LATEST UPDATES from the san Leandro Teachers association
A Message from SLTA Vice President Nancy James and SLTA President Thomas Morse
Dear SLTA Members,
The anger and grief that has exploded across the Nation this week in response to the murder of George Floyd has also engulfed our students, families and colleagues in San Leandro. Today, protesters in our city will remember the killing of Steven Taylor in April, and the assault on Emerald Black by police officers, which became public last week.
Our students and families live with the trauma of these senseless acts of violence, especially against black and brown people. They are growing up in a community where they often have to ask themselves whether the institutions they interact with actually care about them. As teachers, our essential work of helping our kids understand that they belong is impacted by that trauma.
While the issues of police harassment are critical, they do not represent the whole issue. Inequities in food security, hunger, access to health care (intensified by the COVID crisis), the shelter and housing crisis and access to educational opportunities all disproportionately affect African Americans and Latinx Americans, and fuel the anger and grief that our communities are feeling.
This year, SLTA formed its Human Rights and Social Justice Committee. As we look into the future, this committee is committed to facilitating District-wide dialogue on issues related to racism, sexism, homophobia and all forms of inequity in our community. We would like you, our members, to be a part of those discussions – discussions in which we can share our ideas and hear the heartfelt ideas from each other about the work that we do as educators.
Please stay safe, and look out for each other.
Nancy James and Thomas Morse
California Educators Grieving and Outraged by Hateful Racism
SACRAMENTO — California Teachers Association President E. Toby Boyd issued the following statement amidst grief and outrage calling on Americans to come together to stop the hateful racism that breathes life into our institutions and structures:
“We are grieving, and we are outraged by the hateful racism and white supremacy that continues to terrorize our communities of color. The murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor demand that we, as educators and Americans, recognize and confront the institutional racism that exists in our systems and structures.
“We cannot allow this moment to define us as a society and as a nation. It is our responsibility to work to abolish racism on a personal, structural, and institutional level beginning in our schools and colleges. It is our responsibility to have these conversations at the dinner table and in our places of worship. This is not a time for us to look away, but to confront for the sake of a fair, just, and equitable future for all students.
“The past 11 weeks have shined an even brighter light on the divide, and we have seen, firsthand, that our black students and educators experience schools and the pandemic differently than many, if not most, of our white students and educators. Saying #BlackLivesMatter isn’t enough. Together, we must continue the call for justice and to hold powerful people, and each other, accountable. We must come together to stop the chorus of hate and fear and utilize our people power, both personally and at the ballot box.”
The 310,000-member California Teachers Association is affiliated with the 3 million-member National Education Association.
Greetings SLTA Members,
Happy May Day. A little history lesson, May Day is a Union holiday, celebrated to honor workers who fought for the 8-Hour Work Day in Chicago at Haymarket Square. This event has become an international holiday, celebrated by workers around the world.
It’s hard to believe we are finishing our 7th week of Quarantine. Under normal times, we would be in the middle of testing, and starting to look forward to closing out the school year. Many of us would be putting final touches on our Summer Vacation plans. Our students would be thinking about field trips, class trips, dances, promotion and graduation. I am constantly in awe of you, San Leandro’s amazing educators, as I hear new stories about how you’re working to “make up” for these lost student experiences. Thank you for the truly heroic work that you are doing.
State Budget and Bargaining
In most years, the SLTA Bargaining Team would be at the table by now. The COVID crisis has changed everything. First, the State Budget process has been thrown into disarray, which means we don’t really have a picture of what the District Budget will look like. With later tax receipts, the State Budget is not likely to be approved until the end of the summer. While the degree of economic loss is difficult to predict, we know the news won’t be good. For the last 8 years, SLTA’s negotiations with the District have resulted in the highest overall growth in wages of any District in the State, but it looks like the focus this year will be how to protect our collectively bargained terms and working conditions.
