Presentation on theme: "School Rep Key Contact presentation 2011 School Representative (SR) Information and Resource Presentation."— Presentation transcript:
School Rep Key Contact presentation 2011 School Representative (SR) Information and Resource Presentation
The School Representative is a conduit to help members find answers to their questions from the experts. This will ensure each member is well served by the professional organization. School Rep Key Contact presentation 2011 The School Representative
School Rep Key Contact presentation 2011 Visibility – A caring, efficient organization Inclusivity – Supportive of all members Accessibility – Quick and easy resources Role of the School Representative – Outreach
Calgary Public Teachers ATA Local 38 office 403-262-6616 local38.teachers.ab.ca Jenny Regal, President firstname.lastname@example.org Larry Liffiton, Executive Assistant email@example.com Maureen Nicholson, Office Manager firstname.lastname@example.org Tammie Auld, Recording Secretary email@example.com Tracy Hodal, Receptionist/Admin. Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org Suzette Horsfield, Staff Development Fund Administrator email@example.com “WHO’S WHO IN THE ZOO?” School Rep Key Contact presentation 2011
When to Contact your President Jenny Regal 403-262-6616 Government Initiatives School Board Initiatives School Board Policies School Rep Key Contact presentation 2011
Larry Liffiton 403-262-6616 Collective agreement questions or concerns. Pay Sick Leave Personal Leave P.D. / Org Days Benefits Working Conditions Maternity Leave School Rep Key Contact presentation 2011 When to Contact your Executive Assistant
Program areas: Government – Communications, Operations Member Services Teacher Welfare Professional Development – includes Teacher Qualifications Service School Rep Key Contact presentation 2011 Alberta Teachers’ Association Barnett House, Edmonton 1-800-232-7208 www.teachers.ab.ca
Contact Southern Alberta Regional Office (SARO) Teacher Evaluation Contract Questions Telephone number (265-2672) Fax number (266-6190) Toll-free number (1-800-332-1280) 3016 5 Avenue NE, Suite 106 Calgary, AB T2A 6K4 School Rep Key Contact presentation 2011 Collegial Relationship Issues
Who Should Apply to the Teacher Qualifications Service? Beginning teachers and teachers new to Alberta. Teachers who have upgraded their university/college education. Teachers who want advice on what additional courses or programs they might take to improve their placement on the salary grid. NOTE: Teachers who are not clear about how their educational qualifications were assessed or who disagree with an assessment they have received can ask for a reassessment or appeal their TQS evaluation to the Teacher Qualification Committee. School Rep Key Contact presentation 2011 Teachers Qualification Services (TQS)
District Representatives (DR) Kevin Kempt firstname.lastname@example.org Joanne Boissonneault email@example.com Denis Espetveidt firstname.lastname@example.org Who does a teacher contact with TQS Concerns? Have teachers access the provincial website to access and complete forms. Go from “For Members” to “Salary, Benefits and Pensions” to “Teacher Qualifications Service” to “Forms and Documents” and finally to “Teacher Qualification Service (TQS) Application Form and Guide Book” School Rep Key Contact presentation 2011
Remind staff to update their profile on TNET. Remind them to sign up for their annual automatic Specialist Council membership. Did you move, get married, change addresses?
School Rep Key Contact presentation 2011 Did you know that each school has access to $2 per teacher, with a minimum of $100 per school, for member engagement activities? How could you spend this money with your staff? Member Engagement
School Rep Key Contact presentation 2011 Set up an ATA Space (if you haven’t already) This could be on a table, bulletin board, or white board space. Post the important ATA contact information for the School Reps on down, i.e. Who’s Who In the Zoo. **Please be aware that there is a Substitute Teacher’s Handbook on the CBE website in the Staffroom. ** Role of the School Representative – Communicator
School Rep Key Contact presentation 2011 Can’t find it? Ask the last School Representative Phone the office and request a new one (Local 38 phone number 403-262-6616) Update the binder(s) with the sheets you receive at the CSR Orientation (they’re colour coded for your assistance) Find the School Rep Binder(s)
Request time at a staff meeting to introduce yourself as the School Representative (if you haven’t already). Introduce the alternate rep(s) and make sure that all teachers know you are available to help them with concerns or information. Remind teachers that the collective agreement and the most current salary grid are available online. School Rep Key Contact presentation 2011
You can reduce the number that are delivered to your school by calling Barnett House. Toll Free 1-800-232-7208. Have you thought of colour coding teacher’s mailboxes so you know who requested a print copy of the ATA News? Find out how many teachers at your school would like a printed copy of the ATA News.
School Rep Key Contact presentation 2011 Sign in when you arrive. We use this information to verify your attendance for per diem purposes. Make sure you bring your information package and/or have downloaded all documents to your desktop. Take notes that are relevant to your staff and all members of the Local. Minimize table conversation. Alternates may attend with the main rep as a learning experience but may not speak at the mics or vote. Alternates who attend in place of the main rep have the right to speak at the mics and vote. Remember – you must still be in attendance at the end of the meeting to win the door prize! Do’s & Don’ts at CSR meetings
School Rep Key Contact presentation 2011 Accurate data in membership profile is essential for quality service from the provincial ATA o Communication o Provincial election o Issuing membership cards Mailing address change Name change School change (within the same district) Role of the School Representative – Enumerator You are also the returning officer for Local 38 elections and by- elections. Instructions always come from the Local 38 office with the ballots to help you manage this process.
School Rep Key Contact presentation 2011 Bill Gilson email@example.com Provide support and assistance to school representatives throughout the local Identify and assist in resolving concerns Provide information and act as liaison Conduct training – Outreach, Enumerator, Communicator Role of Key Contact