In light of the current social restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the closure of the District office, all PD Claims MUST be mailed in. The mailing address is:
OSSTF District 17 Simcoe ATTN: TBU PD 51 King St, Unit 6 Barrie, ON L4N 6B5
The 30-day filing requirement for PD Claims is being waived due to current circumstances. Please be aware that the processing of claims WILL take longer than usual.
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
Please note the following changes for the 2019-20 school year: Funding is now $400 for a conference + 2 days occasional coverage and $400 for a course. Reimbursement will be based first on conference fees, hotel and food expenses, and then mileage or car rentals. Claims made without proof of the payment of conference registration fees will not be approved and accepted. A maximum of $200 for mileage fees may be claimed.
OSSTF D17 TBU Application for Professional Development Funding
Applications MUST be completed at least FOUR weeks prior to your conference/workshop/training or the start date of your course.
PD Funding Applications for the 2019-20 school year are now closed.
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 Kimberly George Barrie North Collegiate Christine Penrose Bear Creek SS Bradford District HS Shawna McPherson, Chair Collingwood CI Aimee Breton Eastview SS Lisa Peverill Elmvale District HS Georgian Bay District SS Innisdale SS Minka Chambers Nantyr Shores SS Nottawasaga Pines SS Sarah Agar Orillia SS Katie Prentice Simcoe Shores SS Monika Milek-Hopkins SCDSB Board Office SCDSB LC - ConEd Stayner CI Twin Lakes SS Lisa Sammon