GETCA CONVENTION POLICY REGARDING ATTENDANCE
1. Convention Attendance
1.1 Requests from members of the Greater Edmonton Teachers' Convention to be absent from the annual convention to attend an alternate professional development activity shall meet all three of the following criteria:
- the activity cannot be attended at another time
- the activity is related to the teacher's current teaching assignment and/or professional growth plan
- is a legitimate professional development activity
1.2 Requests from coaches to be absent shall be granted if their team is participating in an Alberta Athletic Provincial Final.
1.3 Members who are ill or absent through provision of their collective agreement shall follow established practices in their school division in reporting an absence or receiving permission for a leave.
1.4 Alternate leave during convention will be granted no more than once every two years.
1.5 Members making a request for leave shall be notified of the decision of the Attendance and Alternate Leave Committee in writing. Those teachers whose requests have been denied may appeal to the Executive of the Greater Edmonton Teachers' Convention Association.
1.6 Requests to be absent shall be made in writing to the Chair of the GETCA Attendance and Alternate Leave Committee.
1.7 The superintendent and respective ATA local shall be given the names of those teachers who have been granted permission to be absent from the Greater Edmonton Teachers’ Convention.
1.8 The Chair of the GETCA Attendance and Alternate Leave Committee shall receive written requests to investigate cases of nonattendance.
ATA Convention Attendance Guidelines and Flowchart
As copied from the ATA Handbook for Convention Associations