Friday, September 16, 2011

Negotiations, Levy Rumor, Candidate Forum, Traveling Teachers and Duties

Negotiations: Our next bargaining session will be this Thursday, September 22 in the afternoon.  We will update the hotline (651-695-2029), the blog (, Facebook and Twitter that evening with our progress.

Levy Rumor Alert:  Some legislators are circulating an inaccurate piece that makes it look like our district got significantly more money this year than it did.  The numbers include Q-Comp money and levies that we voted down and says nothing about the funding shifts.  This article goes into greater detail:

Meet the Candidates Forum:  The League of Women Voters ABC, a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, will host a forum for candidates running for the Anoka Hennepin School Board on Wednesday, September 21, 7:00 p.m., at the ESC.  There are six candidates on the Tuesday, November 8th ballot:
  • Tom Heidemann, Anoka (District 1)
  • Darin Rorman, Ramsey (District 1)
  • Marci D. Anderson, Blaine (District 2)
  • Randy Kolb, Blaine (District 2)
  • Mary Nelson, Blaine (District 2)
  • Scott D. Wenzel, Brooklyn Park (District 5)

Good Question:  Do traveling teachers (those who go between buildings) do hall duty before or after school?  The answer is no – traveling teachers are not required to do before or after school duties, as is laid out in our contract in Article X, Section 11, Subdivision 2 (page 16 in the purple contract book).  As always, if you are being asked to do something that goes against our agreement, give us a call at 763-421-9110.