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Standing committees

Health Care

The Rep Council voted on October 22 to establish a VTA Health Care Committee. The role of the committee will be to research alternative options and gather data that will help us make informed decisions about how we provide health care benefits to our members as we move forward. The committee will report to the …

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New teacher support

Starting a new school year is always  an exciting, yet challenging time. As the 2012-2013 school year begins, changing education standards, curricular shifts, and rapidly increasing technologies are just some of the factors influencing  both the joys and the jitters for all educators. Recoup Some of Your Dues Could you recoup all or even a …

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Equity Team

Tricia Cowen is our Human Rights Chair we’re looking for people who would like to serve at the GLBT Chair and Ethnic Minority Chairs.  What do these jobs entail? Equity Team Chairs VTA Human Rights Chair – The intent of the VTA Human Rights Chair is to promote positive human relations and improve the education of all …

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Membership

The membership committee maintains a list of VTA members and distributes membership cards at the beginning of the school year.  The chair of this committee is Julie Timmerman and she may be reached at this email address.

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Elections

The elections committee runs the elections for the Vacaville Teachers Association.  This committee is chaired by Sylvia Shepard and she may be reached by clicking on her names.

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Special education

Committee update Many specialists have attended training given by our behavior management specialist, Jeremy Fowler, on writing Behavior Service Plans. These plans can be time intensive to write and implement. It affects special as well as general education, especially for our primary folks.  BSP’s should be written foe kiddos who have behaviors that can’t be …

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Grievance

Since July 1977, school employees have had the right to negotiate contracts which spell out their “Terms and Conditions of Employment” and which can be enforced by the use of a grievance procedure that culminates in binding arbitration.   The “Rodda Act,” provided for:  Defined units for representation Exclusive representation for units PERB to oversee implementation …

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VTA-PAC – ID# 1222549

VTA-PAC’s mission is advocate for our members interest in local politics. The PAC chair is Corey Penrose and the PAC treasurer is Tracey Begley.

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Communications/community outreach

This is the standing committee which coordinates communication between members and between our association and our community.  If you have a question about any of the following: Press Releases Website updates Newsletter articles VTA Facebook updates VTA Twitter updates VTA community outreach projects This is the committee which addresses these issues and, frequently, many others. …

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Bargaining

For educators in California, their union contract should be as vital as their student gradebook or lesson planner. It’s a critical document that’s the culmination of the collective bargaining process. Understanding it and how it came about is critical to understanding how a local CTA chapter impacts its members’ professional life in profound ways. At …

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