Sign up to attend this free workshop on managing student debt. The workshop will be on by CFT and will take place at Cabrillo College. Sign up at this link: https://aft.knack.com/member-mobilization-tracker/#register-for-debt-clinic/ Food will be served.
Joanna Valentine, CFT Research Director, will be here to show us how to read a school district budget. This presentation was so popular last year, our Reps. Council asked us to have it again.
GSCFT has asked SCCS to offer more information on financial planning and retirement. These 2 events are hosted by SCCS with the workshop provided by our 3rd Party Administrator, EBSG.
Gathering at Cathcart Street (exact time and spot to be announced.) We will have our GSCFT Banner and signs. Bring signs! Bring noisemakers!
We ask all Educators and Allies to dress in Red For Ed! to show the need for more funding for our public schools. K12 schools have historically been staffed by a majority of women, and always have been underpaid. It’s time for the State of California to change this paradigm. More details to follow.
Join the 1st Statewide Red for Ed Day in California. Demand California per pupil funding moves from near the bottom to the top 10 nationwide. Wear Red in solidarity with our Educator Colleagues in L.A as they go on strike and in support of our bargaining, beginning Thursday, January 10th.
If you are planning on retiring and want retiree health insurance, you must submit your retirement form to Human Resources by January 31st. (please see Desiree’s email for details)
Reduced Teacher Workload (Willie Brown)
Requests to reduce your assignment FTE must be submitted to Human Resources by January 31st.
Leaves of Absence
All leave requests for the 2019-20 school year must be submitted to Human Resources by January 31st.
Our annual budget will be reviewed at a General Membership Session prior to the GSCFT Reps. meeting. We will be meeting in a classroom due to the book fair.
SISC is sponsoring a workshop to inform us about Medicare. This is for current employees and recent retirees. Register ahead of time by calling Lisa Macias 1 800 972 1727
Check your emails for the link to the vote on our Tentative Agreement with SCCS for the Re-Opener on compensation. Vote closes 10/12.
All GSCFT Site Reps. are encouraged to attend our October Reps. meeting at PAL (Partnership Labor and Administration) Convening. We will have the union meeting from 3:45-4:30, then move into our PAL convening for the 18-19 school year. This PAL session will focus on curriculum looking through the frame of the four SCCS focus areas. We will have presentations from our new Assistant Superintendent of Instruction and Curriculum Directors, then will meet with our sites to look at our site programs, then share in large group so we can understand where we are as a District. Dinner will be served.
GSCFT Site Représentatives: Mark your calendars and make sure one Rep. from each site is at our 1st meeting. We will meet in the Library at Delaveaga School. Healthy and delicious snacks and beverages are always served to get you through that afternoon energy crash.
All GSCFT and SCCCE members are invited to come participate in our endorsement forum for the SCCS Board. Three seats are open. Our COPE committee will be interviewing candidates; then we will discuss and vote on endorsements. Participate in democracy at the grassroots! This is our school community.
LIGHT DINNER WILL BE SERVED. RSVPS are not required, but would be appreciated to plan for food.
Check your email or snail mail to find out about benefit enrollment options. If you are not changing medical plans, you do not have to do anything. Kristi Gilmore is out on leave, so follow instructions in your email for making an appointment. We are finalizing a set rate for WABE (waive of benefits) under SISC and details will come out soon.
An email has been sent out to all GSCFT members with a link to our digital vote for the Evaluation Article of our Contract. If you didn't receive the link, please email me from your non-school email and I will send you the link. Your Site Reps. have information about the vote and there is a hard copy of the proposed article at each school site.
Dolores Huerta, one of the founders of the United Farm Workers, will be in Watsonville Friday with our Sisters and Brothers in PVFT to support Robert Rivas for Assembly, District 30. Rivas was endorsed by the CFT.
WEAR RED FOR ED! Every Wednesday: Tell California and the United States: Its time to fully fund our public schools!
Due to Spring Break, the GSCFT SITE REPS meeting takes place on the 2nd Monday this month. Same place, same time, new topics!
March for Our Lives Events are taking place around the Bay Area: one in San Jose and one in San Francisco. We have seen news that there will be a March in Santa Cruz, but details are not known. Here is the website to look up Marches: https://marchforourlives.com