We have modified the election process for SLTA representation. As you know, we put out the call for candidates for CTA State Council Representative and NEA Representative Assembly Delegates just before the Shelter-in-Place order started. Normally, our election would have been conducted by paper ballots at each of your school sites. Hopefully, you saw the electronic ballot, which was sent to personal emails using SurveyMonkey. The ballot was initiated using my personal email, email@example.com. The deadline for voting will be Tuesday, March 5, at Midnight. If you did not see your ballot, first check your Spam folder, then let me know.
SLTA Human Rights and Social Justice Committee
SLTA’s newest committee, the Human Rights and Social Justice Committee, has been meeting since February. The committee’s first goal is to examine social justice issues, including racial justice, gender justice, and all forms of discrimination that relate to our schools. The committee reports will be a part of every Executive Board and Representative Council meeting. The Committee responded this week to the police killing of Steven Taylor, a former San Leandro Unified student and the parent of a student in our schools. You may read the Committee’s letter on https://www.weareslta.org/news. Thanks to committee members Joya Brandon, Glenn Brodeur, Nancy James, Lydia Oey and Gene Romano for taking on this work.
Charter School Petition
Under the banner, “Keep San Leandro Charter Free,” SLTA activists rallied (virtually) to encourage the SLUSD Board of Trustees to reject the charter application. The Board voted unanimously to reject the petition at the School Board meeting on April 14. I am deeply grateful to all of you who participated. The charter organization is likely to submit their petition now to the Alameda County Board of Education. I will continue to work with the team as this process unfolds. If you’d like to join our team, please let me know!
Schools and Communities First
The SCF Initiative QUALIFIED for the state ballot in November. It actually “more than” qualified, gathering more signatures than any initiative in the history of California. You will be hearing from us as we ramp up the campaign between now and November. San Leandro turned in more than 500 signatures, 103% of our membership. Thanks to those of you who went out and gathered signatures, and a special SHOUT OUT to our top signature gatherers… Marc Lopez-Cepero, Valarie Sowers, Laura Michaels Fox and Jeff Bruno. Prizes are coming!
Memorandums of Understanding
Many of you have been asking to see the three MOUs which have been negotiated to guide us through this Distance Learning experience. They have all been posted on our website, https://www.weareslta.org/news.
An open letter to the San Leandro Community,
The Human Rights Committee of the San Leandro Teachers’ Association is dedicated to building a community in which people of all races, gender identities, religions and abilities are engaged participants of a thriving community. As educators in a beautifully diverse community, we recognize the value of all of our students and their families.
Today, as a result of the fatal shooting of Steven Taylor in San Leandro, CA, the San Leandro Teachers Association’s Human Rights Committee states emphatically that Black Lives Matter. Steven Taylor is a former student of San Leandro Schools, and a parent of a student in San Leandro Unified School District. We send our most heartfelt condolences to the family of Mr. Taylor, and reaffirm our commitment to building a community where this kind of senseless act does not happen.
In 2015 the California Teachers Association passed a resolution affirming its solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. That resolution recognizes the systemic injustice experienced by Black/African American people when interacting with police officers throughout the country.
As a result of this incident, the San Leandro Police Department must be held accountable for the action of its officers. The SLPD must engage in a deep and sincere process of review, discipline and re-training to ensure that officers do not resort to lethal measures when those measures are not absolutely required. SLPD must also look at its practices with regard to recruitment, hiring, training and supervision of officers.
In addition, as educators we are often at the frontline of crisis situations related to the mental health of our students. In those situations, we recognize that our most important role is to assure that no harm comes to the individual in crisis, bystanders and ourselves. We are required to employ de-escalation techniques to maintain the safety of everyone involved. As a result of the tragic death of a member of our community, Steven Taylor, we demand that the City of San Leandro commit itself to training police officers in crisis prevention and de-escalation.
With the tragic death of Steven Taylor, our community has an opportunity to highlight structural racism in all of our institutions, including schools, city government and the police. SLTA is committed to being a part of this important work.
