Presidents' Report
December 7, 2015

Old Business
             L-P         August 2015 through December 2015
            Q-Z         January 2016 through May 2016

New Business
            Great response to survey
            Unit A meeting with school committee on December 14. We have met 4 times already
            Unit D meeting with school committee on December 15.We have met 4 times already
            Thursday Jan. 7 4:30 - 7 p.m.    West Delaney House, Living Room 3 Country Club Road, Holyoke

Schools report out: Ashley, Coburn, Cowing, Fausey, Memorial, Mittineague,Tatham, Middle,and High
Dates for WSEA meetings: Jan 11, Feb 9, March 7, April 11, May 9



Presidents' Report October 13, 2015 

Welcome Michael Finn

Old Business
                L-P         August 2015 through December 2015
                Q-Z         January 2016 through May 2016

                Pasi Sahlberg  http://pasisahlberg.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/NEAF-Talk-2015.pdf
                Deborah Loewenberg Ball and Paul Reville All teachers as Effective Teachers
                Anthony Bryk Getting Better at Getting Better
                Ta-Nehisi Race in America

New Business
                Monday, October 26th @ 2:15pm at the High School
                Tuesday, October 27th  1st session @ 2:40pm at the Middle School
                                                                      2nd session @ 3:25 at the Middle School

                Nominators are asked to address the nominee's qualifications in the following areas:
                Professional Practice
                Advocacy and Association Involvement
                Community engagement
                Enhancement of the ESP Image
                Personal Achievement
due by November 20, 2015!


Schools report out: Ashley, Coburn, Cowing, Fausey,  Memorial, Mittineague, Tatham, Middle, and High
Dates for WSEA Nov 9, December 7 Jan 11, Feb 9, March 7, April 11, May 9

September 8, 2015 Presidents' Report

Welcome Back

Old Business
            Fingerprintinghttps://ma.ibtfingerprint.com/or call toll-free (866) 349-8130
            L-P         August 2015 through December 2015
            Q-Z         January 2016 through May 2016

New Business
MTA
        https://marynwill.wufoo.com/forms/petition-to-put-teachers-on-the-bese/

Schools report out: Ashley, Coburn, Cowing, Fausey,  Memorial, Mittineague, Tatham, Middle, and High
Dates for WSEA Oct 13, Nov 9, December 7 Jan 11, Feb 9, March 7, April 11, May 9


May 11, 2015 Presidents' Report
Old Business
New Business


April 14, 2015 Presidents' Report
Old Business
New Business

March 9, 2015 Presidents' Report
Old Business
New Business
            Marianne Singer, Kathy Dubuque, Kristen Metcalf, Eileen Lutat, Nick Stephens, Michelle Davis,Sue Wilson & Kathy

February 10, 2015 Presidents' Report
Old Business
New Business

January 12, 2014 Presidents' Report
Old Business
New Business

Presidents' Report
December 9, 2014

Old Business
Northampton    Northampton, MA. (1 Atwood Dr.) [    W, Th 10:00-2:00, 3:00-7:00
Pittsfield    Pittsfield, MA. (160 North St. 1st Floor, Suite 101)]    Mon - Fri, 9:00 - 4:00 Sat, 9:00-1:00
Springfield Brookdale Drive    Springfield, MA. (155 Brookdale Drive)]    M,Tu, W, F 9:00-12:00, 1:00-5:00; Th 9:00-12:00, 1:00-7:00
Springfield Cooley St.    Springfield, MA. (372 Cooley St)     Tu & We 9-12, 1-6; Th 10-12, 1-7; Fr 9-12, 1-5; Sat 10-3

   
New Business

Dates for WSEA meetings

November 10, 2014 Presidents' Report
Old Business
    Substitutes
    Longevity payment for Paras

The Town of West Springfield Retirement System has informed us that they have received a determination from PERAC (the Public Employees Retirement Administration Commission) that the ABA (autism) stipends and the toileting/diapering stipends will be subject to pension deductions going forward. This is a good news/bad news situation. It means they will be subject to 9% deduction (or whatever rate the para is grandfathered at) but that the stipend(s) can be counted towards computation of a pension.
    Fingerprinting before the start of the 2016-2017 school year https://ma.ibtfingerprint.com/
or call toll-free (866) 349-8130
Northampton    Northampton, MA. (1 Atwood Dr.) [    W, Th 10:00-2:00, 3:00-7:00
Pittsfield    Pittsfield, MA. (160 North St. 1st Floor, Suite 101)]    Mon - Fri, 9:00 - 4:00 Sat, 9:00-1:00
Springfield Brookdale Drive    Springfield, MA. (155 Brookdale Drive)]    M,Tu, W, F 9:00-12:00, 1:00-5:00; Th 9:00-12:00, 1:00-7:00
Springfield Cooley St.    Springfield, MA. (372 Cooley St)     Tu & We 9-12, 1-6; Th 10-12, 1-7; Fr 9-12, 1-5; Sat 10-3

    Buildings Cowing, Memorial, Middle School
    TS GOLD assessment
    
     New Business
    Seniority lists unit A & Unit D
    Evaluation steering team
    New from DESE Performance-Based Licensure
Design Principals & Policy Options
    License renewals after July 1, 2016
60 PDPs in content
30 PDPs in content or pedagogy
15 PDPs sheltered English immersion/English as a second language
15 PDPs in special education
30 elective PDPs
    Insurance Advisory Group meeting with Mayor next meeting Nov 19th 3:15
    Para Evaluation meeting Nov 12
    Wanted Building Reps Memorial 1 Middle 2
    READY FOR RETIREMENT in 2015?
November on Tuesday, November 25, Northampton High School auditorium Registration at http://www.mass.gov/mtrs/register/r4r.html.
Schools report out: Ashley Coburn Cowing, Fausey , Memorial,  Mittineague, Tatham, Middle, High 
Dates for WSEA meetings
    December 8    January 12    February 9    March 9        April 13        May 11