Monday Memo – December 6, 2010

MEMO TO: Staff Reps
COPIES TO: STA Executive Committee
FROM: Denise Moffatt, President
Date: December 6th, 2010
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December 6th National Day of Remembrance and
Action on Violence Against Women in Canada.

Report Card Expectations
The STA office has received numerous calls over the last few weeks regarding report card requirements and instructions given from principals. We are asking staff reps to email Chrystal Tagmann with a brief description of the report card process at your school (current instructions or past practice) and any concerns your staff may have. We will use this information to create articles for The Advocate, prior to the next set of report cards as well as to assist us in discussions with the board.

TOC Shortages
We have received reports from schools that specialist teachers are being asked to cover teacher absences when a TOC is not available. If this situation is occurring at your school please keep a record of the date and teachers/programs affected. We also ask that you report the shortage to Jennifer Wadge at 2-vp@surreyteachers.org with any relevant information.

TOC missed prep time form – Deadline: December 15th
Please remind everyone that the TOC missed prep time forms are due in to Human Resources (attention Ross Brennan) by December 15th. These forms cover the time from September to December of 2009. Only original signed forms are accepted. Please contact Ross Brennan if you have any questions.

Timing of Lost Prep Time Recovery must be Agreed To by the Teacher
Some teachers have reported that administrators have been pressuring them to take Prep Time Recovery at certain times, such as semester turnaround at Secondary schools. The Collective Agreement specifies that the teacher and administrator agree to the time for prep recovery. Teachers might find it reasonable to take prep recovery at other times than those first suggested by the principal. In any case, teachers should never agree to a time when a TOC is not dispatched to replace them.

Grievance Committee: One vacancy available immediately. Term expires June 30th, 2011
Interested members should complete the attached curriculum vitae form and submit it to the STA office before January 6th, 2011.

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