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  • YCTA: Two Important Notices to save for your employment files You have received two emails from Hallie Hunt.  Be sure you open them and save them.  They contain important information.    Assignment and Salary Placement for 2014/15 School Year Confirmation on Oct. 2   Sick Leave Accrual and Balances on Oct. 30   Previously you would have received a hard copy of these annual notices, but you are now receiving them by email.   You should save these notices.  Locate them in your district email in-box and save them either electronically by hitting reply, copying the contents, and pasting it into a word document or by printing the email and saving the hard copy.   The salary schedule placement used to come to you as a purple sheet at the end of August ...
    Posted by Lee Gundy
  • YCTA: Our voices matter. Will you join in? Hello YCTA, Tom Torlakson has won re-election for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.  The opposition poured more ten million dollars from out of state interests and billionaires into the election.  But CTA demonstrated the power of people and the voice of teachers.  We were talking and people were listening.   Thank you CTA for standing up for teachers.  Dean Vogel's press release is at the end of this email. Thank you to everyone who phoned a friend or did any work on this important election. Are you tired of the corporate reformers with plenty of money to blame teachers instead of propose real reforms? I am, but I am also energized by the power of our union to stand ...
    Posted Nov 6, 2014, 7:30 AM by Lee Gundy
  • California's Educators Congratulate Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson on Re-election Victory California Teachers Association President Dean E. Vogel issued the following statement congratulating Tom Torlakson for his victory in his re-election for State Superintendent of Public Instruction:   “It was a good election night for California’s students. Voters re-elected Tom Torlakson as the Superintendent of Public Instruction and showed once again that public education works best when decisions about local schools are made by parents and educators in their local communities.   “Voters clearly saw through the smoke, mirrors and millions of dollars poured into this race for Marshall Tuck by a group of billionaires and millionaires, many of whom don’t live in California, who were hoping to buy the Superintendent’s office and push their agenda on our ...
    Posted Nov 6, 2014, 7:29 AM by Lee Gundy
  • YCTA: $150 assessment ready - Update on Anthem Well-Being Assessment The Well-Being Assessment is ready.  You will need to create a user account with Anthem.   This will allow electronic access to your insurance info including all your EOBs.  Here is the link to Anthem. I have attached the directions and included the email from CVT below.  Both you and your spouse should create a user account and complete the assessment.  You will both be eligible for the $150 gift card.  Then also complete a preventive screening: annual physical, blood tests such as cholesterol or glucose, Pap, mammogram, colonoscopy, etc. Let's take care of yourselves as well as we do all the other people in our lives.  Completing the WB Assessment
    Posted Oct 27, 2014, 8:00 AM by Lee Gundy
  • Pacing Info for October 10th Hello YCTA,   Both YCTA and YCUSD agreed that teachers need time to process and plan for the implementation of Common Core.  This Friday, October 10 (voluntary workday) begins to address that need.   The agenda sent by Doreen sets forth the basic expectation of teachers using the day to plan for instruction in collaborative teams. The limited agenda leaves the planning open-ended to allow teachers to plan together to address our needs in implementing Common Core in our classrooms.     YCTA will follow up with a YCTA membership survey regarding professional development, including Oct. 10. Please participate in this brief survey to inform YCTA's continuing advocacy for professional growth.   Please remember that if you choose to participate on Friday, you ...
    Posted Oct 9, 2014, 6:52 AM by Lee Gundy
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