REA Minutes

April 5, 2018  

REA Rep Meeting Minutes

Attendance:

Executive Board: Jennifer Thompson, Camron Pope, Tracy Grauer, Cindy Towers, Sherryl Bailey, Bob Sconce

District Office:

Eastwood: Emily Pettibone

Fir Grove: Sherri Good, Lisa Pardon

Fullerton: Robin Huselton, Carrie Rudsell

Green: Gina Evanich

Hucrest:  Bethany Worthington

Fremont: Amy Grabinsky

Jo Lane: Colleen Fitzgerald, Matt Hall, David Morrocco

Melrose: Janet Parrott, Kristy Schultz

RHS:

Student Services:

Sunnyslope: Scott Kelso

WInchester: Linda McGraw

  • Call to order:  4:18 by Jennifer Thompson.

  • Approval/additions to agenda:  Motion made by Matt Hall, seconded by David Morrocco.    Motion Carried.

  • Approval of the minutes: Motion made by Sherri Good, seconded by Linda McGraw.  Motion Carried.

  • President’s report

    • Bargaining:  Camron, Jennifer and Bob have completed preliminary bargaining with Robert, Cheryl, Tracy.  There is a more positive feeling this year. Not talking money yet. Tracy will join the team when bargaining for money begins.

    • Superintendent discussion update - Dr. Washburn was sort of receptive to suggestions.  Still claims he didn’t plagerize his paper. He does not admit that he has ever heard of the book.  No that the association has personally told him of the problems we can move forward with the process.  Although there is nothing to be done between now and the end of the year. We will give him more time to fix things.

    • Dr. Washburn is not familiar with RTI.  Jennifer is going to meet with him to teach him about RTI.

    • REA officer election results:  Current board were the only ones running, and they won.  Concern noted that elections are not totally confidential.  Our by-laws require some sort of signature, but if someone has an idea we are willing to entertain it.

  • Secondary VP report:  

    • Summer Leadership Conference will be held in July in Portland.  All your expenses are covered by OEA.

    • DCEC has a president for next year!  Scott Perkins from Glendale will be taking the position.

  • Elementary VP report

    • End of year duties update - Everything on the list is going to happen.  No printing and stuffing envelopes, no cum cards, MIM question is being addressed by Robert Emmerson. Requirements are taken care of through iReady and SBAC. Wondering about Speaking and Science work samples.

    • Ideas of what to do in elementary buildings when a sub job is not picked up:  One suggestion is to split a class (if there are 3 grade level classes), but they are not compensated like the Secondary teachers are.  Principals could cover. Coaches or other District Office personnel who are licensed, could cover.

    • Scholarship update:  Anyone who is a member of REA, whose child is graduating (from any school) is eligible.  

  • Treasurer’s report

    • Presented proposed budget.  It is looked at at this meeting and voted on at the next meeting.  A position was added as Membership Chair. Added Bargaining Support Team Activity.  Projected ending balance indicated we spend all the money, but we always have carryover, as noted in the budget.  Removed DCEC BBQ.

  • Consultant report

    • Bob has been having bi-weekly meetings with Robert Freeman.  The Cabinet met and communication was the focus of the meeting this week.  They are working on revamping how changes and other information is shared with staff.  Their short term goal is to come up with a communication plan. They are making it a point that they are working on communication when they meet with Bob.  

  • Bargaining Support Team

    • Outreach “Trusted and Respected.”  The team met and organized a visit to Melrose Vineyard on April 19 to honor them.  OEA has offered a grant to help support this and we hope to get more members involved.  

  • Comments and questions from the floor

    • Sherryl Bailey discussed National Board Certification - Final signing in July to approve reimbursement of tuition.  If you know people who are signing up for Jump Start let Sherryl know, she is trying to set up a cohort here in Roseburg, so they don’t have to travel to Medford.  There is a step raise involved in Roseburg, but no other district in Douglas County.

    • Since the cabinet met with the Superintendent, there has been another incident.  The letter regarding the walk-out may have been plagarized from the Superintendent from Hillsboro. But there are form letters that COSA sends out that others can use.  So this may not be the case.

