NEGOTIATED & RATIFIED AGREEMENT FOR 2016-2017:
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April = Testing. I don’t like it any more than you do, but it is what it is. I know that at this time more than any other you also are feeling tested. Teachers in our state are feeling tested
by the lack of respect the state government gives us, our profession, and our students. It is time to test our senators and representatives! It’s time to hold them accountable.
There will be a forum this week. PEAK is holding a public education forum at Bartlesville City Hall (401 S. Johnstone) Friday evening, April 21st from 6:30 – 7:30. Representatives Sears and Dunlap as well as Senator Daniels will be there to listen to concerns and answer questions.
In addition, come to the BEA Rep Meeting on Wednesday, April 19th in the Madison Library from 4:15 – 5:15 to hear from our OEA president Alicia Priest.
The April 2017 edition of the BEA Line newsletter is attached to this post.
The March 2017 edition of the BEA Line newsletter is attached to this post.
The February 2017 edition of the BEA Line newsletter is attached to this post.
Happy February! This month is all about love and honor. I know often these days that it is hard to feel loved and respected as an educator. Remember, part of who you are is due to the adults you’ve had in your lives, and I’m guessing at least one of those is a teacher. Many of those politicians in OKC and Washington D.C. have forgotten that. You are important, your job is important, you are loved and you make a difference! As we make our way through February, focus on your love for students, and your love of teaching.
All members are invited to attend the next BEA meeting.
When: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 4:15 p.m.
Location: Madison Library
Guest: Kim Littrell
Kim Littrell from OEA will be presenting “Stress Management Techniques” which might come in handy with all these indoor days!
Welcome to 2017!
I hope that your break was restful and that you feel renewed to tackle the new year. I know that this stretch can be difficult, but take time to be willing this month.
The January 2017 edition of the BEA Line newsletter is attached to this post.
The December 2016 edition of the BEA Line newsletter is attached to this post.
This time of year makes me think of many things, but mainly thankfulness and gratitude. To me, gratitude helps us to see what is present instead of what is missing. Oftentimes, as educational professionals in Oklahoma, it is common for us to see what is missing: funding, not enough time, not enough supplies, energy for all the things that we need to complete. During this time of thanksgiving I encourage us all to be grateful for this amazing responsibility we have to educate, love, and care for each student. To be mentors, friends,
and cheerleaders for our co-workers is also extremely important.
Personally, I am grateful to all of our members for their support for our organization, our building reps and officers that work so hard to make sure you feel supported and heard, and my family who doesn’t mind the extra time and hours I spend working at school and for the BEA.
Hang in there, that wonderful week long Thanksgiving Break is just around the corner. Make sure to take time to be thankful for all of your blessings, and to take care of yourself to refresh and renew to finish out this semester strong.
Our next BEA meeting is Wednesday, November 16 at the Madison Library at 4:15.
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