SEA-side with Chery 3-23-17

Happy Thursday! Hang in there only 2 days left to Spring Break!


o  DCFS Clarification – for some reason we have had many questions around calling DCFS – I hope that in your career you never have to do this but here is the agreement between the SEA and the administration.

  • If you need to call DCFS because of something you heard a child say – please contact your building admin, social worker, counselor or nurse – only because I do not want you to make the call alone. Print off the top portion of the report form and fill it out ahead of time so when you do call you have “script” to follow.
  • If you need to make a call against a teacher or SEEO member, (fingers crossed that this will NEVER happen) call me after you make the call to DCFS. I just want a heads up.
  • Also, if there is a report against you, CALL ME. I will need to call the IEA and get our legal department up to speed just in case. Let’s hope that none of this ever occurs but now we are all clear on what to do.

o  If anyone is interested in canvasing a neighborhood with flyers for one of our recommended candidates over break, call me and I can hook you up! Would be great exercise and would help him out J


Have a wonderful spring break; rest, relax, rejuvenate and get ready to end the year strong. There is a group of members attending the IEA-RA over break to speak and vote on your behalf. As we know your work as teachers never really ends when we leave, the work of your association doesn’t either.

Be safe, have fun and relax!


PS – In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand. Don’t you be accused of burying your head in the sand – let your voice be heard – if you haven’t voted in the current election, please do on or before April 4th!

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