Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 31

Information on 2012-13 VCUSD Buy Back Days

This is per Cheri Summers, Chief Academic Officer, regarding our Optional Buy Back Days on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 14th and 15th. This information is being mailed out to all certificated staff. GEARING UP FOR 2012-2013 Optional Staff Development Days August 14-15, 2012 SITE BASED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Site based professional development will be held at …

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Jul 19

Yes, Learning is Messy & Teachers DO want accountability

Dana Goldstein explains why corporate education reform is not a good idea in this “The Nation” video.

Jul 19

Important Information on the 2012-13 Student Calendar

Please note that the loss of instructional/pay cut days (aka furlough) are only IF Proposition 30, “The Save our Schools and Public Safety” initiative fails. The only exception are the two dates in November, which are right before the November election. Parents & Certificated Staff should NOT make plans that cannot be changed if the …

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Jul 16

To do today: Sign this online petition

To be delivered to: The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama Education should be left to educators. Please work to ensure that education policy is created by educators, and not by corporations or politicians. Public education policy in the United States is under attack from a variety of …

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Jul 15

VCUSD Payroll Deadlines

Teachers, If you click on the “Teachers” menu option, you can view the “Payroll Deadlines” document sent by VCUSD. Alternatively, this post will have the “tag” of “Payroll” and also placed in a “Payroll” category. As VEA receives these documents, we will make every effort to place them on the website for easier access.

Jul 13

Voices of Wisconsin Teachers

Wisconsin was the first state to grant collective bargaining rights to its teachers. This happened in 1962. In 2011, collective bargaining rights were stripped from them. Watch the video below. Do not let what happen in Wisconsin happen to teachers in California. Vote NO on Prop 32!