LATEST UPDATES from the san Leandro Teachers association
Greetings SLTA Members,
We are closing in on the half-way mark through the year, and your SLTA leadership is making things happen.
STRS Workshop on Monday!
Thank you to the forty of you who have RSVPd for SLTA/CTA's STRS Workshop. We’re looking forward to seeing you Monday, 3:45 in the SLHS Library. The presentation is extremely useful whether you are near retirement, or relatively new to the profession and would like to understand how the retirement system works. I’ve ordered sandwiches, and will have other snacks. There’s still room for a few more, so if you’d like to attend, let me know.
And more useful workshops to come…
Special Education issues are often the most confusing, and our District Special Education Resources are stretched thin. To respond to the concerns, both from Special Education and General Education teachers, SLTA / CTA will hold a Special Education Issues Forum on February 25, again 3:45 at the SLHS Library. We will also present a Member Benefits Workshop on March 24, 3:45 at the Barbara Lee Center. You’ll be surprised how much money you can save thanks to your SLTA / CTA membership! Mark your calendars. I’ll send out an invite as we get closer to those two events.
Schools and Communities First
Thanks to so many of you for getting the Initiative Signatures on the petitions to support Schools and Communities First. If our SCF campaign is successful, that will mean about $7 Million for San Leandro Schools EACH YEAR. I’ve heard from folks who shared the petitions with family groups, friend circles, neighbors, congregations and co-ops, and the signatures are coming in! If you have collected signatures, please sign the bottom of every petition that you gather. Turn them in to your site rep before they come to next Tuesday’s Representative Council Meeting. If that’s not possible, send them to Thomas Morse, SLTA President via District Mail at Bancroft Middle School. DON’T FORGET THE FABULOUS PRIZES — A Paradiso gift certificate for the top signature gatherer in November / December, another one for the top signature gatherer in January, and cash prizes for the top three signature gatherers over all once we get to the March deadline.
SLTA’s rep council will meet on Tuesday, December 10, 3:45 at the SLHS Staff Cafeteria. The most important items on the agenda will be our plans for the 2020 elections, including the District’s Bond Measure (on the March Ballot), Schools and Communities First, and the role we’re going to play in School Board races and other local campaigns. All members are invited to join us at Rep Council.
Thomas Morse, SLTA President