As we head into the new school year SCTA wanted to say welcome back! The upcoming school year is going to be very challenging for the SCUSD as a whole. As is if the process of implementing the Common Core State Standards was not going to be hard enough, our district is still facing a self-imposed consultant driven budget deficit. SCTA will be talking to you in the upcoming months about these and other issues that will need your attention as the year progresses. We are still plagued by site level and district level administrator issues that will require our collective attention. We know that right now you are taking the time to focus all your attention onto the children. The start of school is so important for our students. We know you are making sure they are getting your best next Tuesday. The adult things will run their course and be dealt with in due time. Our students and their families need us now more than ever. Have a great first day.
Site Representative Elections
It is very important that all sites have representation by the first rep council at SCTA September 12th. There are many pressing issues and important decisions to make and we need all sites represented to help guide us. Each elementary school should elect one member to represent them and each high school and middle school should elect one representative for every 25 members. It’s recommended to elect an alternate rep in case the elected rep is not able to attend one of the meetings. Please see some of the many roles and responsibilities of a Site rep:
ROLES OF A SITE REPRESENTATIVE
* Serves on the governance body or representative council.
* Represents the views of those within the faculty or unit from which he/she is elected.
* Represents the governance body (Rep Council) to the faculty.
* Serves as a membership promoter.
* Serves as a communicator between faculty members and SCTA.
* Serves as an organizer among the faculty or unit he/she represents.
* Serves as representative for teachers who are asked to meet with their administrator and the member believes it will result in disciplinary action.
* Refers members, who have received notice of a complaint that involves possible criminal action, to the President or CTA Representative.
Dates to Remember
September 2nd Labor Day Picnic ( 3:30-7:00 p.m. Land Park)
September 12th SCTA Representative Council (4:00-6:00 SCTA Office)
September 20th SCTA Benefits Fair (3:30-5:30 SCTA Office)
September 24th *School Site Council Training (4:00-5:30 SCTA Office)
September 26th *CTA Service Center Kickoff (6:00-8:00 Lions Gate Hotel)
September 27th * Diane Ravitch (6:30-8:30 p.m. Memorial Auditorium)
*Please check previous News Messengers or call the SCTA office at 916-452-5491 for tickets and or registration information.
The following is being distributed for informational purposes:
VOICES AGAINST PRIVATIZING PUBLIC EDUCATION
THE DARK TRUTH BEHIND THE PRIVATIZATION
OF PUBLIC EDUCATION
WHEN: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2013
WHERE: COLONIAL HEIGHTS PUBLIC LIBRARY
4799 STOCKTON BLVD. SACRAMENTO, CA 95820
TIME: 1:00 P.M – 5:00 P.M
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER:
OAKLAND PARENT ADVOCATE- SHARON HIGGINS
DISCUSSES THE GULEN CHARTER SCHOOL MOVEMENT
Also discussions on:
Who is profiting from the privatization agenda!
Connecting the dots and the conflicts with government officials!
COME LEARN ABOUT:
WHO IS BEHIND THE DESTRUCTION OF OUR PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM
WHO IS PROFITING FROM THE PRIVATIZATION AGENDA &
WHAT IS BEING DONE TO FIGHT BACK
COME JOIN THE MOVEMENT TO SAVE OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS & COLLEGES
KATHLEEN CARROLL-WHISTLEBLOWER/LAWYER/PUBLIC EDUCATION ADVOCATE
JESSICA ARRIAGA-SACRAMENTO PARENT/PUBLIC EDUCATION ADVOCATE
JERRY TAMBURINO- SACRAMENTO COMMUNITY ACTIVIST
JOIN US ON FACEBOOK: VOICES AGAINST PRIVATIZING PUBLIC EDUCATION