ADTA Liaison Committee Meeting

Dear Colleagues:

I would like to remind you of the upcoming ADTA Liaison Committee Meeting. It is scheduled to be held at the District Office, Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm. Please bring to the meeting any issues/concerns staff will have shared with you. This is an opportunity for us to bring to the administration’s attention any items that need to be resolved, with the exception of personnel issues. Often times, that which we present is resolved immediately or in a timely manner.

Attached are the notes from the last meeting, which was held January 21, 2015. I would appreciate it if you would print out the document and post it on the ADTA bulletin board in the staff workroom for members’ perusal.

If you are not able to attend the meeting and would prefer for me to present your issues/concerns, please forward them to me. Please provide me with as much detail as possible so that I may present your issues/concerns adequately.

Sincerely,
Linda Casas
Chair, ADTA Liaison Committee
512-923-416 (cellular)
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Bargaining Update

The following update went out to ADTA teachers 2.23.15

“The ADTA bargaining team met for the factfinding hearing today, February 23, 2015. We met from 9 am to 7pm. We entered mediation after the presentation and even though your team worked diligently to reach an agreement for ADTA members we did not get a settlement. While progress was made there are still issues in dispute.

The District changed its last, best and final offer after the close of the presentations. How that change will affect you will be explained at a general membership meeting on Wednesday, February 25th , at 4pm at Columbia MS. All unit members should attend to hear the ADTA Bargaining team report the information.

As we have informed you in previous meetings and notices, without an agreement today, the factfinding panel chairperson has 30 days to issue a non-binding recommendation to the union and the district.

Your bargaining team thanks you for all your support and will continue to fight on your behalf.

Thank You

Daily Press Writes of “Charged Atmosphere” at Board Meeting

AR-150219821.jpg&MaxW=650Another “Charged Atmosphere” board meeting. The struggle continues between Adelanto teachers “ADTA” and the Adelanto Elementary School District. Intro from the article:

“A vocal crowd of close to 200 people packed the Adelanto Elementary School District boardroom on Tuesday, bringing attention to stalled bargaining talks between the teachers union and administrators.

Parents and children joined teachers’ union leaders from Victorville, Hesperia, Barstow and Silver Valley school districts in support of the Adelanto educators. The collective bargaining battle has gone on for more than a year, and Adelanto teachers met last month to discuss the possibility of a strike.

“We are standing behind you,” said Beth Pierce, a union leader from the Victor Elementary School District. “We have teachers who feel that what is happening is completely unfair. We want you to know that every sign is worth it, every red shirt (worn in solidarity) is worth it, and every tear you shed is worth it. We’re there for you.””

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Original source is here: http://www.vvdailypress.com/article/20150219/NEWS/150219821/13060/LIFESTYLE

Good Teaching Conference South

CTA Good Teaching South-San Diego, CA
Friday, March 20-Sunday, March 22, 2015

 ADTA members interested in attending the Good Teaching South Conference please complete the attached conference interest form and notate the directions.

Approved attendees will receive an email confirmation. ADTA will complete all conference registration and hotel accommodations for members’ on their behalf to avoid any problems.  Please do not register yourself for a conference or hotel.

**Note: CTA’s Good Teaching Conference South in San Diego, CA has two Friday

pre-conference sessions on Friday, March 20, 2015.

 **Common Core and Beyond: A Practicum on Literacy and Mathematics Curriculum, Instructional Strategies, and Assessment  (see attached)

If you attend the Common Core Friday pre-conference you are responsible for the registration fee, hotel fee (if not attending Good Teaching So. main conference and decide to stay Thursday and/or Friday night), transportation and your own release time. ADTA and/or CTA will not pay for conference fees, hotel costs and transportation or release time for Friday’s Common Core pre-conferences.

**The Educator’s Guide to Saving and Investing for Retirement Understanding 403(b) and 457 for Your Future (see attached)

CTA/ADTA will sponsor three members to attend the Friday pre-conference, The Educator’s Guide. CTA will pay for release day and registration.  ADTA will cover the cost of transportation (mileage) only if you travel with another member. Hotel costs are only covered if you are ADTA approved as attendee for the main Good Teaching Conference South.  Your names will be submitted to Hector Anderson, our ADTA President for approval.

If interested in this seminar or any other events email Monica Cooper at adtaconferences@gmail.com

Deadline, Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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Parents Picketing The District

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The Adelanto parents have a Facebook Page called Adelanto Teachers We Love You.

The Victorville Daily Press has done a series of articles on our struggle. This one focuses on the parent support: http://www.vvdailypress.com/article/20150211/NEWS/150219963
(pdf available for download below)

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