Upcoming March workshops

Check out  our upcoming March workshops.

 

The workshops:

  • Bullying interventions – Thursday, March 7th
  • Creating a Safe Space for GLBT Youth – Thursday, March 21st

 

Both of the classes will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 pm at  Jepson Middle School.

Bullying remains a serious issue in our schools and community and has a big impact on school safety and student learning.  One out of four teens are bullied and nine out of ten GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender) Youth experience harassment at school and online.  On the playground, a child is bullied every seven minutes, with little peer or adult intervention (11% and 4% respectively).  The vast majority of instances of bullying receive no intervention (85%). SOURCE: Youth Violence Project, Curry School of Education

We invite you to explore how to make our schools and classes and lunchrooms and the wider community a safer place that respects all our students and adults.

Registration is open now.  All workshops will be held in the library at Willis Jepson Middle School.  Please email triciac@vacavilleusd.org to register for any of the workshops.

Professional Development Workshop Series Co-Chairs

Tricia Cowen, Women’s Issues Contact

Alyson Brauning, Human Rights Contact

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

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

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.

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.

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