Friday, October 4, 2013

Bargaining, Meet & Confer, School Board Elections, Veterans Day

Bargaining: We met for session #8 this past Wednesday.  Virtually everything is now on the table, so it's time to really get down to business.  The details of the session can be found here:  Our next two sessions will be Wednesday, October 23rd,  4:45 – 6:45 pm, at the ESC and Wednesday, November 6th, 4:45 – 6:45 pm, AHEM Office 

Meet & Confer: You are invited to discuss the following topics with our school board this Wednesday:
  • Traveling Teachers' Issues
  • Special Needs of Students Regarding Clustering
  • Media Specialists Perspective on the Book "Eleanor & Park"
  • Open Forum (where you can bring issues not listed here)
Wear red and meet us Wednesday, October 9th, 6:00 pm in the Ehrling Johnson Rooms at the ESC. Support your colleagues and educate our board about key issues in our classrooms. 

School Board Election Forum: Half of our district's school board seats are up for election this November 5th. Meet the candidates at the League of Women Voters forum on Tuesday, October 8th at 6:30 at the Sandburg building in Anoka.  All the candidates have agreed to participate: 
  • District 3 (Champlin, Dayton and parts of Coon Rapids): Bill Harvey and Grace Baltich
  • District 4 (Ham Lake, Nowthen, and parts of Andover and Ramsey): Janelle Kirkeide, William Fields and Paul Meunier.
  • District 6 (parts of Coon Rapids and Andover): Jeff Simon

Veterans Day: Getting ready to celebrate Veterans Day with your students? Visit NEA's lesson plan area at for some good ideas. Honoring Veterans Day is another way to show military connected families that we support them.