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Standing committees

Member Engagement

Membership Engagement Plan for Sites 2019 – 2020 Event #1                                                         Messaging Donuts and Coffee                                          Welcome to VTA                                                                         Offer members a VTA button – We are VTA                                                                         Share upcoming VTA events Site reps will sign up at August rep council meeting.  Please choose a location convenient to your VTA members. This will be a …

New teacher support

Starting a new school year is always  an exciting, yet challenging time. As the new 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 …

Equity Team

Here’s the equity calendar for 2020-2021 California Teachers Association Social Justice Statement We, as educators, have a responsibility for the collective good of students, members, community and society while ensuring human and civil rights for all. Social justice is a commitment to equity and fairness in treatment and access to opportunities and resources for everyone, …

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 Tracy Begley  and she may be reached at SKIPTRACYAVERY@sbcglobal.net

Elections

The elections committee runs the elections for the Vacaville Teachers Association.  The committee chair position for this committee is currently vacant.

Special education

Open – seeking a chair.

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 …

Vacaville Teachers Association – Political Action Committee

The Vacaville Teachers Association – Political Action Committee (FPPC# 1222549)  is the political action arm of the Vacaville Teachers Association, providing support for our endorsed candidates to ensure the voices of students and teachers are heard in our local schools and in our community. Over the years, elected officials supported by VTA-PAC have helped change …

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. …

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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