    • Teachers brought up the face that they are bringing home less now than 8 years ago.  It is time for the School Board to recognize those of us who haven’t had a step for 10 years.  If they want to retain teachers, they should be paid comparable to other districts. Recognize longevity.

  • Meeting adjourned: 5:13






Important Dates

Next REA Meeting: May 3

June REA meeting will be May 31


Board Meetings

4/11  

4/25 (Sunnyslope)  

5/9  

5/23 (Eastwood)  

6/13


November 3, 2017  

REA Rep Meeting Agenda and Minutes

 

Attendance:

 

Executive Board: Jennifer Thompson, Camron Pope, Tracy Grauer, Cindy Towers, Sherryl Bailey, Bob Sconce

District Office:

Eastwood:

Fir Grove: Sherri Good

Fullerton: Robin Huselton

Green: Gina Evenich

Hucrest: Jess Farias for Bethany Worthington

Fremont:

Jo Lane: Colleen Fitzgerald, Matt Hall, David Morrocco

Melrose: Janet Parrott, Kristy Schulze

RHS:

Student Services:

Sunnyslope: Scott Kelso

WInchester: Linda McGraw, Amanda Sandoval

 

  • President, Jennifer Thompson called meeting to order at 4:21
  • Approval/additions to agenda:  Motion by Linda McGraw.  Matt Hall seconded.
  • Approval of the minutes:  Motion by Colleen Fitzgerald.  David Morrocco seconded.
  • President’s report
    • Labor management summary
      • iReady PD concerns – Bob will address this in his report
        • Grievance filed
      • Winchester Fun Walk--emails exchanged.  You cannot make people do the fun walk or other school activities during their prep, without conversation between staff and admin. 
      • Violent student protocol clarification discussed.  Asked Rick to remind principals about the protocols and discuss with staff. 
      • 26.5 contact time revisited with regard to after school duties.  The schedules Camron received verified that everyone is ok.
    • Robert Emerson will be coming to Labor Management meetings.
    • Board meeting dates
      • Please plan on attending at least one meeting.
  • Secondary VP report:  DCEC meeting report.  Conservative Educator’s Caucus is taking off.  30% of our state members are Conservative.  We do not want them to feel disenfranchised. Give them a voice.  Contact Tracy Grauer if you are interested. 
  • Elementary VP report: Progress reports for Elementary – Building decision, should be consistent across the building.  It should NOT be a report card. 
  • Treasurer report: Tax issue figured out.  Dues to DCEC will come out soon.
  • Consultant report:

*Each building needs to pick up a poster to take and put up in the faculty room.  OEA contact information, Local officers.  Space for Flyers. 

*Have filed two grievances against the district and won.  IReady training issue.  Everyone at those meetings will be paid.  As a response to his not knowing the contracted time that teacher’s days end.  You will also be allowed to leave early one day.

*PDs should go for an exact period of time.  When multiple buildings get together, everyone will be dismissed at the release time of the earliest building. 

*Questions about how long PD should last.  Elementary schools are going to end time, when it should be limited to one hour. 

*Filed a grievance against the board.  The board ordered an investigation around an employee complaint, which is a building principal job.  The Board met in executive session and came back to retract their motion to hire an investigator to investigate employees. 

*Bargaining update:  Bob is writing the initial proposal for language. This is a change in the process, as we are working on the language prior to bargaining financials.  No board will be in the room.  It is the district and our team, 3 & 3. The advisory team has met twice and given their suggestions.  If you have something you would like to suggest, contact Bob or any of the other executive members in the next week. 

*We have received a request and need guidance from reps:  in 2008 there was a step freeze.  Some teachers were hired then and would like to have the team bargain to catch them up.  There are about 30 of them.  Worth about $125,000.  The guidance from the floor is status quo.

*Bob passed out “Tips for School Employees Who Are Contacted in Legal Cases.”  Tells you how to proceed.  Keep in your file if someone needs guidance.

