October 2, 2006
Registration of members and guests.
Meeting called to order at 3:36
Role call of Rep. Council
Secretary presents the minutes:
Minutes approved as presented.
Treasurer's report approved as presented.
Nurses Evaluation Form committee: no updates at this time
In process of updating the membership list. A request made to Rich for current membership cards from CTA. Rich will request date of next New Teacher's Orientation so he will be able to present information on membership in the union.
Randy will send approved minutes to the website. He will also work on updating the website. Loren reported that all salary information is on the website.
Working on reforms to the unsatisfactory evaluation process. Next meeting is October 3, 2006.
An update on contract negotiations was given, health benefits, five year evaluations, a schedule of items to be discussed was presented to members. Roster size violations must always be reported to the union and to your principal. Principals are responsible for all student placements and must be held strictly to our contractual agreement. All teachers must report violations to the contract. Even if it is another teacher at your site who is being violated; it is a serious matter and does affect you. Please read page 31 of the contract. It spells out class and roster size, as well as classroom space. Never forget that an injury to one is an injury to all. No one should be working in a hostile environment, and the vast majority of us do not. We must rally in support of anyone who is being abused and not ever become tolerant of this behavior. Everyone suffers in a negative environment, but we can change it if we all unite and stand up for each other.
New member packets and calendars: please take enough packets for new members at your site and a calendar for yourself and everyone at your site who may need one. You may also give these packets to all fee payers so they can see the value of membership. Site visits: Loren will continue to visit sites as time permits. If you want your site or staff meeting to be next in priority, please let him know.
The treasurer has sent a check for the OSCC 2006 Fall Leadership Conference, October 6 ’Äì 8, 2006.
Loren reported that the OCDE pay scale is below the county average.
Next Meeting: November 6, 2006 at 3:30 p.m.
Meeting adjourned at 4:35 p.m.