By Katy Murphy
Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 at 6:21 pm in Uncategorized.
Have you nominated yourself or a fellow teacher to be a delegate? (Each school may send two elected representatives.)
Principals have been asked to share information about the convention — and to solicit delegate nominations — at regularly scheduled faculty meetings this week or next, and to hold silent ballot elections a few days later (thus, giving nominees time to figure out if it’s something they want to do).
Is this happening at your school? One teacher told me a couple of days ago that her principal didn’t seem to know anything about the convention. This teacher had lots of good questions, and maybe you have the same ones. I have a couple of answers, anyway:
The convention starts at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7 and ends Saturday, April 9. The participants will be given leave to attend the all-day session on April 8 (the district is covering the cost of substitute teachers), and they will be compensated for the extra time, according to Ash Solar, who co-chairs the task force.