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:
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.
As copied from the ATA Handbook for Convention Associations
Medical, bereavement, personal and other leave entitlements fall under the collective agreement and should be handled in the usual employer/employee relationship.
The Alberta Teachers’ Association is providing the Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association (ASAA) with a Letter of Accommodation regarding the release of teacher coaches from their convention attendance obligations. Such releases apply only to teacher coaches from the Northeast Teachers’ Convention Association (NETCA) involved with teams reaching the rural wrestling finals and teacher coaches from the Greater Edmonton Teachers’ Convention Association (GETCA) involved with teams reaching the provincial wrestling finals.
If you meet the following policy criteria, you may request to be absent from the Greater Edmonton Teachers’ Convention by
The application for alternate PD can be made to the ATA directly here: Alternate PD Application.
Dear Prospective Delegates:
We would be pleased to consider your application to attend the Greater Edmonton Teachers’ Convention in 2022. This is a closed convention so all Out of District delegates must be members of the Greater Edmonton Teachers' Association or associate members of the Alberta Teachers' Association.
Click on the link below to register. Please ensure that all of the fields on the application form are completed accurately and fully. Failing to do so may delay the application process.
The fee to attend Virtual GETCA for Out of District Applicants is $150 plus tax. Please register to sign up and then pay the fee for the conference.
Thank you for your interest in attending this high quality professional development event.
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