional day require an LOA (leave of absence). The form must be completed 15 days prior to the event or observation day. You will receive an email with your approval and instruction on how to submit your leave on Atrieve.

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LSA EVENTS

Any events or workshops hosted in collaboration with the STA by our Local Specialist Associations. Currently we have 5 LSAs sponsored by the STA Office. LSAs do not charge member dues – find out when their next meeting is and get involved!

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PRO-D DUES

Optional teacher PSA (Professional Specialist Association) fees and fees levied to access professional teaching collections.

STA STANDARD APPROVED EVENTS

Alternative Pro-D Events that are approved by the Pro-D Committee are promoted directly on the STA Homepage.

BCTF/PSA EVENTS

All events promoted or hosted by the BCTF and PSAs are standard and can be reimbursed without approval. CLICK HERE for the PSA page.

Standard Pro-D:

  • Workshops or conferences noted below make up the majority of Pro-D opportunities in the province and are considered standard events. These events do not require pre-approval from our Pro-D committee, as long as they are located in BC. 
  • BCTF
  • Provincial Specialist Association
  • Local Specialist Association
  • Local Pro-D Committee
  • Other Pro-D Events approved and promoted directly on the STA Homepage
  • Classroom Observations (located in the CRD)
  • Post-Secondary credit/non-credit coursework up to a limit of $250 per school year, from the annual collective fund allotment.
  • All members attending events on instructional days complete an LOA form https://sooketeachers.org/pro-d-expense-claim/ a minimum of 15 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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