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  We have a settled contract!!!! 
At about 5:00pm we signed the final agreement regarding salary and compensation.  The next step is for all of the language changes agreed to at the table and the salary and compensate piece to go up for ratification by all instructional contract employees. Next week we will publish the  entire package through your district email, personal email, on the MCEA website, and on the MCEA Bulletin Boards at school sites.
To answer the question you all are probably asking, “ What about the money?”
See below:
 
                   Effective        Highly Effective
Annual       $1200                $1500
PSC              $900                $1200
 
Title 1 Supplement for instructional staff at all Title 1 schools     $500
 
Reading Remediation Supplement (PSE)     $500
 
We are hoping to have the ratification vote the first week in October.  Then the contract will go before the school board on October 18 for approval.  Retro pay would come in the November 17 paycheck.
 
Congratulations to the MCEA Team for a timely conclusion and a huge thank you for giving of your time and talents to represent and bargain for your colleagues.  A special shout out for Rich Grady from FEA for his endless energy and commitment to MCEA throughout the bargaining process and for filling in on short notice.
 
Pam Miller
MCEA President

PSE MOU Ratification Vote Results

Members,

The  results of ratification vote for the MOU Work Hours and Salary Amounts for Instructional Personnel at Port Salerno Elementary for the 2016-2017 School Year

are as follows :

                               95% Approve               667 votes

                                  5% Not approve         32 votes

Only one schools votes were invalidated due to the number of signatures and ballots not matching. 

Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote.

 

Pam Miller

Middle School Executive Board Opening/Treasurer Opening

Members,

You should have received a self-nomination form for two vacant positions within MCEA.

First, middle school teachers really need a Middle School Representative on the Executive Board.  As you know there are changes happening at your level that could impact schedules,  your work hours, planning times, administrative times etc.  Your voice needs to be heard on the Executive Board level.  Please, think about representing your colleagues in this vital position.

Secondly, we need a Treasurer.  This is an important job that also holds a seat on the E=Board. The books are sorted out and clean so you would not be inheriting a mess.  If you have questions contact MCEA and I will be happy to answer and explain anything for you.

In order to do our work well we have to have representation from all levels and all of the officers positions filled and functioning.

Please consider getting involved!

Pam

Supplement Committee Members Needed

School Site Leaders- Especially Middle School Leaders,

We have an opening on  the Supplement Committee for a middle school 
teacher.  The first meeting is this coming Tuesday at 4:00pm in Room 7 
of HR building.  It is important that you are represented on this 
committee.  If you would like to take the position or have questions 
please, email or call the office.

Pam

Invitation

Members,

Please understand that the invitation below is not an endorsement of the candidate.  It is simply and invitation extended to Martin County teachers to meet with the candidate to become informed on his message and intentions for the school board.  Keep in mind that the school board is our governing body, employer, and advocate for our students.  It is helpful to educate ourselves on those who seek the position and their ideas for the future of education in MC.

If the other candidate is holding an event  for teachers and would like to send on invitation through MCEA we will be happy to extend that to members also.

Pam Miller

 

 

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Beware of Politicians Bearing “Gifts”

The Florida Education Association and MCEA provide the best and broadest employment legal representation available to their members should they ever need it.

This rattles some public officials. That’s why in the last legislative session they revived a failed program to provide liability insurance for educators, earmarking $1.2 million for this in the Florida budget.

Supporters of this program have stated that the politicians’ purpose for passing it is an attempt to eliminate your union – particularly since FEA is the only statewide organization fighting the policies that hurt our students and our profession. Politicians think that this unneeded insurance is going to shrink our numbers, but the truth is your union offers far more than just insurance.And, during the five years the program was in effect a decade ago, our membership grew.


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • The program being funded is a failed program, which was in effect from 2001 through 2006 when it was finally repealed. A state study found that during the five years that this program was in effect, Florida spent $5.6 million in premiums to obtain claims payments of only $50,375. Obviously, there was no need for this coverage in the first place.
  • Disguised as a liability insurance program, this shady political move is in reality an attack on our union and our insurance programs.
  • Lawmakers expect this new coat of paint will fool you into accepting a “gift” that nobody wants or needs. However, we know you’ll see through their political games because you know that looks can be deceiving – and in this case, they are.
  • This program was repealed for good reason, and the ulterior motives for why they want to reinstate it are downright insulting: the politicians’ purpose for passing it is an attempt to eliminate your union. The FEA legal programs protect all members in employment-related disputes, employment criminal-related issues and provide access to attorneys for other professional, personal and union matters. They uphold the values and services important to educators like you.
  • FEA and MCEA will continue to provide you, and those who stand alongside you, the best legal services available. You’ve worked too hard to have politicians take that away and replace it with an inferior program that they know doesn’t work – all the while trying to sell it to you as a “gift.”

DON’T FORGET…

  • Politicians are trying to replace your liability insurance with a failed program disguised as a “gift”
  • This “gift” is intended to weaken teachers’ voices
  • FEA already provides you with the best coverage available

Let’s return this unopened present that we never asked for - and return the money to where it belongs, in our public schools.

 

Have you joined the MCEA Tiger Cope (Political Action Committee)?

2016 Retiree Insurance Benefit Changes

MARK YOUR CALENDAR - AUGUST 2016

 

 

 

September 5 - Labor Day - No School

September 6 - Executive Board Meeting

September 7 - Negotiations 4 PM

September 13 - School Site Leader Meeting

September 15 - PSE MOU Ratification Vote (ALL TEACHERS)

September 16 - MCHS night at Hurricane Wings 3:30-5:30

September 19 - Negotiation 4 PM

September 20 - School Board Meeting

September 21 - Early Release

September 22 - New Member Night at the MCEA office

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MCEA Mission Statement

MCEA is a not-for-profit professional teachers’ organization designed to advocate the advancement of a free public education for all; to empower and advance professional growth for educators; and to engage our members and our community in order to ensure that our students learn and succeed in a diverse world.

Congratulations to MCEA Teachers of the Year!

Kristin Murphy - BCE
Kimberly Zimmerman - CGE
Kerrie Cuccurullo - DLAMS
Kristine Aboujja - FAWE
Carmen Arencibia - HSE
Sarah Rodriguez - JBE
Rob Romano, Jr - JBHS
Charles Santos - MCHS
Brooking Bullock - PCE
Ellise Ryan - PWE
Stacy Reddish - SFHS
Kimberley Hubbard - WFE
Lauri Scrivani - WLC

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