K. Parker, P. Holden, L. Schulte, D. Polo, C. Kline, A. Shustack, K. McDuell, N. Cruz, L. Smith, D. Szemcsak, TJ Belasco, M. Miller, S. Eakin, D. Markovitz, R. Obst, T. McGarrigle, R. Slaney, F. Toth
Rep Council Meeting Minutes
April 11, 2016
Call to Order
Meeting was called to order by Kathy Parker at 3:20 PM on Monday, April 12, 2016. The following were in attendance: K. Parker, P. Holden, L. Schulte, D. Polo, C. Kline, A. Shustack, K. McDuell, N. Cruz, L. Smith, D. Szemcsak, TJ Belasco, M. Miller, S. Eakin, D. Markovitz, R. Obst, T. McGarrigle, R. Slaney, F. Toth.
The monthly Treasurer’s Report was distributed and the balances are as follows: Checking: $14,403.73; Savings: $1.526.12 Philanthropic: $4,543.24
Correspondence – None
- Negotiations: Next year our association will be negotiating again and K. Parker has appointed P. Holden to chair the committee.
- Grievance: N/A
- Membership: Membership is at 100%. With a new member Lindsay Brost.
- Pride:. Our association will be donating $1000 to the after prom.
- Social: Plans are being made for the June Social at Two Mile. A discussion was held about a summer social as well.
- Professional Rights and Responsibilities: N/A
- Scholarship: A motion was made and seconded to award the LCMREA Scholarship recipients $500. In addition, we will be providing the Maxwell Scholarship this year in the same amount.
- Board Liaison: N/A.
- Election: Parker thanked the election committee for all their hard work in putting together the March election.
- LAT: Toth gave an update on the County Legislative Action Team.
- Cape May County Rep Council: McGarrigle gave an update from the County. K. Parker also asked for input about workshops as the County begins to work on the calendar for next year.
- Professional Development Committee: Just a reminder, the committee is collecting data on how our members are being evaluated. Members are encouraged to go to our local website(org) and input the information. In addition, members are reminded to not send a rebuttal/response before having it proof read by a representative.
- Homebound – Parker and D. Polo had a meeting with administrators about homebound. There have been many questions (particularly at the high school) concerning the teacher’s role and responsibilities when a student from their class goes on homebound instruction. A memo will be coming out summarizing the recent meeting, however, teachers are required to furnish work for any of their students that are on homebound.
- 125 Plan – This is a tax deferred program that gives members an opportunity to pay expenses that include medical, daycare, etc. B. Bonner and P Holden are going to meet with both Mr. Mallet and Mr. Kobik to get the specific details of the program which could really benefit our members. The plan is to get the information to the staff during a faculty meeting. Members will be contacted when this will take place.
- Non Tenured Rice Notices- All non-tenured staff will be receiving their annual rice notice which indicates that their employment status is being discussed at the April Board meeting. A discussion was also held about the continued declining enrollment in the District.
- Tech-Plan for Staff. Parker has met with administrators about the need for staff laptops. Staff will be provided with Chromebooks as their laptops need to be replaced.
Good of the Order
Fight Policy. A discussion was held about a teacher in Atlantic City that was fired after using excess force in breaking up a fight. K. Parker distributed NEA’s fight policy.
A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 4:25 PM
Pat Holden, Secretary