TODAY TUEDAY, MAY 17TH - ANNUAL FRIENDS OF EDUCATION
Recognizing Michele Prendergast, 1st year teachers & teachers with 25 years of service.
Weymouth Elks 3:30-5:00
See You There
MEMORIAL COURTYARD SERVICE THURSDAY, MAY 26TH
CHAPMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL 3:45
Recognizing teachers/employees who have passed away in service
Tribute Holly Bunker
Necrology for over 80 retired teachers/empoyees who have passed away in the last three years.
Two wonderful events
All Welcome to attend
If you would like to participate as a Union Representative/Educator on the Assistant Superintendent Search Committee, please reply to this email by May 16, 2016. Be sure to include your name, school, number of years working in Weymouth, and contact information (preferred email address and phone number). I will forward all names to Administration.
The District is conducting a complete audit of staff salaries If you think you need or want WEA representation during this salary review, please contact Tom Healey, Grievance Chair. Please email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you agree with the District's audit and repayment plan, please sign off on it. If you have any questions, please do NOT sign off on it and contact me directly. Once you sign off on the repayment plan, there is not other recourse for you.
Sent on behalf of,
Tom HealyWEA Grievance Chair
Thank you to everyone who attended last night's ratification meeting. The Unit A contract was voted down, 91 to 155. I sincerely appreciate everyone's point of view and willingness to speak. As I have said to many people, members disagreed and agreed, but no one was disagreeable.
Following this ratification, the negotiating team will share your feedback with Administration and School Committee. We have already scheduled two meetings next week. We will do what we can, but the negotiating team needs time to reset and regroup.
I have received many emails today. As these only come to me on the Outlook site, I will forward them to our Negotiating team (Unit A). This will allow us to review and reflect upon your concerns.
If anyone would like to join the Negotiating team, please email me by Tuesday, May 10, 2016. The Executive Board will vote by majority rule to determine the new negotiating team.
Administration will change on July 1, 2016. I am cautiously hopeful that this will bring a fresh perspective to negotiations. However, I can not make any promises.
I would like to announce the results of the Executive Board Officer Election.
Several people have expressed interest in being a representative on the Executive Board. Please email me if you interested.
Elections for the Executive Board Officer positions will be held on Tuesday, May 3rd. Please visit the Weebly site and click on the link, "2016 ELECTION." This is located under "MEMBER LINKS "on the left side of the page. There you can view the biographies for each member who is running for office. Please take a moment to read these prior to voting on Tuesday.
Members running for office:
President: Ydana Chella
Vice-President: Joni Cederholm and Mike Murphy
Treasurer: Doreen Feeney
Secretary: Tom Healey
Your building representative will hold a ten-minute meeting on May 3rd. Voting will take place at that time. Ballots will be made available from your building representatives.
Representatives, I will send voting information to you in a separate email.
President - WEA