  • Bargaining Support Team: no report
  • Comments and questions from the floor:

*National Board Certification – You do not have to pay your license renewal fee after being certified, during the life of your license.  Email Sherryl Bailey at SBailey@roseburg.k12.or.us if you have any questions about certification.  Info from TSPC is still in development as to how these funds will be accessed by Oregon Teachers, but Sherryl wants to be sure that areas like ours have access to the info in a timely manner. She is in contact with Tracy Powell who emailed her about TSPC renewal cost exemption. She too is eager to learn how teachers can access these state funds. Between Tracy’s ODE contacts and Sherryl’s OEA involvement, they should be able to get the information. Our members deserve to know what is available to them. Sherryl is attending another trainer training for teachers who are renewing (Nov 18). (contact is Teresa Ferrar at OEA). 

They (OEA National Board leaders) will schedule an info meeting and send people to Douglas county to present info and resources if we have enough people committed to attend. This would give teachers info about the process, and info about "Jumpstart" through OEA and access to these new funds.  They so far have focused on Portland area and gone as far south as Eugene. They will not come to us unless we have a pool of interest. Other "pockets" are Bend and Medford. They need to know we exist!

 

 

*Can a principal tell you what you have to do for your goals?  Should not include specific scores, but if your principal suggests that you have something to work on, that could work.

 

*Office staff is covered under their own union.  Concern for those employees who are having to respond to situations because Admin is not available.  Can our two unions work together to handle a plan for safety of all? 

  • Meeting adjourned:  5:15

 

Important Dates

 

Next REA Meeting: December 7

 

School Board Meetings

11/15  

12/13  

1/10  

1/24 (Winchester)  

2/14  

2/28 (Fir Grove)  

3/14  

4/11  

4/25 (Sunnyslope)  

5/9  

5/23 (Eastwood)  

6/13

 

 



*Remember – YOU are responsible for renewing your teaching license!  Keep informed!!!


REA

Minutes

12/3/15


Present:  Cindy Long and Camron Pope (Eastwood), Lisa Pardon and Amy Guy(Fir Grove),Yvonne O’Neil and Nick VanBloem(Fullerton),Angie Horton and Jennifer Putnam (Winchester), Tracy Grauer (Fremont), Joyce Russo (JoLane), Pat Pecorilla (Fullerton IV & President), Jennifer Thompson (RHS & Secondary VP), Steve Sheldon (JoLane and Elem. VP), Cindy Towers (JoLane & Secretary)









I.Call to Order

A. President Pat Pecorilla called the meeting to order at 4:30.


II.Approval/Additions to Agenda

A. There were no motions to add to the agenda.  Motion to approve made by Cindy Long/Seconded by Yvonne O’Neil.  Motion passed.


III.Approval of the Minutes

A.Motion to approve made by Nick VanBloem/Seconded by Tracy Grauer.  Motion passed.


IV.President’s Report

A.The Veterans’ Day Parade was a big success.  More Roseburg members attended than ever before.  The event gives kids and parents an opportunity to see teachers!  

B.Ballot initiative signature sheets need to be in by the January 7th meeting.

C.Notices about upcoming conferences were emailed to all staff.  The Advocacy Conference is Dec. 11 and 12 at UCC.  You don’t have to go the whole conference.  You could choose the class most useful to you.  The Organizing Summit is January 8-9.  


V.Secondary VP Report

A. Please take the time to do the survey for Mr. Washburn.  If it’s too overwhelming, you could just answer the ones that mean the most to you.  It’s important to be truthful if you want change.







VI.Elementary VP Report

A.Keep the data about prep time in Elementary.  You should not be double booked before and after school.


VII.Consultant Report

No report.


VIII.Treasurer’s Report

A.Dues paid to DCEC.  Stipends have been issued but cannot be cashed until January.

B.Don’t forget to request your buildings’ teacher appreciations.


IX.Comments/Questions from the Floor


X.Next Meeting

January 7, 2016



XI.Meeting Adjourned


A.President Pat Pecorilla adjourned the meeting at 4:53.



