PDC Guidelines Valid for
The Professional Development
Committee is a bargained committee administered by
14 members. Contractual guidelines are set forth in
the Collective Bargaining Agreement on pages 16-18.
This committee consists of 11 teachers representing
each school and four administrators. The teacher
representatives are appointed by EEA. The
superintendent appoints the administrators.
Teachers, counselors, etc.
requesting funds must be members of the bargaining
PDC has the right to appoint
subcommittees as needed.
PDC reimburses costs that
employees incur for approved professional
development relating to current assignments after
the activity is completed. Reimbursement costs do
not include substitute pay.
Courses taken for personal
development are not covered.
Courses taken for
administrator licensure are not covered.
Courses must keep teachers
within the EEA licensed bargaining unit.
PDC was relaunched December
1, 2014 after being on hiatus for five years. Given
that reality, PDC is being brought back in stages.
For the school year 2018-2019 PDC will pay for
appropriate course work or conference fees, and
substitute costs only. (Administrative approval is
required for professional development activities
taking place during school hours.) PDC will NOT pay
for meals, books, travel expenses, mileage, parking
fees, or housing/hotel costs.
(prior to activity):
The application must be
submitted on-line before the applicant attends the
activity. Applications not approved by PDC before
attending the activity are in jeopardy of not being
funded. This applies to professional development
undertaken in the summer, as well. Applicants will
receive email notification when their application
Guidelines (after completion of
1. Print out a copy of the
voucher, sign and date (last link on DataPort PDC
2. Attach a copy of receipt
showing proof of payment from the sponsoring
institution/organization. Copies of checks are NOT
acceptable as receipts.
3. Attach certificate of
attendance, or grade card if taken for credit (need
not be an official transcript) from the sponsoring
4. Please use paper clips,
and label if needed for clarity.
5. Submit to your PDC
building rep, who will forward it to the chair for
6. Reimbursement requests
should be submitted in a timely manner, preferably
as soon as you receive the required documentation.
Plan ahead for grade requests, etc. (see #1
1. The fiscal year for PDC
funds runs from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.
Coursework/conferences/workshops completed on or
before June 30 must be reimbursed from that fiscal
Coursework/conferences/workshops completed July 1
or later will be reimbursed from the following
3. The maximum reimbursement
to any one person for the 2018-19 school year is
4. Although it is best to
submit reimbursement materials right after a class
finishes, applicants have until November 1
following the year they finished their class to
submit for reimbursement.