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
AFT AND NEA ARE ENCOURAGING US TO WEAR ORANGE ON MARCH 14, 3/14, TO HONOR THE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS WHO WERE KILLED IN PARKLAND, FLORIDA. THIS IS A WAY TO SHOW SOLIDARITY.
OUR MONTHLY MEETING OF GSCFT REPS TAKES PLACE IN THE DELAVEAGA LIBRARY. GSCFT PROVIDES HEALTHY AND DELICIOUS SNACKS. CHECK IN WITH YOUR REPS PRIOR TO THE MEETING IF YOU CONCERNS OR QUESTIONS.
ELEMENTARY TEACHERS: We need your input on the meeting times that have been discussed. We want to make sure we hear from all of you so that we are representing you as best as we can. Please complete the very brief, 2 question survey that was sent out. If you did not get it, its because I don't have your correct, non school email. Email me with that email and I will send you the link. (for GSCFT Members only)
An email has gone out to GSCFT members with a link to an online vote on our 2017-2018 contract proposal. If you have not received this link, we don't have your correct email. Please contact me directly through that email so I can add you to our contact list. Voting closes at 4:30 on Wednesday, 2/14/18 .
GSCFT Reps: we will meet Monday, Feb. 5 at Delaveaga in the Library. Special Guest: Lucia Calderon from Safe Ag Schools. Healthy snacks and hot tea served.
We will also have a portion of the meeting for General Membership items: Negotiations Update and AFT Convention.
Please join GSCFT to march in the anniversary Women's March Santa Cruz. We are co-sponsors of this march. We will gather near the intersection of Locust and Pacific, in front of Verve Coffee. We start gathering at 11:00 and march to Louden Nelson center at noon. There is an activist fair at Louden Nelson after the March. Please RSVP if you think you will attend so I have an idea of how many CFT signs to bring. I can also drop signs off at your school site if you would like to make a sign ahead of time.
Here are links to more information about the March.
· Friday Make Night: Power to the Picket
Fri, Jan 19, 2018, 5–8 pm
Come to the MAH and MAKE your sign for the 2018 Women’s March! Power to the Picket is a picket sign making drop-in art activity where you can make a picket sign with either a blank canvas or use a MAH made template and fill in the blanks. Great for all ages. The MAH is working with and helping promote the Women’s March with this activity. Casey will bring CFT sign blanks to the event.
Landed is now in Santa Cruz County and is offering home buying assistance to all school district employees across our county. Representatives Ian Magruder, (SCCS graduate) and Jessica Zhao will be presenting information and answering questions for potential home buyers. landed.com