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Proceed with caution – Do NOT sign! (updated)

VCUSD plans to unveil a “confidentiality” form that teachers may be asked to sign upon returning to school this week. VEA believes that confidentiality of student information is a vital interest that must be protected. However, VEA has serious concerns about the ambiguity of this form and plans to urge the District to meet with …

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Common Ground Founding Convention

VEA is excited to announce that we are founding members of “Common Ground,” an affiliate of the Industrial Areas Foundation. This new organization is committed to bring profound positive change to the communities of Solano and Napa counties. Common Ground is a non-partisan group that consists of faith-based organizations, non-profits and labor groups. We are …

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Press Release: Vallejo Educators Respond to Grand Jury Report on High School Safety Concerns

May 24, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Vallejo Educators Respond to Grand Jury Report On High School Safety Concerns VALLEJO – Local educators share many of the same concerns about Vallejo High School safety spelled out in a recent grand jury report. For the past two years, members of the Vallejo Education Association have reported …

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Process on changing your school site calendar – it cannot be imposed!

Under the VEA/VCUSD Collective Bargaining agreement, the district is responsible for setting the start and end time of our day. However, it is staff at school sites that have the ultimate say in the hours within the day. Under 5.11, any change in the bell schedule has to go through a process, which requires a …

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District retracts statement that it will “confiscate personal appliances”

VEA’s Bargaining team discussed the letter that was sent out by the District yesterday regarding personal appliances. Mel Jordan,  Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services, was part of this discussion and in fact, released a revised letter, which is posted below. Please note that Mel Jordan did acknowledge that the tone of the original letter was not …

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District seeks to ban and illegally confiscate teachers’ personal property

VEA has issued a demand to bargain on the letter that was sent today by VCUSD employee Denise Brogan-Whitford, most likely at the the direction of new District Administrator, Stephen Lane. This letter was sent to all VEA members and issued the directive to stop immediate use of personal appliances such as microwaves, refrigerators, and …

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VEA’s FAQ on restoration of 2012-13 furlough days

Right before the holiday break, Christal Watts, President of VEA, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Dr. Ramona Bishop, Superintendent of VCUSD. Below is the FAQ that has been developed for VEA members. Members will also see the proposed calendar change.  VEA has tentatively scheduled the vote to take place on Monday, January 14th …

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2012 Holiday Wishes

Christmas – Hanukkah – Kwanzaa Postcard by TotallyRandom Full Color postcard printing on zazzle

Restoration of Furlough Days

VEA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the VCUSD restoring all five days that were originally planned as furlough days for the 2012-13 school year. More details will be released regarding the specifics of the restoration language after the holiday break.

Website update

The VEA website has been experiencing issues since last week. It appears these issues have been resolved. We do apologize for the inconvenience to our members and anyone visiting our site. We hope that these issues will not occur again and appreciate everyone’s patience.