Friday Updates

Friday, December 2

Happy Friday!



Time for a parade!  This Saturday, Dec. 3rd.  Show up between 12:15 and 12:30.  Line up on Olympic between 21st and 28th.  The SEA spot is Spot 15.  Come pass out books to the kids watching the parade.  Hope to see you there.


From Our Contract

Non-Paid Leave, Personal (not to be confused with Unpaid Leaves, Personal Leaves)  A licensed staff member may apply for a one-year personal leave for VISTA and other similar national service, or a two-year personal leave for Peace Corps or a teaching position at an international school.  The following apply:  The leave is unpaid.  Only contract staff not on a plan for improvement or program of assistance for improvement are eligible.  There must be 5 years satisfactory service before a staff member may reapply.  A qualified replacement must be available.  Board approval is required.  Applicant may not assume full time employment unless it is judged to be of benefit to the District.


Promising Practices Grant

Two 500.00 grants to support classroom practices

Deadline January 10

Return to Anne prior to Jan. 10 or to the OEA office 2815 Coburg Road or email to



Email reminder

Just a quick reminder that school email is for school related business.  It is okay to send the occasional quick email not related to work.  De minimis use—too trivial to be concerned with—is what it is called.  But you never want to use work email for political reasons or for a side business.  Make sure those things are done from your home email.



Retirement Workshop

Wednesday, Dec. 7th

5 to 6:30 at the OEA office at 2815 Coburg Road

Pre-register to

Free to OEA members


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Anne Goff
Springfield Education Association President

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

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--Margaret Mead