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Ed Support Employees – Santa Rosa EA Bargaining Training
Now that Santa Rosa EA has won the rights to bargain for Ed Support employees, the heavy lifting is about to begin. Bargaining trainings are occurring around the district so that employees can learn more about the process and how they can get involved in shaping future contracts.  Plan now to attend a training for contract bargaining at a location convenient to you:

  • December 4: T.R. Jackson Pre-K Center, 2:30 pm, Training Room
  • December 5: Gulf Breeze High School, 3:30 pm, Room 304
  • December 6: Simms Middle School, 2:30 pm, Media Center
  • December 7: Jay Elementary School, 2:30 pm, Media Center

Experienced bargaining agents and advocates will discuss the mandatory subjects of bargaining, bargaining preparation, and how to carry your bargaining unit’s interests to the table.

Bring questions and a copy of your current contract for a conversation about your professional goals and future.

Constitution and Bylaws Voting
Santa Rosa is currently in the process of approving changes to its constitution and bylaws.  If you are currently a Santa Rosa EA member (teacher or Ed Support) you can attend and also vote on the proposed documents at any of the meetings listed above for bargaining trainings this week.  Polls will remain open until 4:00 pm.


State News

Elected vs. appointed? Florida’s superintendent selection process gets a closer look

Should the Florida Constitution be amended so all school district superintendents are appointed by school boards and are no longer elected? Read more here

New bullying bill has parents fuming

A new bill proposed in the Florida House of Representatives has parents angry.If your kid gets bullied, you can get a voucher to send your child to a private school. The bully stays. If the bully bullies other kids…those parents can get vouchers to move their kids, too. Parents say HB1 makes no sense and it’s a ridiculous idea that doesn’t combat the problem. Plus, the plan would cost an estimated $30 million a year. Read more here


National News

Great Educators Never Stop Learning

Two NEA-developed reports offer teachers and education support professionals recommendations to create a system of continual professional learning.

Community Schools Provide Evidence-Based Approach Under ESSA

Using public school locations as hubs, community schools bring together many partners to offer a range of support and opportunities to students and families.


Until Next Week,

Santa Rosa Education Association