Would you like to go to a Free Conference in April?

The Redwood Service Center Council (RSCC) is hosting the “Redwood Educators Conference 2013? on April 26 & 27 at the Sheraton Hotel in Petaluma. There is a required deposit of $50 to hold your place, which is returned upon your attendance at the conference. In other words, the conference is FREE!! This deposit covers the cost of the workshops, double occupancy room and meals.

The following sessions will be offered:

  • Human Rights
  • Women’s Issues
  • Ethnic Minority Leadership Development
  • Instruction & Professional Development
  • CalSTRS

Registration closes on Friday, March 8, 2013.

Please see the attached registration form for more information. Complete the form if you are interested in attending. VEA will not register members for this conference.

Your voice, Our Union. Our Future

Strategic Long-Term Planning

The California Teachers Association has embarked upon a strategic planning process, at the direction of its State Council of Education, and under the guidance of the Labor Education and Research Center (LERC) at the University of Oregon. This strategic planning process—entitled “Your Voice. Our Union. Our Future.”—is about the future of CTA. The goal: Make sure CTA is positioned in the best possible way to help all students and educators succeed.

In order to accomplish this goal, CTA will rely on the people that know the organization best—the members and the staff. Initial committees have been formed and work has already begun on the initial research phase of this project.

School Board mixer is coming up tomorrow!

Would you like to meet some members school board trustees David McCallum, Sherie Mahlberg, Michael Kitzes and/or Teri Nutt tomorrow?  Stop by Blondies Bar and Grill at 555 Main Street (the old Creekside Cafe) to share what’s on your mind.
The meeting will follow our rep council, so, building reps, just hang around! 

Prop 30 Update


On Wednesday, 11/28/12, the VTA bargaining team met with the District to verify the funding levels for our district with the passage of Prop 30.  We were able to agree that our funding level is $5228.06 per ADA, which places us on the 3.5% column of our contingency chart instead of the 6.5% column.


Consequently, the following changes will be made:
-only 1 furlough day will be taken (5/31/13) instead of 6 furlough days.
-Base Salaries will be restored to full levels minus 1 furlough day (about 99.5% of full pay)
-Schedule K chart stipends will be restored to 50% levels.
-Department Chair and Teacher-in-charge stipends will be restored to 100% levels.
-a small adjustment will be made in the health carryover funds
-Any and all retroactive pay will be received on January pay warrants.


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