VEA is pleased to announce that the Teacher Resource Center of the North Bay will be opening a branch in Vallejo. Starting on July 28, 2015, this great resource will give free supplies to teachers of VCUSD. Visits will be by appointment only. Go to the calendar on this website and make your appointment now!
The premier workshop of its kind, CTA’s Summer Institute takes place at UCLA. Offering a variety of sessions in to assist chapter leaders in the day-to-day representation of their members.
This week-long event will feature hands-on activities to hone the skills needed to meet the challenges of the coming year.
The Summer Institute offers nine strands or tracks of instruction that span the entire week (Sunday to Thursday) and two that are two-and-a-half days (running either Sunday through Tuesday, or Tuesday through Thursday). Here’s the list of available strands/tracks.
• Communications Strand
• Member Benefits Strand
• Negotiations and Organizational Development (NOD) Strand
o Emerging Leaders Track
o Essential Bargaining Skills Track
o Advanced Bargaining Skills Track
o School Finance Track
• Instruction and Professional Development (IPD) Strand
• Community Engagement and Coalition Building Strand
• Health & Welfare Issues for Active Members and Retirees
• Legal Strand
o Track I – Group Rights
o Track II – Individual Rights
Participants register for the track of their choice. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Some strands/tracks fill up quickly, so it is important to register as early as possible. You may be wait-listed if your first choice is not available at registration. You will be given the opportunity to register for other available strands/tracks while you are wait-listed for your first choice.
If you’d like to apply, please fill out the Conference Request Form that can be found at myvea.org.
VEA is pleased to announce that, Pending final approval by the school board, a $5,000. retirement bonus will be offered to the first 20 members who notify the District that they will retire at the end of the 2014-2015 school year. Notification must be received by the District Office by April 13, 2015. The incentive is a $5,000. bonus payable at the completion of the school year. Members who work less than full-time will receive a prorated amount.
FYI: This will NOT count toward your salary; it is a ONE-TIME bonus payment.
If you have any questions concerning this bonus, please email Sheila Gradwohl at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 707-552-8487.