skip to main content
urban buildings with generic male image with words: Success - Development - Knowledge - Learning - Training - Coaching


The twin goals of Curriculum Institute (CI) funding are to support:
  • collaborative learning opportunities and innovations that are above and beyond the standard professional preparation required to fulfill teaching assignments
  • the fulfillment of District/Board goals and WASC action plans
Information and applications for participation in the district's Curriculum Institute program for MVLA staff members can be found below.


Curriculum Institute applications that meet both goals will be prioritized. Further considerations will include the following:
  • impact beyond a single classroom
  • strength of the plan for applying or extending the funded learning
  • cost-effectiveness
  • the degree to which funded experiences cannot be obtained in any other manner
  • the number of applications submitted
Application Deadline Information
  • Curriculum Institute applications must be submitted at least two weeks before the requested event.
  • It may take a two-week turnaround time for applications to be reviewed and approved/denied.
  • You are encouraged to submit your CI application as soon as possible 
  • When appropriate, submit CI applications before early bird deadlines
Approval Process
  • Submitting a CI application does not mean that the CI is approved. All CIs must be reviewed and approved by Ed Services to be deemed "approved."
  • All Team Participants listed on the CI application will be notified via email stating if the request has been approved or denied.
  • Information on the next steps for DO pre-payment will be included in the approval emails sent to all participants listed on the application.
  • Review the CI Payment Procedure (On-Site) and CI Reimbursement Procedure (Off-Site) linked below.
Professional Growth/Incentive Pay
  • Do not fill out a CI application or any CI-related forms if you apply for Professional Growth (incentive pay, horizontal movement, or units) through Personnel.
  • If you are seeking a form of payment for attending a conference, event, course, or seminar, please contact Personnel and inquire about Professional Growth/Incentive Pay.
    • As outlined in the CI Reimbursement Guidelines, please note that CI funds are only used for off-site activities to pay for registrations, membership fees, meals, and eligible travel expenses.
  • Staff cannot receive both Professional Growth (incentive pay, horizontal movement, or units) AND CI hourly pay (On-Site)/CI reimbursement (Off-Site)
  • Contact Pauline Mai with questions about units, incentive pay, or the professional growth process.
Forms & Links

Forms & Links

Year-Round Use

CI Application: On-Site

Use this application to apply for On-Site CI activities (team collaborations, department retreats)

On-Site CI Questions Attachment

Use this link to access the required CI Application On-Site Questions

CI Application: Off-Site

Use this application to apply for Off-Site CI activities (conferences, workshops, college visits, etc.)

Off-Site CI Questions Attachment

Use this link to access the required CI Application Off-Site Questions
Post CI Activity Forms 
Year-Round Use

CI Takeaways Attachment

Use this link to access the required CI Takeaways attachment for the Verification of Completion form

CI Timesheet Form

Use this form to submit approved On-Site CI collaboration hours  

CI Timesheet Attachment

Use this Google Sheet CI Timesheet to attach to your CI Timesheet Form

CI Reimbursement Form

Use this form to submit approved Off-Site CI out-of-pocket expenses for reimbursement.
General CI Information (updated April 2023)

CI Guidelines PDF

CI Payment Procedure PDF

CI Reimbursement Guidelines PDF



Shaunie Beacham
Phone: (650) 940-4650 ext. 7032