SEA Breeze

January 2014

Nominations Requested

SEA Exec Board is requesting nominations for the 2014 SEA elections. The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 3rd. Your SEA Building Reps have copies of the nomination  form  or you may email SEA President, Anne Goff to request a form. Forms should be returned to building reps or to Anne by the March 3  SEA Rep Council meeting.

Offices and delegate positions up for election include:  

  • SEA President :  3 year term (2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17)
  • SEA Vice President: 3 year term  (2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17)
  • 8 OEA-RA Delegates:  2 year term ( 2015, 2016,)

An electronic election will  be held April 14 through 4 pm April 17.

If you want to nominate someone other than yourself,  please check with that person first.  

SEA is YOU and member involvement is critical for SEA to remain a relevant and vital organization.  If you have questions, please contact any member of the SEA Exec Board.

Voluntary Transfers

You should have received a Request for Voluntary Transfer form the first week back after winter break.  You may use this form to indicate a building or buildings to which you would like to be transferred. The completed request must be received in the Human Resources Office by 5:00pm on February 7.

This form is NOT used to request a change in grade level within your building nor is it a request for moving from part-time to full-time status.  Voluntary transfers are but a request and not guaranteed to occur.

Budget Meetings

Brett Yancey, the District Finance Director, and Hertica Martin, our Superintendent, are making their way to each site during January, February, and March to present information about the District budget for the next school year.   These meetings are an opportunity for you to gather information and to ask questions.

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Annual Martin Luther King Celebration Jan. 20th


The Springfield Alliance for Equality and Respect, 16th Annual MLK COMMITTEE would like to THANK SEA for your ongoing support of the Annual MLK March, Celebration, and Student Contest.   This event is set to take place on Monday, January 20th. 

The march begins at the Springfield Justice Center (230 4th Street) at 1:30 p.m. and will end at the Springfield High School cafeteria (i.e., "Commons), where you can enjoy a cup of hot cocoa, coffee, or tea and delight in the many exciting student entries that speak to this year's theme from Dr. King's famous Letter from Birmingham Jail:

"Now is the time to make real the promise of democracy" and transform a pending national elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood."

The student reception is from 2 p.m. until 2:25 in the Springfield High Commons, and then the Celebration is from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the SHS Auditorium.  

Again this year the keynote speakers will be two of our high school students who are the top winners in the MLK High School Speech Contest.   During the celebration we will be handing out the awards for the top winners of the Student Contest and also be featuring our local school talent directed by Springfield School staff.  Our new Springfield School District Superintendent, Dr. Hertica Martin, will join us as will Springfield Mayor Lundberg and the new Springfield Police Chief Tim Doney.

The 16th Annual MLK Committee hope that you too will join us for this very exciting and important community celebration, and we again thank you for your generous support!  

Community Coffee/Town Hall Events

Representative John Lively, Springfield, will be holding a community coffee on Saturday, January 18 at Aquila and Priscilla’s at 9:00 am. (Located in the shopping center at Pioneer Parkway and Q St.) This informal gathering is a chance to ask questions about what will be happening legislatively as well as to offer John your thoughts on education and other issues near and dear to your heart.  Later this month, on January 28 at 6:00 pm, Representative Lively will be joining Representative Barnhart and Senator Beyer in a town hall meeting.  This meeting will be held at the City Council Chambers, 225 5th Street.  Another opportunity to give our representatives input before the short session begins on Feb. 3.

Jan. 20     MLK Celebration-no school
Jan. 24     Early Release
Jan. 29     SEA Exec Board
Jan. 30 and 31 Secondary—no students. End of                     Semester/Grading
Jan. 31     Elementary—no students.  Teacher prep                 day
Feb. 3       SEA Rep Council
Feb. 7       Early Release Teacher Directed
Feb. 17     Presidents’ Day—no school
Feb. 21     Early Release
Feb. 26     SEA Exec Board
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