If your school is thinking of having summer Pro-D activities, staff need to vote on the proposal. Many staffs hold this vote at a May staff meeting. However, a vote can be held at a later staff meeting with seven days’ notice given to staff. The vote must take place, by secret ballot, at one, single meeting with the principal present.
If you feel frustrated with the limitations of the rules of the Summer Pro-D agreement between the STA and the District, please know that the STA has repeatedly asked for a renegotiation of the agreement, and the district has not been willing to reconsider it.
Teachers who miss the planned summer Pro-D due to illness may not take a sick day in the summer and an in-lieu day later. They must make up the Pro-D on the date designated for the other staff as “in-lieu”.
Attendance at summer Pro D is voluntary, even if your school voted in favour of it.
Teachers who choose not to attend the summer days will do their professional development on the non-instructional in-lieu date.
Attending summer Pro-D is not mandatory and all professional development, including summer Pro-D, must be teacher initiated and directed.
Non-instructional days for the 2022 – 2023 school year are:
- September 26
- October 21
- November 10
- February 24
- May 5
- May 29
October 21, 2022 is the Provincial Specialist Association date, and May 5, 2023, is the STA Convention. These dates cannot be considered as an in-lieu date.
Teachers should also consider that the STA Indigenous Education Committee will be organizing a professional development event on November 10, 2022, and the STA/SD36 Focus Day Committee will be organizing a Pro-D Day on February 24, 2023.Leave a reply