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.
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!
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.
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:
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)?
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
Have you been wondering what the Flex Day at the beginning of next school year is all about?
Well here goes....
The Flex Day and it's use are defined in the contract Article II.2.B.7 which states:
7. One (1) flex day will be available to teachers each school year. A flex day is defined as a teacher work day immediately preceding the first teacher pre-school work day. Flex days shall be used for planning and classroom preparation. A teacher may elect to work a flex day and then take one of the other teacher workdays off during the school year, including the last post-school day. Teachers must notify principals in advance as much as possible if a flex day will be utilized during any given school year.
To clarify further, the flex day will be Thursday, August 7. You do not have to use the flex day. You can begin your school year on Friday, August 8. MCEA negotiated this so that elementary teachers who tend to need more time at the beginning of the year to set up classrooms could have it and middle and secondary teachers could use the time at the end of the year when they tended to need it more. If you work the flex day in August, you will need to notify your principal of the workday that you will not come in. There is no time specifically stated for this, but the expectation is that you will be professional and give them the information in a timely fashion.