*Remember – YOU are responsible for renewing your teaching license!  Keep informed!!!






REA

Minutes

11/5/15


Present:  Cindy Long and Camron Pope (Eastwood), Lisa Pardon (Fir Grove), Yvonne O’Neil (Fullerton), Scott Kelso & Karla Addington (Green), Angie Horton (Winchester), Tracy Grauer (Fremont), Andrea Phippen and Joyce Russo (JoLane), Pat Pecorilla (Fullerton IV & President), Jennifer Thompson (RHS & Secondary VP), Steve Sheldon (JoLane and Elem. VP), Cindy Towers (JoLane & Secretary), Bob Sconce (OEA Consultant).


I. Call to Order

A. President Pat Pecorilla called the meeting to order at 4:30.


II. Approval/Additions to Agenda

A. There were no motions to add to the agenda.  Motion to approve made by Andrea Phippen /Seconded by Joyce Russo.  Motion passed.


III.Approval of the Minutes

A. Motion to approve made by Camron Pope/Seconded by Cindy Long.  Motion passed.


IV.President’s Report

A.Information on the Veteran’s Day Parade:  Local Associations walk in the parade on Nov. 11.  Meet behind the courthouse at 10:30.  The parade starts at 11:00.  There will be a drawing for a LARGE gift card for people who show up.  The kids love to see their teachers there.

B.Member issues this month:  Please stay off FACEBOOK at work!  Even on your own phone, people identify pictures that are time stamped.  The district is not looking for it, but parents and other staff have been contacting them about it.


V.Secondary VP Report

A. No report.


VI.Elementary VP Report

A.  Things seem to be going well.


VII.Consultant Report

A.Better Oregon Campaign petition signature sheet = do not tear off the perforated section.  Remember that we would like those back by mid-January.


VIII.Treasurer’s Report

A. Passed out Fund Request forms for teacher appreciation.


IX.Comments/Questions from the Floor

The secondary teachers are working Wednesday before Thanksgiving.  Those teachers would like the calendar committee to look at how to fix this situation for next year.  It was suggested that all schools should have the same days off for the convenience of families who travel, etc.


The lack of subs continues to be an issue.  If you are subbing for someone, you should get the sub pay.  CDS should be getting subs when they are absent.


X.Next Meeting

Dec. 3, 2015


XI.Meeting Adjourned

A.President Pat Pecorilla adjourned the meeting at 5:05.



*Remember – YOU are responsible for renewing your teaching license!  Keep informed!!!






REA

Minutes

10/15/15


Present:  Cindy Long and Camron Pope (Eastwood), Amy Guy and Lisa Pardon (Fir Grove), Yvonne O’Neil  and Nick Van Bloem (Fullerton), Scott Kelso and Karla Addington (Green), Michelle Weaver (Hucrest), Janet Parrott (Melrose), Angie Horton and Jennifer Putnam (Winchester), Tracy Grauer (Fremont), Andrea Phippen and Joyce Russo (JoLane), Pat Pecorilla (Fullerton IV & President), Jennifer Thompson (RHS & Secondary VP), Steve Sheldon (JoLane and Elem. VP), Cindy Towers (JoLane & Secretary), Bob Sconce (OEA Consultant).


I. Call to Order

A. President Pat Pecorilla called the meeting to order at 4:30.


II. Approval/Additions to Agenda

A. There were no motions to add to the agenda.  Motion to approve made by Janet Parrott /Seconded by Andrea Phippen.  Motion passed.


III.Approval of the Minutes

A. Motion to approve made by Camron Pope/Seconded by Cindy Long.


IV.President’s Report

A. The Licensure workshop is still taking reservations.  Call Erin per Pat’s email.

B.If you get a new teacher in your building, please let Bob or Pat know so that they get the membership materials to them.

C.Pat passed out the updated board meeting list.  They will now start at 6:00.  On October 28 the meeting will be held at Eastwood.  Superintendent, Gerry Washburn, wants to hold the meetings at different schools to showcase the schools and allow the board members an opportunity to get into the buildings.

