Vaccines are coming, but I have not heard any details at this time. We all want to get back to 'normal' but we can't yet.
There are many around us that have had a terrible impact from this virus and we have colleagues that are still fighting it. The least we can do is make sure we do everything we can to honor those that are helping us get through this.
Let's stay on the right path... Wear Masks, Social Distance, Keep Safe!
Candidacy forms are available under LEA Forms/Resources for NEA Rep Assembly July 3-6, 2021. It has not yet been determined if the Rep Assembly will be virtual or take place in Denver, Colorado. If you are interested, you must complete the application and submit to Damian Dagenbach by email or US Mail so that it arrives to him by February 9, 2021.
Candidacy forms are available under LEA Forms/Resources for the LEA Office positions of First VP or Treasurer. If you are interested, you must complete the application and submit to Damian Dagenbach by email or US Mail so that it arrives to him by February 9, 2021.
It was approved through the LEA Executive Committee this past fall that if above positions are not contested, the winners will be determined through acclamation and therefore no vote is needed. If a vote is needed, the LEA leadership will advise you by February 19, 2021, of the alternate plans of voting since the Spring General Meeting scheduled for March 9, 2021, will be held virtually due to COVID.
PD Express Credit for Meetings/Book Studies
Everyone that wanted credit for 1st semester meetings should have submitted a spreadsheet showing total hours. Meeting hours that are not individually on PDX and that fall under the ‘1st semester meetings’ have to be on one spreadsheet with total hours. The instructions on how you do that and a sample template to use are attached. This is the only way those hours will be accepted. Read the instructions attached in order to get credit. Registration closes for Meetings dated 12/31/20 this week (1/14/21).
Book studies are also logged on a spreadsheet and turned in at the end of the book study. Book studies are listed on March 31.
LEA Second Semester Calendar Events
January 12 Electronic Building Rep Meeting
January 19 Local Officer Candidacy Forms/NEA delegate Forms due to Damian Dagenbach via email.
Offices include 1st VP , Treasurer.
January 26 LPDC Meeting
February 9 Building Rep Meeting - Zoom
February 23 LPDC Meeting
March 4 Voting NEA Delegates - In building if necessary based on candidacy forms submitted
March 9 Spring General Meeting (Format to be determined)
March 23 LPDC Meeting
April 13 Electronic Building Rep Meeting
April 20 LPDC Meeting
April 23 LEA Banquet (Hopefully)
May 4 LPDC Meeting
May 11 Building Rep Meeting, LPDC Meeting
Make sure you are on Constant Contact for your Personal Email regarding LEA Contract Negotiations. That information is not determined yet and is not included in this listing of dates. Email Kevin Carlin if you are not currently receiving LEA email through Constant Contact.
Important Second Semester Contractual Dates
There may be other deadlines in the contract that would be important to you, please check the area in the contract regarding your situation. Do not rely on this information as conclusive of every date in the contract.
Contract Article 2.10 Deadline: In the event a deadline occurs on a weekend or when the district office is closed, the preceding workday will be the deadline at 4:30 PM.
January/February Start watching for vacancy postings, I am not sure when they will begin this year but in the past they start showing up online in January/February. I will try to send out a notice when they begin.
Last Workday January Retirement One-Time Payment - Article 17.02
If retiring, notify Rob Kramer, Exec. Director of HR by this date to receive a one- time payment of $500.
First Contractual Date Continuing Contract - Appendix K
February For anyone that submitted an application (in October, 2020) for Continuing Contract, all necessary original transcripts must be to the HR Department in order to be considered.
June 15 Personal Leave - Article 14.02(D)
If you are interested in converting your unused personal leave to an additional personal day for the 2021 school year, you must complete Appendix O in our contract by June 15th. Instructions are on the form.
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