K. Parker, R. Pullyblank, P. Holden. R. Bonner, D. Polo, J. Klaver, K. Pullyblank, A. Shustack, D. Sundstrom , S. Yerk, B. Turner, S. Bucko , S. Eakin, L. Schulte , D. Markovitz, F. Ackley, C. Vitale, , J. Roth, R. Obst, F. Toth, L. Connelly, and C. Kline
The monthly Treasurer’s Report was distributed and the balances are as follows: Checking: $14,400.23; Savings: $8559.94; Philanthropic: $6030.83
Correspondence – N/A
A. Negotiations: N/A.
B. Grievance: N/A
D. Pride: Thirty tickets and lunch boxes were provided to the Ted X event on October 19. Through the pride grant our association has a retractable sign as well as a tent(10’ by 10’) with our association name and logo. Key Club used the tent at the Dragon Boat races. Ideas for Pride events should be given to Dave Pacivich.
E. Social: N/A
F. Professional Rights and Responsibilities: Just a reminder to all staff that it is important for all members of the Association to be professional with each other. There have been many changes and everyone is on edge, however, it is important that we all get along and support each other.
G. Scholarship: Just a reminder that our Association will be selling scripts to Acme and Shoprite. These are dollar for dollar and the proceeds go directly to our members that have children attending college. You can see Pat Holden at the high school and Brianna Turner at Teitelman. Standing orders can be placed as often as you like. Stock up for the holidays—we need your help!
H. Board Liaison: A meeting will be scheduled in October.
I. Election: Our Association will be voting on changes to the by-laws at the General Membership Meeting which is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 3:30 at the Lobster House. These include the following: 1) Each Vice President will be voted on only by the people from the building they represent. 2) The formation of 2 committees- Pride and Evaluation
J. LAT: C. Vitale reported that the PAC has endorsed both Joe LoBiondo and Corey Booker. More information to follow about the County phone banks.
K. Cape May County Rep Council: N/A
L. Professional Development Committee – The first DEAC meeting is scheduled for October 30. School Improvement Panels have met twice in each building.
1) Workshop/Curriculum Pay- K. Parker addressed these concerns with Joe Castellucci and everyone should have been paid accordingly.
2) Clocks/Grading Scale – There are still problems at the high school with the synchronization of some of the clocks with the bell schedule. We were told they are waiting for parts and the clocks will be repaired. There is still a concern with the new grading scale at the high school and the way that both the GPA and an F are being accounted for in the system. Also, only letters are being shown with no numbers.
3) Teitelman Copier Door – K. Parker addressed this with Mr. Lasher and the door will be unlocked but kept closed.
1) SGO’s & PDP- There has been confusion over whether members have to do a tiered SGO or use the form from last year. Members are not required by the state to do a tiered SGO, however, our district is encouraging members to use this format. Therefore, members should work collaboratively with their respective administrator and form an appropriate SGO suited for their class. The total maximum hours that can be applied each year for the PDP is 20, however, members are encouraged to record the total cumulative hours that apply.
2) Parking Stickers- Recently, some people received a parking violation for not having the appropriate parking sticker in their vehicle. These notices do not mean anything but teachers should display the parking tag they were issued in August. If you need a new one or a second one, please see your principal.
3) Evaluations & Responses- Members are reminded and encouraged to write a rebuttal if you do not agree with your score. The law reads that you have 10 days to respond in writing after receiving the evaluation and the evaluator has 15 days to return your observation. . Just a reminder, please do not hand in your rebuttal without having a member of the evaluation committee proof read it. (Jane Rife, Alice Vasser, Karen Murnaghan, Cindy Kline, Donna Szemczak, and Melissa Creamer.)
4) Health Benefits and Waivers- Now that we are out of the NJ State Health Benefits, the waiver amount can be negotiated with the limits of the law.
5) General Membership Meeting. Our next meeting will be a General Membership meeting at the Lobster House on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 3:30.
Good of the Order-
1) Complaints were brought up about Teitelman students sitting in the office and lunch time detentions.
A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 4:55
Pat Holden, Secretary