D.Information on the Veteran’s Day Parade:  Local Associations walk in the parade on Nov. 11.  Meet behind the courthouse at 10:30.  The parade starts at 11:00.  There will be a drawing for a LARGE gift card for people who attend.  The kids love to see their teachers there.

E.Contracts were passed out to the building reps.  One per building.  The contract is also online at the REA website.


V.Secondary VP Report

A. No report.


VI.Elementary VP Report

A.Special Ed teachers/teams are trying to schedule meetings so that they are not holding multiple meetings per day.  One can be held in the AM or the PM, but not both.  

B.Continue to work on finds ways to get prep in during the day for elementary teachers.


VII.Consultant Report

A.Better Oregon Campaign petition signature materials for the ballot measure were passed out.  They are not asking people to go door- to-door, just asking that you get three signatures each from family or friends. OEA would like them returned ASAP, and signature forms need to be turned in to the state by April and verified.

B.


VIII.Treasurer’s Report

A. Passed out Fund Request forms for teacher appreciation.


IX.Comments/Questions from the Floor

Teachers are leaving the district because they cannot enroll their child at the school they work at.  Gerry Washburn wants to nail down an earlier time to let parents know which school their children will be attending.  A date in the spring is the goal.  It’s a professional courtesy to allow teachers’ children to attend the school that teacher works at, but not a guarantee, as it depends upon enrollment.


X.Next Meeting

Nov. 5, 2015


XI.Meeting Adjourned

A.President Pat Pecorilla adjourned the meeting at 5:10.



*Remember – YOU are responsible for renewing your teaching license!  Keep informed!!!









REA

Minutes

9/10/15


Present:  Cindy Long and Camron Pope (Eastwood), Amy Guy and Lisa Pardon (Fir Grove), Yvonne O’Neil (Fullerton), Scott Kelso & Karla Addington (Green), Michelle Weaver (Hucrest), Eric Fullerton (Melrose), Angie Horton (Winchester), Dawn Parker (Office of Sp. Ser.), Tracy Grauer (Fremont), Andrea Phippen and Joyce Russo (JoLane), Pat Pecorilla (Fullerton IV & President), Jennifer Thompson (RHS & Secondary VP), Steve Sheldon (JoLane and Elem. VP), Cindy Towers (JoLane & Secretary), Bob Sconce (OEA Consultant).


I. Call to Order

A. President Pat Pecorilla called the meeting to order at 4:35


II. Approval/Additions to Agenda

A. There were no motions to add to the agenda.  Motion to approve made by Dawn Parker/Seconded by Joyce Russo.  Motion passed.


III.Approval of the Minutes

A. First meeting of new year.


IV.President’s Report

A. New member forms were signed at Orientation, but the most recent hires will need to   fill out their forms and get them to Pat.  All returning teachers should have filled out the form confirming personal information during a staff meeting at their buildings.  

B.Passed out a form to be posted on what the Union dues go for.

C.If you need to contact Bob for help, the OEA number is 541-672-4908

D.Teachers are needed to attend Board meetings.  Building reps will sign up their buildings to attend at specific meetings throughout the year.  

E.CDS should be coming into Elementary classrooms for approximately 30 minutes each week.  Teachers are not required to stay in the room at this time.  

F.Flyers for upcoming Workshops:

Advocacy Conference

Licensure Redesign

OEA/PIE Conference

Organizing Conference


V.Secondary VP Report

A. No report.


VI.Elementary VP Report

A.  The contract will be placed on the website right away.  

B.Building reps should have hard copies of the contract.  Dawn P. will talk to Tracy Powell and get those out to folks.


VII.Consultant Report

A.Better Oregon campaign update:  Will increase the corporate minimum tax when sales exceed $25 mil.  Funds will be earmarked for education, health care, and senior services.  Packets will be given to every OEA member with petitions, etc.  You are not required to participate but Roseburg will need to set a goal.  They are not asking people to go door- to-door, just asking that you get three signatures each from family or friends. 



