Professional Development

Deborah Nicholson - Committee Chair


(February 2018 - August 2018)

Starting February 1, 2018

The PD Committee continues to search for ways to address individual teacher’s professional development needs.  This school year we are continuing the administration of the program of PD grants.  There are forty grants available for the 2018-2019 school year, twenty in each of the two cycles.

The committee accepts grant applications in two cycles during the year with the second round of applications being accepted for review February 1, 2018 for the cycle of February 2018 to August 2018.   This will allow teachers to apply for a grant for summer PD as well as during the school year.  Applications will be considered in the order they are submitted.  No grant applications will be accepted before February 1, 2018.

There are twenty grants available in each of the two grant cycles.  Any of the twenty grants that were not used the first cycle will be added to the second cycle.  Unsuccessful candidates will be put on a waiting list in the event some teachers are not able to use their grant.



Guidelines For PD Grant Application


  1. Grant applications must relate directly to district goals, school goals, or the current assignment of the teacher. Masters courses are not eligible for this grant.

  2. Application forms can be found on this link: Local 48 PD Grant 2017 - 2018

  3. Applications will be reviewed by the PD Committee in the order they are sent.   

  4. A maximum of forty applications will be approved.

  5. Teachers are eligible to apply for a $500 PD Grant every two years.  If you received a grant in 2017-2018, you will not be eligible for one in the 2018-2019 school year.

  6. Teachers will be reimbursed after they attend their event and have submitted the grant expense claim form and original receipts to the PD Chair.  Scanned or photocopied receipts are not eligible for submission.  The Chair will sign off on the receipts and pass them on to the Local Treasurer. The Treasurer will send monies directly to individual teachers.

  7. Teacher resources and TOC costs are NOT eligible for the PD grant.  Eligible expenses include transportation, registration, meals, and accommodations costs.