Thursday, September 24, 2015
Happy Thursday – I hope all is going well. Enjoy
- If you are having an issue at your building, difficult conversations may have to be had. We need to all try to work these out with together first because we work with each other every day. If you have an incident or an uncomfortable mishap; please follow the procedure below:
- Talk to the person involved and try to work out your differences,
- Talk to your building rep and see if they can help (if necessary your building rep will contact me) If the issue is with your rep, contact me,
- Talk to the principal and see if they can help – if you want your rep with, please ask them to help you – if they cannot, contact me and I can come in and help.
- After speaking with Pete Hannigan in HR, he will ask the principal to resume filling out the CPDU forms for every building meeting including full days and half days – if you never received one for last Wednesday or the first 2 days in August, you should very soon. Questions? Contact me.
- Ever wondered what the deduction “THIS” is on your paycheck? I did, so I called payroll and they told me that it is a state required health insurance tied to TRS and stands for “Teacher Health Insurance Security.” We pay 1.07% and the district pays .80%. Check out the TRS website for more info. http://trs.illinois.gov/
- Our approved 403b provider can provide you with information on a 403b and a new debt forgiveness program for some staff – see your building rep for info. They have the contact info for the company and the individual who can help you.
- Are you planning a special event in your classroom or doing a great new lesson? Think about inviting your SEA president to come over and watch you and your students in action. I would LOVE to see what you are doing, working on, accomplished, etc. Let me know where and when to be there and I will do everything I can to make it. I have meetings scheduled after school most days but some of my time during the day is open to come and see you and your students!!
- As always, check out our webpage, www.sea54.org to see updates on what’s happening in and around our school district.
Thanks – enjoy the day and look forward to a beautiful weekend!!
PS – Did you know that in Athens, Georgia, it is still illegal to read a book to your friends after 2:45 am? Who knew?