The Educational Services Committee consists of one member from each branch of D17. It is the mandate of OSSTF that Teacher Professional Development shall be voluntary and self-directed. The objectives of the Educational Services Committee are:
to promote at least one county-wide professional development activity day for D17 TBU teachers each school year
to be responsible for the allocation of D17 TBU professional development funds
to distribute materials including resource books and research publications
to assist members in areas of research, professional development, curriculum, and issues of educational concern
to assist, wherever possible, in the development of in-service programs
OSSTF D17 TBU Application for Professional Development Funding
Applications MUST be completed at least FOUR WEEKS PRIOR to your conference/workshop/training or BEFORE THE END of your course.
The APPLICATION for the 2023-2024 School Year is NOW OPEN!
For this year, funding for Conferences/Workshops/Training, Courses, Association Fees is available up to a maximum of $1000 and can be applied to multiple professional development opportunities.
If your application for funding has been APPROVED and your conference/workshop/training/course has ended, or you have paid your membership fees, you have 30 days to submit your expense claim with all itemized receipts. An expense claim MUST be received in order to receive reimbursement.
Please note that if your claim is for a course, you must provide proof of course completion along with your itemized receipts.
Select expense line 5677 when completing your claim.
We will not respond to, or accept, Applications for PD Funding OR PD Funding ClaimS from SCDSB email addresses.
All communication is to be handled through a personal email address.
Educational Services Branch Reps Banting Memorial HS **VACANT** Barrie North Collegiate Christine Penrose Bear Creek SS **VACANT** Bradford District HS Shawna McPherson, Chair Collingwood CI Candida Silveira Eastview SS Stacey Larmon Elmvale District HS Sandra Georgy-Jenkinson Georgian Bay District SS Tara Popple Innisdale SS Minka Chambers Maple Ridge SS **VACANT** Nantyr Shores SS Katie Krogman Nottawasaga Pines SS Laura Thompson Orillia SS Laura Lee Matthie Simcoe Shores SS Monika Milek-Hopkins SCDSB Board Office **VACANT** SCDSB LC - ConEd **VACANT** Stayner CI Amanda Neely Twin Lakes SS Rob O'Neill