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Negotiations starting in February 2019
Chardon Local Schools BOE increased substitute pay to $95/day
Monday December 17: LPDC @ 4PM Chardon Middle School & Board Meeting @ 6:30PM
Sept 20- Professional Growth Plan
Sept 28- SLO Test submitted to ez-SLO
Sept 30- Improvement Plan (if necessary)
COMPLETE teacher self-evaluation prior to first observation, if on a full eval cycle
Oct 12- NEOEA Day
Oct 19- CEA vs KEA Bocce Tournament
Recognition Dinner -- Tues May 1 at St. Mary's. All members are invited to celebrate our colleagues' milestones and other honors in their education profession. You should have received an invitation in your mailbox. Payment of $28/person is due to Patty Pinckard (CMS) by Fri Apr 20 and is BYOB.
Friend of Education Nomination -- Every year we like to honor a member of the community (not an employee) who donates time/energy to our students and/or schools. They are invited to the Recognition Dinner to receive their award. If you'd like to nominate someone, please email Tammy by Monday April 9 with the person's name, contact information and detailed summary of their contribution to our students/schools. You will be notified if your person is selected.
REDUCTION IN FORCE Mrs. Tammy Segulin, Drs. Hanlon and Klein, Ms. Elegante, Mr. Kofol, Anne Thomas (OEA labor relations consultant) and our Classified union leadership. As outlined in our collective bargaining agreement, both Admin and Association must meet to discuss potential RIFs prior to those members receiving formal notification.
ANNUAL INTENT FORM - as soon as Feb 21 - If the Reconfiguration plan is approved, Administration will issue the Intent Form via Google forms. More will be discussed at Gen Mbsp Mtg on Feb 12.
Grade-Level & Building Reconfiguration Plan -- Later this week, CEA, CACE, Dr. Hanlon, Dr. Klein and Dr. Anne Thomas (OEA) will meet. More details will be shared on Friday's P.D. day.
Levy attempt slated for May 2018 -- The Board will place a 3.9 mil levy on the May 8, 2018 ballot. At a recent work session, they deliberated several millage amounts but finally agreed to keeping the same millage attempt as Nov 2017, thinking it is still a viable ask. Treasurer Brudno reiterated that winning small millages requires shortened levy cycles; this community is used to levies lasting 5+ years; however, the state's school funding model, college-credit-plus tuition and charter school funding laws have dramatically changed how often districts must return to the voters. REDUCTION-IN-FORCE is quite possible should this levy fail.
Levy Info- The Board of Education is currently determining what course of action to take now that the 3.9-mil levy did not pass
Major Medical Insurance- We've renewed our insurance with Aetna at an increased premium rate.
Portage County DD -- These 19 educators are still on strike, hoping their Board of Education will return to the bargaining table with a federal mediator. We've shared their newsletter to your personal email and you can follow local news outlets or their Facebook page "Support our Portage SSAs".
District Seniority List -- Last week, everyone received a digital copy of the seniority list draft from Christa Barto. This is your one opportunity to have items corrected before the list is finalized Oct. 31.
BARGAINING -- The negotiations team will meet with the Board's team on May 8 and 10 after school. We continue to discuss major topics and are making headway.
LPDC -- The Licensure Committee has their last meeting of this school year on Mon May 15. Please prepare your documents if you are closing out your IPDP and renewing your license. See email from Vicki Eby for specifics.
CEA COMMITTEES -- All committee chairpersons and committee members are asked to continue in their posts for the 2017-18 school year unless someone else is ready to assume the duties. Please notify Tammy of any committee membership changes or vacancies that need posted to general membership.
Negotiations -- We are underway with the help of a Federal Mediator and a new process called Critical Issues Bargaining. Teams met March 2 to exchange issues and now enter a data collection phase to prepare for the next all-day session on March 17
Negotiations Team -- Angie Beekman (Ma), Dwight Goss (MS), Dan Heintz (MS), Mary Pat Martin (Ha), Tammy Segulin (At-large), Anne Thomas (OEA). Observers: Betty Murzynsky (Mu), Maggie Cook (MS/HS). For the Board: Mike Hanlon (Sup), Ed Klein (AS), Doug Murray (HS), Louise Henry (Mu), Linda Elegante (SpEd), Eric Johnson (Bd Att'y). Observer Board Members: Madelon Horvath, Karen Blankenship.
CEA Elections -- Please refer to email from Tammy Segulin in regards to our Elections Chairperson, Cheri Gualdoni sent on Febuary if interested in a CEA position. Nominations deadline is April 21, 2017.
SLO -- SLO year-long post-assessments administered - No later than April 21, 2017 - SLO final rating due to administrator with completed SLO Scoring Template. -May 1, 2017
By now, you should be well into your evaluation process and have met with your evaluator. In the coming months, your walk-throughs and formal observations will be complete. It is worth 50% of your summative rating.
If this is your full eval year, you must complete the Self-Evaluation which was emailed separately. Make a copy, complete it and submit to your evaluator. It is worth 15% of your summative rating.
Lastly, give yourselves enough time to administer/grade your SLO (remember per the state Safe Harbor provision, all A1 and A2 teachers are using SLO results not the AIR test results from last year). All SLO data and student growth results must be submitted to your evaluator by April 30. It is worth 35% of your summative rating.
Public School Works -- The CEA issued a Demand to Bargain notice to Administration and formally met Fri Feb 10. We reached a tentative agreement and will present the terms at the GMM.
Facilities Advisory Committee-- This new committee is specifically discussing the master facilities plan for new/renovated buildings. New members always welcome. Notify Ellen Ondrey.
CEA Elections -- Elections Chairperson, Cheri Gualdoni, is currently accepting nominations for building representatives, OEA/NEOEA representatives, President, Secretary. All members will vote in April; persons receiving the highest vote are elected to the position; next highest are alternates
First facilities meeting at 6:30 in the Chardon Middle School Library.