Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Summer Hours & Work, Pride, Who Are My Candidates?

Summer Hours: The AHEM office is open throughout the summer.  Our summer hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm.  We can still be contacted at 763.421.9110 and 

Summer Work:  During the break, AHEM leaders will work on a number of infrastructure items for our organization. A big part of effort will include putting pieces in place for Q-Comp.  Next year we will finalize Q-Comp’s components, so this summer is the time we put the Steering Committee together and develop the timeline for items like hiring evaluators.  We are also adding two new negotiator positions to our bargaining team, one of which will focus on Special Education.  Over the summer we will set up the timeline for choosing those people this fall.  With the election coming up in November, we will also be supporting good education candidates.  If you are interested in helping with any of these efforts, let us know at .

Pride:  You can be proud of the work you’ve done this year.  We’ve worked through challenging levies, bargaining, media scrutiny, and site level changes this year.  Through all that, we’ve seen increases in student achievement and strong public support for your efforts. Your tireless advocacy for your students and commitment to your craft shows in those results.  All of us at AHEM are honored to serve you and look forward to what we will do together next.

Good Question: Who Are My Candidates? Filing for office closed yesterday, so the field of legislative candidates is pretty much set for the fall.  To find out who’s running where, try this interactive map from MinnPost: