"ImproperlyConfigured at /plan-a-trip/ Empty static prefix not permitted" error in Django

So I was trying to add a form webpage to my Django application, but I got this error:

ImproperlyConfigured at /plan-a-trip/ - Empty static prefix not permitted

I have absolutely no idea what this means, but these are what my files look like:

urls.py:

from django.conf import settings
from django.conf.urls.static import static
from django.urls import path, include
from itineraries.views import *
from .views import *

urlpatterns = [
    path('admin/', admin.site.urls),
    path('sights/', include('sights.urls')),
    path('', index, name="index"),
    path('plan-a-trip/', createItinerary.as_view(), name="create-itinerary")
] + static(settings.STATIC_URL, document_root=settings.STATIC_ROOT)

My settings.py:

import os

# Build paths inside the project like this: os.path.join(BASE_DIR, ...)
BASE_DIR = os.path.dirname(os.path.dirname(os.path.abspath(__file__)))


# Quick-start development settings - unsuitable for production
# See https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/2.2/howto/deployment/checklist/

# SECURITY WARNING: keep the secret key used in production secret!
SECRET_KEY = 'i1kf*^g1+dt*8n9bgcl80$d!970186x(x(9z2)7dfy1ynlxixn'

# SECURITY WARNING: don't run with debug turned on in production!
DEBUG = True

ALLOWED_HOSTS = ['travelApp-kool4-env.eba-pfvej56m.us-west-2.elasticbeanstalk.com']


# Application definition

INSTALLED_APPS = [
    'django.contrib.admin',
    'django.contrib.auth',
    'django.contrib.contenttypes',
    'django.contrib.sessions',
    'django.contrib.messages',
    'django.contrib.staticfiles',
    'sights.apps.SightsConfig',
    'itineraries.apps.ItinerariesConfig'
]

MIDDLEWARE = [
    'django.middleware.security.SecurityMiddleware',
    'django.contrib.sessions.middleware.SessionMiddleware',
    'django.middleware.common.CommonMiddleware',
    'django.middleware.csrf.CsrfViewMiddleware',
    'django.contrib.auth.middleware.AuthenticationMiddleware',
    'django.contrib.messages.middleware.MessageMiddleware',
    'django.middleware.clickjacking.XFrameOptionsMiddleware',
]

ROOT_URLCONF = 'travelApp.urls'

TEMPLATES = [
    {
        'BACKEND': 'django.template.backends.django.DjangoTemplates',
        'DIRS': [os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'static')],
        'APP_DIRS': True,
        'OPTIONS': {
            'context_processors': [
                'django.template.context_processors.debug',
                'django.template.context_processors.request',
                'django.contrib.auth.context_processors.auth',
                'django.contrib.messages.context_processors.messages',
            ],
        },
    },
]

TEMPLATE_DIRS = (
  '/home/django/myproject/templates',
)

WSGI_APPLICATION = 'travelApp.wsgi.application'


# Database
# https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/2.2/ref/settings/#databases

DATABASES = {
    'default': {
        'ENGINE': 'django.db.backends.sqlite3',
        'NAME': os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'db.sqlite3'),
    }
}


# Password validation
# https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/2.2/ref/settings/#auth-password-validators

AUTH_PASSWORD_VALIDATORS = [
    {
        'NAME': 'django.contrib.auth.password_validation.UserAttributeSimilarityValidator',
    },
    {
        'NAME': 'django.contrib.auth.password_validation.MinimumLengthValidator',
    },
    {
        'NAME': 'django.contrib.auth.password_validation.CommonPasswordValidator',
    },
    {
        'NAME': 'django.contrib.auth.password_validation.NumericPasswordValidator',
    },
]


# Internationalization
# https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/2.2/topics/i18n/

LANGUAGE_CODE = 'en-us'

TIME_ZONE = 'US/Central'

USE_I18N = True

USE_L10N = True

USE_TZ = True


# Static files (CSS, JavaScript, Images)
# https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/2.2/howto/static-files/

STATIC_URL = '/static'
STATIC_ROOT = os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'static')

STATICFILES_DIRS = [os.path.join(BASE_DIR, "/static/")]

I tried checking the prefix of the STATIC_ROOT and STATIC_URL, but they were both pointing to the correct URLs and directories.

Also, for some reason, the + static(settings.STATIC_URL, document_root=settings.STATIC_ROOT) is pointing at this URL:

/var/app/venv/staging-LQM1lest/lib/python3.8/site-packages/django/conf/urls/static.py in static, line 22

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