As I sit writing this
last message for the year, the election results are now known and I am
humbled and proud of the support from you. I am incredibly proud of the
trust and support the results show for your Executive Board and by
extension, your Bargaining Team. Our focus and pledge has been to be
honest, truthful and do what we believe is right and that you would know
you could trust us. We will never veer from this vision!
My pledge to all of you
is that I will work to fairly and equally represent you. I promise that
I will work hard to make you proud of AEA. I know that not everyone
will always agree or understand all that we do, but I will discuss
issues with you and be honest about them. Feel free to contact me by
phone or email anytime.
You will receive this
after the last Board demonstration of the year. We continue to stick to
our fair and reasonable salary offer and to push for a settlement. I
have been awestruck at the demonstrations around the country by our
fellow educators. There really is a movement afoot to focus on
educators and the jobs we do. As I said in a recent message, we are
tired of not being given all that we need to do our jobs and a
professional salary commensurate with our education and experience. If
the strikes and demonstrations are any indication, the tide is turning
for governmental leaders to focus on our students and educators. Here’s
hoping that the Alvord School Board gets the message!
Have a great summer
break and be sure to give your home email address to your site reps so
that they can keep you updated on our negotiations progress.
Thank you again for