Feb 15

Exec Board Agenda for February 26, 2013

Exec Board Agenda

February 26, 2013

Cooper School library 3:30 P.M

 

 

1)    – Approval of the minutes

 

2)    – Approval of the agenda

 

3)    – President’s Report

 

4)    -Treasurer’s Report

 

5)    -Chair Reports

 

Action (Corey Penrose)

Bargaining (Brenda Hensley)

Human Rights (Alyson Brauning)

Women’s Issues (Tricia Cowen)

Grievance (Sylvia Aquino)

PAC ( Dawn Kelly)

Special Ed ( Tammy Parker)

Membership ( Julie Timmerman)

 

6)    –Business

Early College High School update/discussion

Affordable Health Care Act update

 

7)  -Other

 

8)  -Adjournment

Feb 14

Are you interested in representing Vacaville teachers on the national level?

VTA Members,

Are you interested in representing Vacaville teachers on the national level? Would you like to see first hand how issues in education across the country are addressed through the democratic process of the National Education Association- Representative Assembly (NEA-RA)? Then get on the ballot to be a local delegate for the NEA-RA.

This year, it is in Atlanta, Georgia, July 2-6. VTA will reimburse you for all the upfront travel, lodging, food, and registration costs you will incur if you are selected and attend as a delegate. To get your name on the ballot, email Bob Blaine (Will C. Wood) with a 25 word candidate statement by Friday, March 1st. The election for NEA-RA local and the state delegates will be held at sites from March 5th – March 14th.

The links below have more details about the NEA-RA, or you can contact Alyson Brauning (Jepson) to learn more about the role/experience of a delegate.

http://www.nea.org/grants/33252.htm

http://www.nea.org/grants/20260.htm

Feb 13

Bargaining report

VTA will sunshine articles for the 13-14 contract on march 21st at the school board meeting. Your bargaining team is hard at work developing language to propose to the district.

Feb 13

Retiring This Year?

1.     Early notification forms must be turned in to the Human Resources department by February 15 to be eligible for the $1,000 payment agreed to by VTA and the VUSD.

2.      You should notify CalSTRS as soon as possible.  It takes them two to three months to process the paperwork.  If you wait to long, you may not get a check as soon as you expect.

3.      You can contact CasSTRS at 800-228-5453 Monday through Friday 7a.m. to 6 p.m. or email at CalSTRS.com.

Feb 13

Don’t forget to reinstate your Disability Insurance after leave of absence

A lot of CTA members assume that their voluntary Disability Insurance coverage from Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) will be automatically reinstated when they return to work from an extended leave of absence. Unfortunately, that may not be the case. Because your Disability Insurance is a voluntary benefit sponsored by CTA, your district may not automatically notify The Standard that you are back at work.
The good news is reinstating your Disability Insurance with The Standard is easy. Once you know the date you will return to work, call The Standard’s Dedicated CTA Customer Service team at 800.522.0406. Tell the Customer Service Specialist that you will be returning to work after a leave of absence and you wish to reinstate your Disability Insurance. The Customer Service Specialist will send you a brief form to complete and send back to The Standard.
It’s important to notify The Standard as soon as you know your return to work date, because:
  1. If you return your reinstatement form to The Standard within 120 days of your first day back at work, you do not have to provide proof of good health.
  2. If you wait longer than 120 days to reinstate your Disability Insurance, you end up with a gap in your coverage and you might need to reapply with proof of good health.
Call The Standard’s Dedicated CTA Customer Service Department at 800.522.0406, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time to get your Disability Insurance reinstated once you know your return to work date. After you return to work and send in the reinstatement form, be sure to check your pay stub to confirm that premiums are being deducted from your paycheck.

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