April 3, 2006

Registration of Members and guests

Meeting called to order at 3:31

Role call of Rep. Council

Secretary presents the minutes:

Minutes approved as presented

Treasurers Report

After discussion of reimbursements and treasurer's report on IRS tax compliance, treasurer's report was

approved as presented.

Committee Reports

Nurses Evaluation Form committee: Pat Wiley reported that the next meeting is April 5th @ 2:00 at Venado. The nurses are going to choose 3 standards of the 168 total to work on this year.

Marlene: Membership committee report next month as Marlene was absent.

Gifts were given to five first time attendees. The Representative Council voted back in September to allow attendees to become Representative Council members by attending 3 consecutive times and agreeing to continue to attend and represent teachers.

Loren doing email addresses. If you are not receiving updates, contact Loren Myhill via email or @ Alton Site (714) 435-0355 and you will never be left out again.

Carolyn or Nancy: PAR committee report. PAR Committee has chosen Consulting teachers to help teachers given Unsatisfactory Evaluations. Human resources is to notify these teachers.

Presidents report:

Negotiations update: Ballots have been counted and ratification of the 2005-2006 Contract was successful. The final results included 190 total ballots returned. There were 180 Yes votes, 3 No votes; 1 unmarked vote, and 6 not signed. DO NOT FORGET TO SIGN YOUR BALLOTS AND FOLLOW ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR RETURNING THEM AS ANY UNSIGNED BALLOT CANNOT BE COUNTED. THE 2 ENVELOPES ALLOW FOR CONFIDENTIALITY AND GUARD AGAINST ANY FRAUD.

Anyone wishing to be considered for the IBPST for 2006-2007 must fill out an application. Loren has, to date, only received John Well's application.

It was moved and seconded that there be a minimum of at least 1 ACCESS teacher and 1 Special Schools' teacher on the IBPS Team. After discussion of OCSEA By-laws' language, which states that the bargaining team members are chosen by the President and approved by the Representative Council (regardless of where they work), the original motion was amended to state that it is recommended that there be a minimum of at least 1 ACCESS teacher and 1 Special Schools' teacher on the IBPS Team. This amended motion was approved.

COE Presidents meeting: The proposed COLA (Cost of Living Allowance) for next year has been revised upward an additional .5% since January which brings next year's COLA to over 6%. Nothing is final until the budget is signed by the Governor, but we expect funding to be a little better than last year.

Monitoring the contract: Mary Jane was working with Lisa Eck on the grievance involving teachers not getting full pay as a site liaison. Our new Contract now provides for a split assignment and pay so the grievance is over. SEE NEW CONTRACT LANGUAGE.

Roster size violations must always be reported to the union and 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. Never forget that an injury to one is an injury to all. No one should be working in a hostile work 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.

Old business

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 can also give these packets to all fee payers so they can see the value of membership. Surprisingly, many fee payers still think they are Union members because money is being taken out for dues, but until they sign a membership application, they are not Union members.

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 us know.

Leadership Conference in Palm Springs: Eight people attended the conference where we were all exposed to lots of great information for building stronger locals. It was good to see all the progress we have made in the past year, but it was also good to be reminded that we still have a lot of areas that need improvement. Thank you Lupe, Jim, Scott, Ryan, Rebecca, Roger, Loren, and Pat for giving of your time to help us all become stronger.

New business

Treasurer reimbursements: Receipts given to Mary Burton if expenditure has been approved. It was moved, seconded, and approved that OCSEA send flowers to Roger Slagle as he recuperates at home. It was moved, seconded, and approved that OCSEA buy a present not to exceed $200.00 as a farewell and thank you to Lisa Eck, our Chapter Services Consultant, who has helped us in so many ways. Our new Chapter Services Consultant will also be a very experienced CTA consultant, Norma Potter.

Elections Committee: Cara, Pat W., Scott, Carolyn, Jim, Rebecca, Ryan, John, Debbie, Pat E., Tom and Nancy will comprise the Elections Committee and will develop time-lines, purchase envelopes, mail out ratification ballots, count ballots, collect nominations for new officers, prepare ballots, do mailing, and count ballots. The first meeting will be held next Monday April 10th @ 3:00 at Alton.

New officer elections: Elections for all officers are to be held this year.

Representative Council elections: Will be held again next spring. Representatives serve two year terms.

Next meeting location and time Alton @ 3:15/3:30 on May 1, 2006.

Items from the membership as time permits. Actually, these should be on the agenda prior to the meeting and addressed under New Business if possible.

Be sure you have signed in on the attendance sheet. Copy to Loren

Meeting adjourned at 4:45

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