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Vote YES/BCEA on Tuesday! 

12/08/2017
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Tuesday afternoon at your school,  all teachers can to continue Collaborative Conferencing.  Since 2013, this process has resulted in salary increases, the longevity step, and the board just adopted a 2018-2021 MOU that includes language on teacher workday, equitable division of extra duties, bereavement leave, and a base increase.  www.bceanow.org/MOU 

Please vote Yes & BCEA on Tuesday to allow us to continue working for you.  

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Teacher Code of Ethics Webinar, Nov. 28

11/21/2017
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  • Teacher Code of Ethics, 11/28
  • Knowing, Grouping, & Motivating Students, 1/23
  • Thinking, Questioning, & Problem Solving, 2/27
  • Test Security & Resources, 3/6
  • Licensure & Tenure, 3/27

For more information, please contact Deborah Bonner at dbonner@tnea.org or 800.342.8367. Please note that these webinars are for TEA members only.

YOUR working conditions. 12/7 School Board meeting

11/16/2017
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A Memorandum of Understanding  (MOU) on YOUR salary and working conditions will be on the next school board agenda. Some highlights:

  • Extension of the Longevity step
  • Bereavement Leave 
  • Equitable division of extra duties
  • Grievance procedure

The School Board Meeting at the Central Office December 7 at 5pm. Let your board members know you would like them to adopt the MOU! The conferencing team has worked on the language in this MOU for several years, please thank the members of those teams. 

Full proposed MOU language here: https://goo.gl/vVhrd4

Collaborating with Families Webinar, Oct. 24

10/17/2017
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  • Collaborating with Families, 10/24
  • Teacher Code of Ethics, 11/28
  • Knowing, Grouping, & Motivating Students, 1/23
  • Thinking, Questioning, & Problem Solving, 2/27
  • Test Security & Resources, 3/6
  • Licensure & Tenure, 3/27

For more information, please contact Deborah Bonner at dbonner@tnea.org or 800.342.8367. Please note that these webinars are for TEA members only.

TEA Upcoming Webinars

08/15/2017
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The TEA Instructional Advocacy Department is excited to offered new webinars for the 2017-18 school year. The following topics and sessions are available for members:

 

The Nuts & Bolts of Evaluation

Classroom Management

Collaborating with Families

Teacher Code of Ethics

Knowing, Grouping, & Motivating Students

Thinking, Questioning, & Problem Solving

Test Security & Resources

Licensure & Tenure

 

The first webinar, The Nuts & Bolts of Evaluation, will take place on August 29 from 6 – 7 p.m. Registration closes August 25. For more information, please contact Deborah Bonner at dbonner@tnea.org or800.342.8367. Please note that these webinars are for TEA members only

Welcome Back!

07/19/2017
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Hope you’ve had a restful break! Returning members, welcome back. Please take a moment to update your contact information.  

If you’re not yet a member of your professional association,  please join today!

BCEA provides a voice representing your interests on working conditions, salary and insurance, professional development and service opportunities,  and help in advocating for yourself if needed.  

We are the local affiliate of the Tennesse Education Association, which advocates for strong public education on the state level, legal advice, and even discounts on services you use daily. 

Longevity Step 17-18 school year

04/11/2017
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Considering retirement at the end of the 2017-2018 school year? Watch your school email for info about the longevity step from Human Resources.  It would help your income in your final year of teaching and during retirement.  

In order to qualify: 

  • File with Human Resources agreeing to retire at the end of the 17-18 school year by the deadline.  
  • Either (1) Have 30 or more years of service, with 10 consecutive years in Blount County Schools  OR (2) Be 60 or more years of age with 10 consecutive years in Blount County Schools. 

Please be aware that if you do file the paperwork with HR, you are firmly agreeing to retire at the end of the 2017-2018 school year in order to take advantage of  the longevity step. 

Notice about how and when to inform HR about your intent to retire at the end of the 17-18 should be emailed to you soon on your school system email.  

The longevity step is a part of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Board of Education Collaborative Conferencing team and the Blount County Education Association Collaborative Conferencing team. Under this MOU, the longevity step will be available through the 2018-2019 school year. If you have questions about this MOU or the Collaborative Conferencing process, please contact your building level Association Representatives or email president.bcea@gmail.com. 

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