With our commitment to a more just and peaceful world,
SLTA Human Rights and Social Justice Committee
Joya Brandon, Glenn Brodeur, Nancy James, Lydia Oey, Thomas Morse, Gene Romano
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
SAN LEANDRO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT AND
SAN LEANDRO TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION
DISTANCE LEARNING DUE TO SCHOOL CLOSURES DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
APRIL 1, 2020
The San Leandro Unified School District (“District”) and San Leandro Teachers’ Association (“Association”) enter this Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) regarding distance learning related to the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic. The Parties recognize there is a need to close schools (“emergency school closure”) and move to a distance learning model to allow for social distancing, as recommended by public health officials to prevent the spread of illness arising from COVID-19 during the 2019-2020 school year.
The District and Association agree as follows:
Defining “Distance Learning,” Assessment, and Student Expectations
1. The District and Association recognize the importance of maintaining safe learning opportunities for the benefit of the students and communities served by the District and its certificated staff. For the purpose of this MOU, “distance learning” means instruction in which the student and instructor are in different locations. Methods could include on-line instruction, emails and other means of communication.
2. District and State assessments scheduled after March 16, 2020 have been suspended.
3. Distance Learning activities provided to students will include enrichment, engagement, and review through teacher created home learning distance learning resources and online platforms. Students will be “held harmless,” and will not receive a lesser grade than their grade when District schools closed, as a result of engaging in distance learning during this unprecedented time. This aligns with the State Superintendent of Public Instructions’ (SSPI) recent statements that assessments should not be used during this time as a summative measure, but rather as a formative measure to gauge instruction and areas where students may need support. Following further
guidance from the California Department of Education (CDE), SSPI, or Governor, the parties will meet again to determine additional options for grading to ensure equity.
4. The District, in collaboration with the Association, agrees to make provisions for certificated staff to enable students to engage in a unique education delivery model - distance learning. This model will provide teachers with an alternative method of delivering instruction that does not require unit members to physically report to work.
Equipment, Training, and Technical Support
1. The District shall provide all necessary equipment, refer employees to free internet resources, and any other necessary equipment to deliver distance learning. If a bargaining unit member does not have sufficient access to internet resources, the District shall work with that member on a case-by-case basis. Staff shall not be liable for damage to District equipment. Bargaining Unit Members shall not provide printed worksheets.
2. Bargaining unit members shall receive professional development on the use of technology and the delivery of instruction via distance learning. Professional development shall take place virtually prior to the implementation of distance learning.
3. The District Shall communicate information regarding training opportunities that are available during contractual time with all bargaining unit members via email.
4. The District shall provide bargaining unit members access to District provided technical support via virtual tools. This may include access to technical support personnel, helplines, and other technical support from District vendors and/or staff, as well as instruction on distance learning platforms and instructional materials.
5. The District shall provide a central location (district website) or (a shared on-line folder) for Bargaining Unit Members to access on-line resources and information, and prioritize resources for curricular continuity.
Preparation Time to Implement Distance Learning
1. April 6 and April 7 shall be reserved as planning and training days. Bargaining unit members shall be provided that time to prepare lessons and resources to transition to distance learning.
2. During the week of April 6 - April 10, the District shall provide access to classrooms for retrieving materials during the planning and training days. Teachers will follow social distancing protocols, and have a maximum of one hour to retrieve materials and belongings from their classroom or designated work space. The district will provide a signup list for school access to ensure that social distancing is maintained.
Communication, Collaboration, Privacy, and Security
1. Bargaining unit members shall check their District email daily during the regular work week.
2. Staff may collaborate virtually as they deem necessary and appropriate while they are engaged in distance learning. Recognizing this unique situation, the time and manner of collaboration will not be determined by District or site administration.
3. On a weekly basis, unit members shall inform parents and students of their availability to provide support and clarification via email and/or other virtual platforms. Bargaining unit members shall use their district email account in communications with parents or students. Bargaining unit members will not be required to provide personal cell phone numbers to parents or students.
4. Virtual staff meetings, if needed, shall be held in accordance with the current negotiated agreement. Bargaining unit members who are not available during the scheduled staff meetings are responsible for watching a recorded version (if made available). Bargaining Unit Members shall be notified at least two (2) days before a required virtual meeting (including but not limited to staff meetings, IEPs, grade level and department collaborations).
5. The District will provide training on virtual security, with special attention paid to on-line, real-time video formats. Students will only be permitted to participate in live video/audio lessons after the District has secured parent/guardian permission for such activity and agreed to the District’s acceptable use policy, pursuant to Education Code Section 51512.
Curriculum Content and Scheduling
1. Any curriculum resources or lessons provided by the District should be considered the baseline (or a starting point for instruction during this period of distance learning). Teachers may customize the content to meet the needs of the students in their class(es). Bargaining unit members may choose to be innovative and develop activities to support and encourage their own innovative teaching modalities. Unit members shall not be evaluated on those lessons and/or instruction during this pandemic/period of distance learning.
2. Bargaining unit members will be expected to provide instruction, resources, and support to students through distance learning. However, considering the personal challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g., members’ own childcare concerns/needs), bargaining unit members shall not be required to maintain a set daily schedule throughout the emergency school closure; however, teachers should try to maintain a daily schedule to the best of their ability.
3. The coursework provided to students shall have the intention of promoting continuity of learning while students are not in school. This will include enrichment, intervention, and/or exposure to new material. The pace of instruction shall be at the discretion of the teacher based on the needs of one’s students. The work provided will not require summative assessments.
4. Bargaining Unit Members shall not be required to host and lead live, real-time virtual instruction more than 3 hours per week (prorated as a percentage of FTE).
5. The District will provide clear instructions for grading and assessments, specific to each level of education, by April 13, 2020, for grading during the final grading period. The District will communicate those expectations to the families of SLUSD students.
Special Education, Counselors, and Psychologists
The parties agree to meet at the request of either party to address implementing guidance from the CDE and/or Federal Department of Education in order to provide equitable and appropriate education for students with special needs. Special education teachers will work collaboratively with core content teachers via a virtual platform to adapt lessons to meet the needs of students in a digital learning environment and ensure that lessons and activities are appropriate, as documented in the student’s IEP.
1. All students with disabilities will be provided continuity of learning through a variety of distance learning resources, as appropriate. This enables all students access to the same learning opportunities.
2. Related Service Providers (Adapted PE, etc.), will prepare appropriate distance learning activities that can be performed at home.
3. Virtual tools shall be used to hold any necessary IEP meetings and to meet and collaborate on a student’s IEP. The district shall obtain parent/guardian signatures and send a hard copy of the IEP to students’ families.
4. School Psychologists may provide appointments for students for social emotional and/or behavioral needs as deemed necessary by the psychologists, as well as communicate with families to provide support. Any appointments scheduled may be conducted by, telephone or virtual tools.
5. Counselors may provide virtual or telephone appointments to students for academic counseling, monitoring, and guidance. These appointments or conversations may be conducted via email, telephone, or other virtual tools, as appropriate.
6. Speech and Language Pathologist may provide individual and/or group virtual lessons. These lessons may be conducted via email, by telephone, or other virtual tools, as appropriate.
7. If an extended school year is needed to meet IEP requirements, SLTA and SLUSD will negotiate the professional expectations impact of those requirements.
Evaluations, Credentialing and Professional Status
1. Bargaining Unit Members receiving a satisfactory evaluation as of January 25, 2020, shall have their final evaluations reflect a final satisfactory rating. Bargaining Unit Members who received notice of a potential unsatisfactory evaluation as of January 25, 2020, shall have their evaluations voided and shall be placed in the evaluation cycle for the 2020-2021 school year. It is understood that teachers may be developing lessons to be delivered via a new modality. Teachers shall not be evaluated based on the “quality” of those lessons or instruction during this crisis. Final evaluation conferences shall be held virtually and signed electronically.
2. The status of members in the District’s Induction program shall not be affected by the school closure, unless induction requirements are not completed.
