It’s almost spring so naturally Mother Nature decided to grace us at least one more time with snow. I’m sure she will have other surprises in store for us – but hold on…the warm weather will be here soon!!
We have a rep meeting on Monday – Please pass on any questions or concerns you have to your building reps. AND…We need ballot counters on the 19th. Here is a link to RSVP if you can help: https://goo.gl/forms/EHXmTYmB95jFEEBh2
VOTE VOTE VOTE – you get to vote twice in one week!! Monday we have elections in our buildings for building reps and NEA-RA and Region 35 positions. And then on Tuesday is the Primary for many races across Illinois – Don’t forget to voice your choice by voting both days!!!
MESSAGE FROM ISBE ABOUT RECERTIFICATION!! This year, more than 200,000 educators will have licenses up for renewal. To put this number in perspective, approximately 60,000 educator licenses are normally up for renewal in a given year. The 2018 renewal year is much larger than usual because it is the first year that educators who were issued a substitute teaching license (SUB) or educator license with stipulations endorsed for paraprofessional (ELS-PARA) in the 2013 certificate-to-licensure exchange will be able to renew these licenses. As we approach this licensure renewal season, we are focused on educators having the best experience possible with the Educator Licensure Information System. To prevent the system from overloading due to increased user traffic, ISBE will stagger renewal periods for educators according to license type. Educators who hold a PEL and ELS-CTE license, with an expiration of 6/30/2018, may renew beginning April 1, 2018.
As a busy NEA member, your journey through life offers new adventures at every turn: enriching students, finding work/life balance and giving back to your community. We appreciate all that you do!
Our Wherever Your Journey Takes You…We’ll Be There campaign gives educators – like you – the chance to win a new 2018 vehicle and ride in style courtesy of California Casualty, the endorsed provider of the NEA Auto & Home Insurance Program. Click here to enter: www.TakeAJourneyWithUs.com.
Volunteer at Feed My Starving Children – SEA and SEEO invites all employees of SD54 to join us Monday, May 14th from 6:00 – 7:30 – see the attached flyer to register!
Have a great St. Patrick’s Day!!