Throughout our teaching careers, teachers celebrate births and sometimes suffer tragedies, illnesses, injuries and deaths in their families. The STA has responded with flowers, fruit baskets or a donation whenever we have been informed of celebrations or hardships.

To help make this more fair and equitable throughout the district, the STA has reviewed the Sunshine Fund Policy and has revised the policy as follows. We are asking the Staff Reps at the school site to contact the STA in writing. Please provide all the important information required so that we are able to respond quickly. We hope in times of need, we can be of some support to our members.

The Sunshine Fund Spending Guidelines

    • THAT the following procedures be in place for processing applications to the STA Sunshine Fund:
    • THAT a staff rep or the STA President or designate make a written request to the STA office.
    • THAT the spending guidelines include:
      • Injury at work (hospital stay) – flowers/ fruit/gift basket up to $50;
      • Maternity/paternity/extended medical leave – up to $50 gift card;
      • Death of active member – up to $75 donation to charity (or gift);
      • Death of active member’s spouse/child – up to $50 donation to charity (or gift)