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Madison Metropolitan School District

Employee Handbook 2021-2022

Addendum A: SECTION 9 PROFESSIONAL GROWTH/CONFERENCES

9.2 Conferences

The District recognizes the importance of improving the professional and administrative functions of a staff member through his/her attendance at a professional meeting in his/her respective field.

Requests for attendance may be approved upon supervisor recommendation. Expenses considered germane to attendance that may be reimbursed by the District are:

  1. Registration

  2. Travel

  3. Lodging

  4. Meals

  5. Gratuities

  6. Miscellaneous, as itemized

A staff member who requests attendance at a professional meeting in his/her field of teaching and pays his/her own expenses may be permitted to attend without loss in pay providing a suitable substitute teacher is procured.

A staff member who is invited on an honorarium basis to attend a professional meeting for the purpose of being a participant on the official program does so with loss of pay and without expense reimbursement. When appearance on a program is incidental to attendance at a professional meeting in the teacher’s field, the teacher pays his/her expenses but does not lose pay.