What is an LSA?
- L.S.A. stands for Local Specialist Association. An L.S.A. is a local organization of teachers or specialists within a school district who teach in a common subject area or grade level (i.e. Secondary English, Primary, Teacher Librarians etc.).
- LSAs differ from a Chapter of a Provincial Specialist Association (PSA). LSAs are governed and managed by the local union in a school district, whereas Chapters are governed by the parent PSA. In some cases, the local organization is both an LSA and a local chapter of a PSA.
- Similar to other committees of the STA, LSAs follow the guidelines, policies, and procedures of the association.
What are the benefits of having an LSA?
- Funding – Annual LSA Operating Grant of $600.00, Annual LSA Pro-D Special Projects Grant of up to $4000.00
- Advocating with the union.
- Collaboration & Networking across sites with others in the same specialty field or focal point
- Provide additional curricular opportunities for your students through shared resources.
- Assist with LRS reviews to shape the District Resource Catalogs
- Ability to create district standard equipment lists on the purchasing site
- Working with the district to create performance festivals, art exhibitions, and best practices guidelines and policies for our areas.
- Provide targeted professional development to the members
Two grants are available annually to active LSA’s
- Annual $600.00 LSA Operating Grant Application
- Annual $4000.00 LSA Special Projects Application
LSA Membership is reimbursable with individual professional development funds using the Individual Pro-D application.Leave a reply