1. Upon the State/County/District determining schools are safe to reopen, the District shall provide at least 48-hour notice to all unit members to prepare for return to the classroom with students.
2. The first workday back to District work sites shall be a non-student day for preparation to resume in-person classes, and all District classrooms/facilities shall be cleaned/disinfected (and in accordance with any previously agreed to conditions between the parties).
3. All components of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Association and District not addressed by the terms of this agreement shall remain in full effect. This agreement is non-precedent setting.
4. This MOU resolves the negotiable effects of distance learning due to COVID-19. The District and/or Association reserve the right to negotiate any additional impacts related to COVID-19 and/or additional school closures in the 2019-20 school year.
This MOU shall expire in full without precedent on June 30, 2020, unless extended by mutual written agreement.
Memorandum of Understanding
Between San Leandro Unified School District
And San Leandro Teachers’ Association
Regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus Emergency
The San Leandro Unified School District (“District”) and San Leandro Teachers’ Association (“Association”) enter this Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) regarding the issues related to the coronavirus COVID-19 (“coronavirus”).
The parties recognize that staff may need to self-quarantine, become quarantined, and/or the District may need to close a school or schools on an emergency basis to slow the spread of illness arising from the coronavirus during the 2019-20 school year.
While our schools are in session, the parties agree:
1. Unit members who may have been or were potentially exposed to the coronavirus and are required to be quarantined or who self-quarantine while schools in the District are still open shall be placed on paid leave, which shall not be deducted from the member’s sick, personal, or extended illness leave.
2. Unit members who have a doctor’s note indicating a higher risk for serious illness from coronavirus because of age, a serious long-term health problem, or otherwise, shall not be required to report to a worksite.
3. The District will provide hand soap and hand sanitizer for every classroom and bathroom, hand sanitizer stations around every campus [consider defining number per a given number of classrooms], and access to hand sanitizer at each unit member workstation who does not have a traditional classroom.
4. The District will ensure that all sinks (including those located in staff break rooms, all bathrooms, cafeterias/kitchens, classrooms, and janitorial closets) are functioning with hot water and kept stocked with soap and paper towels.
5. The District will ensure that every classroom is cleaned and sanitized daily during the coronavirus outbreak.
6. Districts will comply with Cal-OSHA guidelines.
In the event of continued school closures, the parties agree:
7. Unit members will be notified by email or phone about any school closures, including any decisions to extend school closures once they commence, or the decision to report back to school.
8. Unit members shall not be directed or required to report to their worksite while their worksite is closed to students.
9. Unit members’ compensation and benefits shall not be reduced in the event of an emergency school closure.
10. The District shall submit a “J-13A Request for Allowance of Attendance Due to Emergency Conditions” waiver to the CDE to mitigate the loss of funding due to lower than normal Average Daily Attendance (“ADA”). If the waiver is denied or the state requires students to make up days for the 2019-20 school year, the parties will negotiate make-up student instructional day(s) up to the number of school closure days.
11. Members will be expected to work remotely, and submit lesson plans and student activities into a Google Drive folder, provided by the District for this purpose. Lessons are intended to be provided as learning opportunities for students, not as requirements. They are not to be graded in such a way as to penalize students. The District shall clearly communicate due dates associated with this expectation.
12. All closed schools will be decontaminated before staff or students return.
13. Unit members negatively impacted by the additional calendar move of spring break shall not be harmed. The District and the Association will work with the bargaining unit member on a case by case basis.
The Association reserves the right to negotiate any additional impacts of school closures in the 2019-20 school year.
This MOU shall expire in full without precedent on June 30, 2020, unless extended by mutual written agreement.
Greetings SLTA Members,
I hope you all enjoyed your holidays. SLTA is entering a very busy time of year, with the elections coming up, important training opportunities, Principal evaluations and the start of the bargaining cycle.
