Staff Development Fund Procedures
To access the building Staff Development funds:
Each teacher/staff is expected to write a Professional Development Plan, identifying their PDP team and objectives for the year based on school goals. A copy of the PDP should be given to the Staff Development Committee as soon as possible.
Staff Development request forms should be filled out and approved by the Staff Development Committee.
This form is then given to the staff development person in charge of funds record-keeping.
A staff development approval form will be returned to the applicant along with information about processing payment. It is the responsibility of the applicant to collect and present the required documentation and receipts to the finance clerk for payment.
Staff Development Funds for Reserve Teachers
If you will be absent on a regular duty day to attend at staff development function, it is the teacher’s professional responsibility to make sure there is proper reserve teacher coverage and there is funding to pay for the reserve teacher for the absence, even if someone else asked you to attend the conference. All staff development absences must be charged back to the proper funding source. This means you will need to know who is paying for your reserve teacher for that day. Below are three ways staff development is charged:
Building Staff Development Funds: This means that your absence will be paid for by building staff development funds. Call AESOP to obtain a reserve teacher for your absence. Code the absence Building Staff Development. Give a copy of your approved Staff Development Request Form to Pat, the school secretary.
District and Out of District Staff Development Funds: This means that your absence will be paid for by funds from somewhere either within the District or from somewhere outside the District. Call AESOP to obtain a reserve teacher for your absence. Code the absence District or Out of District Staff Development. Fill out a Conference Billing Form. Make sure to complete the gray BILLING INFORMATION box with complete information as to who should be billed for your reserve teacher and turn it in to Pat in the main office at least one week before your absence. Pat will then take care of obtaining the signatures.
It is extremely important that the above procedures are done in a timely manner
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