Friday Updates

June 10, 2016

Happy Friday

Enjoy your last week with your students and your colleagues!


Summer Pay

This summer, we will be paid in the regular manner throughout the summer.  Pay days will be on June 24th, July 25th, and August 25th.   If you would like your summer pay in June, you can contact Payroll to complete an advance form requesting an advance on your summer pay.  


From Our Contract

National Board Certification

Last week I mentioned the National Board Jump Start classes, but I neglected to mention what our contract says around National Boards. 


For the duration of the application, assessment and testing process, the District will loan the licensed staff member a laptop computer, if the District has laptop computers available for loan. All use of District computers will be in compliance with Board Policy KGF and Administrative Procedure EDC-AR. 


Licensed staff members participating in the program may schedule video production equipment owned by the District if the equipment is available, following Board Policy KGF. 


Licensed staff members working through the process of National Board Certification will be granted two (2) additional professional development days to be used for activities related to the national certification process, including videotaping evaluation and revision, test-taking and preparation, and portfolio preparation. Licensed staff members must use the two (2) professional days granted them by the District (Article XXII.B.3) before accessing the two (2) additional professional development days. 


Licensed staff members achieving National Board Certification will receive a two- thousand-dollar ($2,000) stipend beginning the first year after the licensed staff member has achieved certification and will continue to receive the stipend for as long as the licensed staff member remains certified by the National Board of Certification of Teachers.

Thank you for Books and More Books

Gently used books have been rolling in the past two weeks.  Thanks to everyone who has put aside gently used books for next December’s Springfield Christmas Parade.  If you have picture or beginning chapter books that you are ready to part with, let me know this week.  I will come pick them up.  We have a good start on books for the parade, but definitely not enough yet.  We will continue  collecting in the fall.


John Lively Town Hall

John Lively, our representative in the Oregon legislature, is holding a town hall on Thursday, June 23 from 6 to 8 pm in the Springfield City Hall Council Chamber located at 225 Fifth Street.  Many important issues will either be on the fall ballot or considered during the next legislative session.  No better time than now to provide your thoughts, stories, and questions to Representative Lively.

Anne Goff
Springfield Education Association President

Phone: (541) 726-8388 
              (541) 343-1151

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. 
--Margaret Mead