If you feel frustrated with the limitations of the Summer Pro-D agreement, please know that the STA has 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 Pro-D 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. Also note that it’s okay to attend a Pro-D activity from home, virtually.
Non-instructional days for the 2021 – 2022 school year are:
October 22, 2021, is the Provincial Specialist Association date, and May 6, 2022, is the STA Convention. These dates cannot be considered as an in-lieu date.
Teachers should also consider that the STA/SD36 Focus Day Committee will be organizing a Pro D Day on February 25, 2022.