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Coronavirus and School Closures: FAQ for Teachers

The CEA News blog has a great post featuring frequently asked questions related to distance-learning, covering school closures, TEAM requirements, teachers’ rights, parents’ rights, live streaming, and a host of other issues. Check it out.

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Know Your Weingarten Rights

What are your Weingarten Rights? In short, they are your right to union representation during a meeting with an administrator. The right to have a union rep present must be requested by the teacher. Under what circumstances may they be … Continue reading

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MEA Fall Social

We had such a good time the last time we got our members together at Stony Creek Brewery in Branford, the MEA is hosting another social there on Thursday, October 17. Let your building reps know if you’re planning on … Continue reading

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Mary Rao – This Month’s Building Rep Superhero

Brown (soon to be Polson) Building Rep Mary Rao was featured in this month’s CEA Building Rep Newsletter as its “superhero” of the month. Read all about it here.

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CEA Winter Newsletter

Check out the latest newsletter from our CEA Uniserve Rep. Topics include the importance of getting involved with your union, strategies for how to best handle parent complaints, as well as a spotlight on our own Danielle Fragoso, who testified … Continue reading

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Dr. William Brucker Grant Applications Due March 8

This is a reminder that the Dr. William Brucker MEA Grant Application is due Friday, March 8. Each recipient can receive up to $200 for classroom/lesson materials. If you are interested in applying for the grant, use this Google Form, and … Continue reading

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2019-2022 Contract Ratified by MEA Members

On November 16, MEA members voted overwhelmingly (96% yes to 4% no) to ratify a negotiated settlement agreement for a new three-year contract that will go into effect July 1, 2019, pending the outcome of the Board of Education’s ratification … Continue reading

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From CEA: LOCAL LEADERS: THE CHILDREN’S FUND STILL NEEDS YOU! For 24 years, The Hands Across the Green Golf Tournament, which is the main support of The Children’s Fund, has raised funds to help countless students receive the necessities and … Continue reading

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Retirement Workshop at Polson

The MEA will be hosting a regional CEA retirement workshop at Polson Middle School on April 12, 4:15-6:30. This comprehensive workshop will cover all issues related to the State Teachers’ Retirement System, such as retirement eligibility, purchasing additional service, how Social … Continue reading

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Student Assault Workshop

The topic of handling and preventing student assaults has been brought up by some of our building reps, and there is a workshop coming up on January 30 in North Stonington for anyone who is interested. It is run by … Continue reading

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