Rep Council 2-10-15
NOT REALLY A CONTRACTUAL MATTER, BUT BASICALLY AS LONG AS THE TEACHER IS NOT ATTEMPTING TO ‘TAKE OVER’ THE MEETING AND ACT AS AN ADMINISTRATOR THIS SHOULD NOT BE AN ISSUE.
– Recently teachers have been asked to work on a Social-Emotional Survey of students, is the teacher rating of students required? Were parents informed and was there an obligation to do so?
TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE FTA WAS NOT INVOLVED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SURVEY. THIS IS NOT A SUBJECT OF THE CBA.
THE MONEYS ARE KEPT BY THE DISTRICT.
CLASS SIZE AVERAGE ACROSS THE GRADE SPANS AT THE SITE IS EXACTLY THAT, AN AVERAGE. WHILE THERE ARE PENALTIES THAT CAN BE LEVIED BY THE STATE DEPT OF ED, THE CHANCE OF THAT HAPPENING ARE NOT GOOD. ED CODE HAS SPECIFIC TIMELINES AND PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTING THE 1:24 RATIO, THAT DOES NOT PRECLUDE A SITE FROM HAVING A CLASS OVER FOR A SHORT PERIOD ESPECIALLY WHILE ANOTHER CLASS MAY HAVE LESS THAN THE 1:24 RATIO. THIS RATIO IS CONTINGENT UPON STATE FUNDING CONTINUING FOR THIS SPECIFIC PURPOSE.
THE RATIO WILL BE 1:24 EFFECTIVE 2014 – 2015. BUT REMEMBER, THIS IS A RATIO, NOT A HARD CLASS SIZE CAP.
Is there something written down about lifetime benefits carrying over to a spouse should the covered member pass away?
ARTICLE 18 – FRINGE BENEFITS, SECTION 6.4 READS, “IF A RETIREE RECEIVING THIS BENEFIT PREDECEASES A SPOUSE, THEN THE BENEFIT WILL CONTINUE FOR SAID SPOUSE PROVIDED ALL APPLICABLE REQUREMENTS OF THESE PROVISIONS ARE MET.” I READ THIS TO SAY THAT THE BENEFITS WOULD CARRY ON FOR THE SURVIVOR OF THE RETIREE WHO MET THE REQUIREMENTS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR LIFE TIME BENEFITS.
ALSO, THE LAST HIRE DATE TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR LIFETIME BENEFITS WAS JULY 1, 2005 (ARTICLE 18, SECTION 6.1.2)