AEA New Members Luncheon. 2012-2013. Welcome!. Show of hands: First time teachers? 1 - 3 years? 4 -10 years? 11 - 20 years? Member of a union ? Grow Up in a union household?. AEA. Representing Arlington teachers continuously since 1927
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AEANew Members Luncheon
Show of hands:
First time teachers?
1 - 3 years?
4 -10 years?
11 - 20 years?
Member of a union?
Grow Up in a union household?
There are thousands of organizations in the fields of education and labor, but only ONE has the primary purpose of:
(Ottoson Middle School)
I always wanted to be an executive!
Arlington High School: David Moore, John Bookston, Moira Byer
Ottoson Middle School: Judy Packer, Linda Tomilson
Bishop: Annette Brubaker, Liz Higgins
Brackett: Diane Vergnani
Hardy: Marsha Mann
Peirce: Evelyn DeRosa
Stratton: Ellen Mendes
Thompson: Lynne Dichter, Nicole Melnick
Webmaster: Rebecca Bell
Loaded with Information:
New Teacher Handbook
AEF Grant Information
12% of members involved in committee work
2.5%, 2%, 2% (+steps)
2 Days during school year for report writing etc…
Absences are allowed for religious holy days when your religious beliefs require an absence from school.
Details are in the contract….
Health Reimbursement Account
Mary Cummings – LPAT Chair
Legislative and Political Action Committee – Senate District
Val Sarazen – “PAL” Political Action Leader
We need all the help we can get to retain our collective voice in Massachusetts!
MTA – Advocating Toolkits
I want to teach!
AEA is here to help!
Recent MTA Poll: “When it comes to improving public schools, whose opinion do you trust and value most?”
The local, state and national teachers’ organizations
are your opportunity to influence policies and practices
that shape your daily work life and the education field.
We hope you will join us in using that voice!
Union membership is a condition of employment in the Arlington Public Schools:
AEA/School Committee Contract Article XXII, Section A
Employees have the right to choose to pay an “agency fee” instead of full union dues. The agency fee for a full time Unit A member is $379.
Not entitled to
Full TimePart Time (50% or Less)