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Action Alert! -- MARK THE DATE
January 27th, 4:30-5:30
HOUR OF POWER AT OUSD School Board Meeting
The next battleground on the issue of charter schools encroaching into OUSD business will be common enrollment. Across the country, corporate reformers are trying to blur the distinction between public and charter schools, and give an upper hand to the charter management systems.
We stopped that from happening last year in the Fight for the Five and we will have to continue that battle with the current Call for Quality Schools in West Oakland and Common Enrollment.
Please check out the links below which state some of the problems of combining OUSD and Charter management schools into one application process.
Post Editorial by OUSD School Board Director, Shanthi Gonzales, on 12/19/15
Statement of OUSD Parents United 12/16/15 (and a source of great links on common enrollment across the country)
Say "NO!" to Common Enrollment
CONTRACT RE-OPENERS: Article 22
$ Another Raise is Coming $
The Collective Bargaining Agreement OEA Members ratified in June continues to provide deserving boosts to your wallets. Beginning January 1, all members will receive another raise on their salary schedules. The 2.81% increase will be reflected on the January pay warrants and will be ongoing.
There will be one more raise effective. This is based on the percentage of new money coming to OUSD from the Local Control Funding Formula money in the Governor's budget. We will get a hint at an estimate in January with the proposed budget, but it won't be final until June.
Voluntary Transfer Information
Submit forms by January 6
Please read the joint letter from OUSD and OEA about transfer opportunities, requirements, and deadlines regarding your desire to transfer to another school. Understand the two options carefully before selecting.
ASSIST OEA IN UPDATING THE WEBSITE!
A perfect opportunity to contribute to your union and earn extra cash!
Applications being accepted for
Are you a savvy communicator with website content management and web development skills who has a passion for public education and labor unions? Become Oakland Education Association's new Webmaster! OEA's website needs to be regularly updated and improved to better serve as a one-stop-shop for the most current information for members and the public. Time commitment will be 3-5 hrs/week. Pay would be $300/month. Preference in hiring will be given to current OEA members.
Join the Catastrophic Leave Bank!
At least three times a year a member who is ill and is close to
running out of sick leave wants to know what will happen if their sick leave runs out. I have the horrible task of informing them that their health benefits may cease as well as their pay because they did not join the catastrophic leave bank that could continue their sick leave status. Don't let that be you! Sign up for the Catastrophic Leave if you have 21 sick days of credit. It is worth the investment. If you are not sure, you can sign up again. No additional days will be taken if, when processed, it is found you have already contributed.
Download Catastrophic Form here.
***FAX NUMBER ON FORM IS INCORRECT.***
CORRECT FAX #: 510-879-4046
SCAN AND EMAIL TO: Anjanette Duckworth <email@example.com>
Complete OEA Calendar
Dates to keep in mind...
CALL FOR PRESENTERS
An OEA PD Conference for teachers, by teachers
March 12, 2015
Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Workshop
Offered on 2 nights!
Read more here.
HOUR OF POWER
No Common Enrollment!
Member Mobilization against the corporate agenda to privatize OUSD schools!
OEA REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL
Bret Harte Middle School
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