Jan 23

Charter School Resolution

 

 Charter Resolution

 

The Vallejo Education Association supports quality neighborhood public schools and opposes privately- run unregulated charter schools that are harmful to Vallejo and all Solano County students.

 

WHEREAS, unregulated charter schools do not have an elected board of education and are not accountable to the public, and

 

WHEREAS, unregulated charter schools receive millions in taxpayer dollars but are not held to the same standard of accountability and they don’t sufficiently disclose how they spend tax payer dollars, and

 

WHEREAS, unregulated charter schools take funding and resources from students in our neighborhood public schools, and

 

WHEREAS, unregulated charter schools often exclude or push-out students that need extra help, such as children with disabilities, language learners, or children with behavior challenges, and

 

WHEREAS, unregulated charter schools are exempt from major sections of California Education Code that protect students, and

 

WHEREAS, the current rules regarding transparency and accountability have not been sufficient to support the oversight of charter school operations and the California legislature has not yet passed legislation such as AB 1478 and SB 808 to ensure more oversight, transparency, or accountability, and

 

WHEREAS, the Vallejo Education Association believes that undermining local public schools undermines the future of working families in the region,

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Vallejo Education Association opposes bringing more privately-run unregulated charter schools that harm our students into Solano County.

 

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Vallejo Education Association urges the Vallejo City Unified School District and the Solano County Solano County Office of Education to explore a process, working with State and Local elected officials, for bringing forward requirements that applications for charter schools have the same level of oversight and accountability that Public Schools provide.

 

The foregoing resolution was acted upon at a regular meeting of the Vallejo Education Association and approved unanimously on December 7, 2017.

 

Attest:

 

 

____________________
Sheila Gradwohl
VEA President

Jul 25

Member Benefits Highlights 2016-2017

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Jun 04

Congratulations VEA Scholarship Winners 2016-2017

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Jun 04

VEA Officer Election Results

VEA Election Results

Vice President:                   Marnee’ McKenzie
Secretary:                            Sue Levy                    
High School Director:        Bruce Wilson
Elementary Director:         Kevin Steele
Child Care TK Director:    Loree Tackmier
CTA State Council:            Lynette Henley
K-8 Director:                       Dana Drane

Thank you to everyone who participated in this election.

Jun 04

VEA Bargaining Brief – June 1, 2017

VEA Bargaining Brief- June 1, 2017

 

We met with the District for the first time since our agreement was ratified in the fall. It was a productive exchange of ideas.

 

 

  • The District reports that they have a large pool of qualified, credentialed new hires to begin next school year. We are all looking forward to having positions filled at all levels.

 

  • An MOU has been signed for Elementary and K-8 Sites to schedule the District and Prep days for next year. The days follow a similar format to last year, with the exception of the first day of school; next year it will be a Teacher Prep Day.

 

  • We discussed ideas about a new article to add to the contract around just cause/ due process, set our bargaining calendar for next school year, and made commitments for our next meeting in the fall.

 

 

Enjoy a well deserved break! Your Bargaining Team looks forward to representing you at the table in the fall!

For immediate bargaining updates, please send your personal email to your bargaining contact below:

Marnee’ McKenzie– eenram@aol.com : Wardlaw, Cooper, Steffan, Beverly Hills, and Pennycook.

 

Carol Bishopcairolouise@comcast.net :  Jesse Bethel, Vallejo High, Franklin Middle, Hogan Middle, and Regional Education Center.

 

Leanne Dudenleanne.duden@gmail.com : Mare Island, Patterson, Federal Terrace, Vallejo Charter, Highland, and Cave

 

Kathy Hellfeierkhellfeier50@comcast.net : Loma Vista, Widenmann, Everest, Dan Mini, Glen Cove, and Lincoln

 

Bruce Wilsonbrucequaker@gmail.com : Solano Middle, Hogan Middle, John Finney, and Vallejo High

Jun 04

Teacher Support Program

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Relay for Life 2017

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Apr 16

2017 VEA Officer Election

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Apr 16

VEA Officer Election

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Apr 16

Day of the Teacher

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