Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 October 2020 12:33 07 October 2020

2020-2021

Any teacher who is interested in receiving a travel allowance from negotiated funds to attend professional meetings must submit an application for review by the Professional Travel Committee.

2020-2021 Professional Travel Deadlines:

Applications must be received by Staff Development at IPC before Noon on any of the following dates:

 

Deadline for ApplicationFor Travel in the following months
Friday, September 11, 2020 November, December 2020 and January, February 2021
Friday, October 16, 2020 December 2020 and January, February, March 2021
Thursday, November 13, 2020 January, February, March, April, May 2021
Friday, December 11, 2020 February, March, April, May 2021
Friday, January 15, 2021 March, April, May, June 2021
Friday, February 12, 2021 April, May, June, July 2021
Friday, March 12, 2021 May, June, July, August 2021
Friday, April 16, 2021 June, July, August, September 2021
Friday, May 14, 2021 June, July, August, September, October, November 2021

 

 

As requests for travel are reviewed, the following criteria will be considered in making recommendations for approved teacher-initiated travel:

  1. Any/all previous travel at District expense will be considered.
  2. Consideration will not be given to staff who have traveled using Professional (Negotiated) Travel funding in the last three (3) years.
  3. The applicant must be in at least his/her third year of employment with the District.
  4. The Professional Travel Committee will not consider requests for substitute days only.
  5. The cost and location of a particular professional meeting will be a factor. If travel expenses are capped, the total expected cost might not be covered.
  6. Consideration may be given to discipline areas involved in District curriculum studies. The relationship of the meeting to the teaching assignment will be considered.
  7. No more than two teachers from a building will be authorized to attend the same professional conference.
  8. Approval for teacher-initiated travel will not be granted during parent-teacher conferences &/or the last week of school.
  9. Professional travel funds will not be used for co-curricular activities.
  10. Travel will not be used for college credit hours.
  11. The applicant should not be in his/her last year of employment with the District.
  12. The number of days absent during the current school year will be considered.
  13. Travel will not be approved after a participant has attended the conference.
  14. Travel will not be used to attend conferences to receive training when trainers are available within the District.

Please Note:

Travel requests must support the District vision, mission, goals, and strategies.

All decisions regarding approvals and denials are final.

Do not apply for funds to travel if your attendance is dependent upon another teacher in the District being approved for the same meeting.

Consideration may be given to applicants who are involved in future conventions, have speaking obligations, or are elected officers in their discipline.

Travel funds shall be used to pay registration fees at the membership rate. Travel funds will not be used to pay membership dues.

Travel funds will not be used to pay for pre or post workshops or conferences. Travel funds will not be used to pay for any extra or special conferences/classes within the Regular Conference.

Travel funds will not be used to pay for meals within the boundaries of the Sioux Falls School District.

Travel funds will not be used to pay for transportation within Sioux Falls, such as to and from Sioux Falls Airport.

Travel funds will not be used to pay for checked baggage for travel 3 nights or less.

No hourly pay or exchange time will be awarded for professional travel.

2020-2021 Professional Travel Committee Members:

Lindy Bell
Teacher, Patrick Henry Middle School
Christine Griebel
Teacher, Sotomayor & Hawthorne Elementary Schools
Brenda Harold
Travel Specialist, Central Services
Preston Kooima
Assistant Principal, Washington High School
Patti Pannell
Principal, Renberg Elementary School
Darlene Steenholdt
Teacher, CTE Academy
Dr. Teresa Boysen
Assistant Superintendent of Academic Achievement at IPC
Velina Onate-Nelson
Clerical, Staff Development/Federal Programs/Libraries

 

Professional Travel Committee Meeting DatesLocationTime
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 IPC Center Room 3 4:15 to 5:15 pm
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 IPC Center Room 3 4:15 to 5:15 pm
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 IPC Center Room 3 4:15 to 5:15 pm
Wednesday, December 16, 2021 IPC Center Room 4 4:15 to 5:15 pm
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 IPC Center Room 4 4:15 to 5:15 pm
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 IPC Center Room 4 4:15 to 5:15 pm
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 IPC Center Room 4 4:15 to 5:15 pm
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 IPC Center Room 4 4:15 to 5:15 pm
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 IPC Center Room 4 4:15 to 5:15 pm