On Tuesday, January 21, Rep. Council will meet with a busy agenda. Site Representatives will be scheduling site meetings at each school so Executive Board and Bargaining Team members can hear your ideas about what SLTA should be fighting for at the Bargaining Table. We’ll use information from those meetings to craft our annual bargaining survey. By mid-March, we alert the District what articles of the contract will be opened for negotiation. We’ll also use the January Rep Council meeting to finalize endorsements for the March 3 primary, chart our election strategy, and welcome special guest Angela Normand. Angela is the CTA Board Member who represents Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, and she is also a candidate for the Alameda County Board of Education. Rep. Council is open to all members. We begin at 3:45 P.M. in the SLHS Staff Cafeteria.
Schools and Communities First
Please continue to gather signatures for CTA’s ballot initiative. SLTA has gathered nearly 200 signatures. At the very least, visit your site rep and sign a petition. If SCF passes, it will raise $12 Billion for California schools each year, which amounts to an increase in funding for our District of about 7 percent. Special thanks to Natasha Weidner, Patty Fishbaugh and Karen Koizumi who were the top signature gatherers in November and December. The top signature gatherer in January and February will win the second gift certificate for Paradiso. If you have petition signatures already, please give them to your site rep before Tuesday’s meeting. If you need more signature forms, let me know and I will deliver them to your school.
SLTA Event Supporting Measure N, January 30 – Mark your Calendars!
SLTA has endorsed SLUSD’s School Bond initiative, Yes on Measure N. Measure N will modernize facilities and build new classrooms for our growing student population. STAND, SLTA’s political action committee, is hosting the campaign’s Kickoff event on January 30 at the Alta Mira Club, 4-7 P.M. Please put this on your calendar and plan on attending. We will have food, drink and music. Most importantly, members and guests will have the opportunity to hear from local community leaders and learn how to participate in this critical election.
Special Education Issues Trainings
On Friday, February 7, CTA is holding a special training in San Jose to examine Inclusive practices, IEP Rights and Responsibilities, and supporting students with disabilities. SLTA will provide a substitute and cover registration costs for the first 10 people who would like to attend. Confirm you want to attend by responding to this email and I will share details about how. Here is the conference flier.
SLTA Special Education Forum
On January 25, SLTA will be hosting a Special Education Forum at the San Leandro High School library. Look for an event announcement next week.
My warmest wishes to you all and hopes for a wonderful vacation. When we return from our holiday, we will find ourselves at the start of a very shortened election cycle. Two items will be at the top of a very busy election cycle: the Schools and Communities First Statewide ballot measure; and San Leandro’s school bond, which will appear on the March Ballot as Measure N.
Schools and Community First
Congratulations to Roosevelt School’s Natasha Weidner, who was our top ranked signature gatherer for November and December! Natasha has earned the first prize, which is a Paradiso Gift Certificate. Thank you for all the hard work. Shout outs to Roosevelt School, which had the top three signature gatherers, including Natasha, Patty Fishbaugh and Karen Koizumi. Another Paradiso gift card will be awarded for the person who gathers the most signatures in January and February.
Please Keep Collecting Signatures! We need to gather more than 600,000 signatures to qualify SCF for the state ballot. The holidays are a great time to gather signatures. When your friends and family come to visit, don’t let them eat dessert until they sign! If you need a few petitions, let me know and I will bring you some on Friday.
March 3 Election
SLTA’s Representative Council unanimously endorsed the San Leandro School Bond measure, Measure N, which will appear on the March 3 ballot. While Rep Council’s support was unanimous, we had a discussion about assuring that the District is communicating with teachers and parents about the needs of each school community. Rep Council also endorsed Angela Normand, who is running for County Board of Education in the District that includes much of Oakland and Alameda. Angela is a teacher in Brentwood, and is our CTA Board Member for much of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.
SLTA coordinates all of its election work through STAND (San Leandro Teachers Advocating New Directions), our political action committee. The STAND Committee consists of James Riddle, Nancy James and myself. The committee will be forwarding a list of recommendations for SLTA’s campaign activities to the January Representative Council.
Finally, don’t forget to check out the SLTA website, Instagram and Facebook group.
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