VIII.NEA RA Report

A. David Morrocco reported that there was lots of energy, voting, and debate.  Watching the political process work was amazing.  The immediacy in which the action takes place was a learning experience.  You meet people and talk about common issues.  There were 130 pieces of new business.  It was a fantastic experience.  David presented a new business item regarding the dedication of resources that are impacting education and loss of instructional time because of Smarter Balance.  It was a point of pride that Oregon keeps their seats filled throughout the assembly.


IX.Treasurer’s Report

A. Will bring the reimbursement forms for teacher appreciation to the next meeting.  


X.Comments/Questions from the Floor

A.Class size caps will continue being discussed.


XI.Next Meeting

Oct. 1, 2015


XII.Meeting Adjourned

A.President Pat Pecorilla adjourned the meeting at 5:30.



*Remember – YOU are responsible for renewing your teaching license!  Keep informed!!!





REA

Minutes

5/7/15


Present:  Camron Pope (Eastwood), Sherri Good and Diane Wirth (Fir Grove), Scott Kelso (Green), Janine Lopez (Hucrest), Janet Parrott (Melrose), Carol Meyers and Nick Van Bloem (Fullerton), Tracy Grauer (Fremont), Andrea Phippen and Joyce Russo (JoLane),  Larina Warnock (RHS), Pat Pecorilla (Fullerton IV & President), Jennifer Thompson (RHS & Secondary VP), Cindy Towers (JoLane & Secretary), Bob Sconce (OEA Consultant).


I.Call to Order

A. President Pat Pecorilla called the meeting to order at 4:30


II.Approval/Additions to Agenda

A. There were no motions to add to the agenda.  Motion to approve made by Larina Warnock/Seconded by Sherri Good.  Motion passed.


III.Approval of the Minutes

A. Minutes were approved-motion by Camron Pope/second by Janet Parrott.


IV.Presentation of “A Better Oregon” by Sara Logue.  Solutions for the state of Oregon’s economy.  This is a coalition to get a measure on the ballot for corporations to pay their fair share.  There is an increasing gap between high and low income families.  Oregon has the third largest class sizes and the lowest corporate taxes in the country.  We will need to gather signatures to get the measures on the ballot.  Sign up to help at: http://bit.ly/iwantabetteroregon



V.President’s Report

A. Discussed passage of the 2015-2016 REA Budget.  Camron Pope moved/Janet Parrott seconded.  The motion passed.

B.Discussed By-law change to Article V, Section 1.g. to read “This position can be filled by the president with a present, past, or retired member of REA.”  Motion made by Nick Van Bloem/Seconded by Joyce Russo.  Motion passed.

C.Member Appreciation BBQ will be held May 15, from 6-8 at Stewart Park.  Everyone, along with family members, is invited.  There will be raffle prizes!

D.The Bargaining Team has met twice.  They are still waiting to hear when the district is ready to bargain.  The team has been able to include everything that was requested from the many different groups of members.  Insurance is going up 8%.  OEBB is planning on going to tiered rates in the next year or so.  Composite rates are cheaper because there are more families, tiered rates will probably be higher.

E.Suggested that we order pens with REA on them for new members.  Janet Parrott made the motion/Carol Myers seconded.  Motion passed.


VI.Consultant Report

A.PERS decision will NOT affect districts in the short term.


VII.Secondary VP Report

A.Report on the Sick Leave Drive – some new members don’t understand that you are actually pledging to give a day in the future, so you don’t have to have any days left right now.  If your day is used you will see 8 hours in the adjustment column of your pay check.


VIII.Elementary VP Report

No report.


IX.Treasurer’s Report

No report.


X.Comments/Questions from the Floor


XI.Next Meeting

June 4, 4:30 at Abby’s on NE Stephens.  This meeting honors licensed retirees.  Please make sure to attend, and building reps, please make sure retirees are invited.


XII.Meeting Adjourned

A.President Pat Pecorilla adjourned the meeting at 5:22.