Looking forward with YCTA

posted Aug 15, 2012, 6:53 AM by Yuba City Teachers Association   [ updated Apr 22, 2013, 6:17 PM ]
Welcome Back.

I hope you have all enjoyed your summer and are looking forward to beginning another year.  Mine included multiple adventures, relaxation, family time and learning experiences.  

We (permanent and probationary) may return to work for one floating work day as early as MONDAY August 6 as per the Tentative Agreement ratified late last year.  You may fulfill this seven hours in one day or break it up over two days between August 6 - August 10 or December 21, or January 11.  I know many have already been working to get ready including those at AP and Alternative.  For those teachers in temporary status, your first day of paid service is August 10.

Yuba City Teachers Association represents the teachers, counselors, speech and language pathologist, nurses and psychologists of YCUSD.  Our union is all of us working together at YCUSD.  We have an opportunity each year to play an active role in our association to bring our voice forward and to act together to promote issues important to us.  Will you play an active role this year?  Look for later details including the BBQ at Sam Brannen Park on August 30.  Hope to see you there and at other events. 

The YCTA Executive Board met multiple times this summer to plan for the upcoming year as well as evaluate the prior year.  We look forward to engaging our membership in the coming year with our new Organizing Chair, Eric Jenkins.  In addition we met to consider options for our benefits.  Paula Manning, YCTA Benefits Chair has been working with the Executive Board to consider the options within CVT (our current provider) as well as alternatives.  We already knew that TCSIG (our former provider) was not a viable option since the rates were no better or higher for comparable plans as well as continuing practices that lead to our departure.  We are awaiting bids from Blue Shield and Healthnet.  Watch for more information.   Open enrollment will occur in September for the new plan year beginning October 1. Let's stay healthy and promote wellness among us.

I am looking forward to another year filled with many opportunities to build relationships with students and our YCTA Members.  I wish you all a wonderful start of the year.  Have a great year.  There is something magical about getting to start over each year and do our work.  Have fun and remember you make a difference in ways you may never know as you touch the lives of those around you.

Enjoy a wonderful new beginning,
Dina
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