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Executive Board Sept. 1, 2015

Executive Board

September 1, 2015

 

 

Present: P. DELUCIA, J.P. WILSON, M. BERRIOS-GUNN, D. ORTIZ, J. STEELE, D. CAPTAIN, J. CHISHOLM, M. MALONEY, P. STRICKER, C. WILLEMS, M. MCNERNEY, M. PANTALEO, S. MIKOLIKE , D. STEPHENSON, E. MCDANIEL-EPPS, R. CORDAWAY, R. POMPANO, D. LOW, R. AUGUSTINE, T. HARRIS

 

Call to order 3:50.

 

Motion to accept the minutes from June – 2nd and passed.

 

Committee Reports

1.       Finance – P. Delucia – No business at this time.

2.       Grievance – T. Burns – 17 of 35 teachers had changes at Barnard.  14 have been resolved.  Three would move forward.

   Career – Teacher places on leave due to parent complaint.  DCF is involved.  Union is working hard with our lawyer to maintain the situation closely. 

3.       School Reform – D. Low – Professional Development and Evaluation Committee is meeting.

 

New Business

·         Class size issues should be reported in the building first from day one.  Keep dates and numbers.

·         Executive Board vacancy will be filled in October.

·         Steward Elections – Joint letter from Dave and Marianne will be sent with rules and procedures.

·         Head Steward Elections will be held in November.

·         Union elections will be held in December.  Nominations will be in October.

·         P.E., music, art – specials concerns with numbers and class schedule will be looked into on a case by case basis by the union.

·         FUND for teachers is giving $5,000 single grant and $10,000 group grants for professional learning only.  Information about these grants will be given to all stewards soon.

·         EPIC Forum for Teachers will be held Monday, September 28th and Monday, February 29th more to follow.

·         Funding has been secured for District Initiatives: Home connections for P drives, Cameras for video conferencing, Innovation mini grants up to $1000 – contact Dave Low for more information.

·         TEVAL concerns – IM/Principals making final number rating.  Formula for rating is not included in the new document. 

·         Explanation for new positions district-wide – HSC new leadership positions.

·         Union is meeting with Anthem to explore why medical deductions were so high.

·         Union will hold orientation for 1st and 2nd year teachers in October – More to follow.

·         E4E are not allowed in any school buildings at any time during the school day. 

·         New group similar to E4E has been formed CT School Finance Project.

·         HSA insurance plan has been switched to Connex Federal Credit Union so no fees will be taken out.

·         1st paycheck next year will be late due to leap year.  This happens every six or seven years.

·         Union is meeting with Will Clark on child care reimbursement.

·         Contract working group is meeting – Negotiations for our next contract will begin next year.

·         Tom has sent a formal letter to the state.  It appears TIF stipends may not be pensionable. 

·         Union has been to Hillhouse to monitor three principal design.

 

 

Adjournment 5:15 pm