WELCOME SCEOT MEMBERS!
Please note, the office will be closed Thursday June 30, 2016-Tuesday September 6, 2016 for the summer! Have a fabulous vacation!
Should you have an emergency, please contact the ETFO Provincial Office at 1 888 838 3836 or 1 416 962 3836.
I will be checking emails once in a while throughout the summer but will not be responding as quickly as usual.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during the summer holiday! Enjoy spending time with your friends and family and we will see you all again in September!
The following information has been posted on the ETFO website: http://www.etfo.ca/adviceformembers/octsurveys/pages/default.aspx
Notice to Members re OCT Surveys
There are 2 surveys from the Ontario College of Teachers currently being conducted. Members of ETFO are advised not to participate in either survey.
Members’ Survey Regarding Coroner’s Jury Recommendation on Attestation
The Ontario College of Teachers has sent emails to some members with the subject line “Members’ Survey Regarding Coroner’s Jury Recommendation on Attestation”. The College is requesting participation in a survey related to the Coroner’s Jury recommendation that the OCT consider having its members attest annually that they have reviewed materials issued by the College relating to their duty to report abuse and/or neglect of children and youth to a children’s aid society or child & family services agency pursuant to the Child and Family Services Act.
Please be advised that ETFO as well as OTF and the other affiliates have already been consulted by the College on this matter, and all are in agreement that it is not within the College’s mandate to have members provide an annual attestation to the College in this regard. As such, members of ETFO are advised not to participate in this College survey.
Professionally Speaking Reader Survey
The Ontario College of Teachers has circulated an intrusive marketing-type survey that asks personal questions which are outside the role of the OCT (e.g., vacation habits, household income, number of cars, recreational activities). Members of ETFO are advised not to participate in this College survey.
ETFO SUMMER ACADEMY is open for registration!
SCEOT is hosting two Summer Academy workshops here in Barrie and there are many others to choose from across the province! Check out the posters for more info on the two SCEOT is facilitating!
SA FLYER_Simcoe OT_Aug 23-25 Kindergarten
CHECK OUT THE GREAT NEW ETFO PAGES!
Professional Learning to the Early Years
Support our brothers and sisters! Keep Hydro Public!
Show your support today by visiting http://keephydropublic.ca/
Your communication and the need for current information is IMPERATIVE!
WE NEED YOUR NON-BOARD EMAIL ADDRESS (if you have not been receiving emails throughout the year)!!! Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Together Fairness Works is a Canadian Labour Congress campaign and helps members and our communities to see the importance in unions. The CLC has released its 2014 Union Advantage statistics which show, very clearly, the benefits of belonging to a union. This information can be found in the link below, on the ETFO website, CLC website, as well as through various social media outlets!
General Questions, comments or ideas can be emailed using the contact form below 🙂
PLEASE GO TO www.etfo.ca for current information!
Please be advised, we will be following Regulation 274 as imposed by the Liberal government for all further hiring with SCDSB – Please read the regulation and understand the process.
Should you be considered an unsuccessful applicant to the LTO roster, you are entitled to a debriefing according to the legislation. Please contact the board to arrange for that debriefing and know that we will be engaging in further discussions in September to move forward with this process.
Collective Bargaining updates will continue to be posted on etfocb.ca
Yours in Education,
2016-2018 SCEOT Executive:
Amy Chevis – President
Susan Michaud – Vice President
Michael Shillolo – Treasurer
Carley Rodgers – Secretary
Barry Caldwell – Collective Bargaining
Barbara Gunn – Status of Woman/Equity and Social Justice
Elena Vandergeest – Professional Learning
Kristiina Myllymaki – Health and Safety
Sarah McKellar – Political Action/Public Relations
School Visits 2015-2016
School visits for the 2015-2016 school year have started and will continue throughout the year. The schedule is posted below. I will email all LTO members from a scheduled school a couple of days before the visit, provided I have your non-board email.
As always, should you wish to schedule a visit at your school, just call or email the office and we will schedule it at your earliest convenience!
Please note, the schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or if other circumstances arise.
EDUSIGHT, Free online gradebook!!!
Copyright in schools has changed
Make sure you’re in the know…
Your reference materials:
ONTARIO TEACHER PENSION PLAN
It’s NEVER too early to learn about your pension!
The Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF) and the Ontario government are
changing the pension plan’s inflation protection. This change is part
of an agreement to eliminate the pension plan’s 2012 funding shortfall.
Inflation protection after you retire will now be based on three
periods of pension credit. For more information, please visit
Deals and Discounts!
As an SCDSB employee you get some great deals – check out the Board website for more info!
Also, as ETFO members, you get even more great deals!
Rogers has a new offer for ETFO members ETFO REV IDV AUG 2016 v2
Check out Edvantage for more info! You can sign up for their email newsletters and stay updated on all the discounts!
Check out the ETFO OT PAGE!!!
The Reference Code for EI Applications for June, December and March:
The Reference Code for EI Applications for June 2016 school-related intake:
Effective: 17 Jun 2016
Expiry: 23 Jul 2016
The Reference Code for EI Applications for Dec 2016 school-related intake:
Effective: 16 Dec 2016
Expiry: 15 Jan 2017
The Reference Code for EI Applications for Mar 2017 school-related intake:
Effective: 10 Mar 2017
Expiry: 02 Apr 2017
OCT Mandate Creep
Since it was established in 1996, the Ontario College of Teachers has expanded into areas that are beyond its legislated mandate. There should be a clear separation of roles where the College regulates the teaching profession in the public interest and advocacy for the profession is left to the organizations that represent teachers.
The “mandate creep” on the part of the College creates confusion about its role. It has also led to a misguided use of College human and financial resources and to an increase in staff and budget that College registrants have been forced to pay for. The College revenue comes solely from fees charged for registering with the College.
For more information, please follow this link
one brand new, red, four season coat embroidered with the SCEOT occasional teachers logo.
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If interested please contact Barb Gunn @ 705-466-3332
June 2016 information
October 2015 information
Total # of LTOs for 2014-2015 = 702
Total # of LTOs so far this school year = 249
Cap for OTs on the list = 849 + # of members in an LTO or on leave
Added to supply list since May 2015 = 84
# of contracts given out this school year = 66
# of FSL qualified members = 82 (on LTO list = 4)
# of members on leave = 29
* please remember, this data is always changing but gives you an idea of where we are at to date. Data from October 13, 2015.
Information update as of October 2014
# of contract teachers = 2097.3
# of LTOs last year = 767
# our list is capped at = 839 (40% of above #)
15 members currently on leave
# on LTO list = 312
# Added to supply list since May 2014 = 62
To date this year, there has been 291 LTOs
# of qualified FSL members on list = 121
** These #s are constantly changing, however I feel you should have ‘snapshots’ through out the school year **
# of members on the LTO list 335
# added to supply list 2013-2014 143
* our current cap at this time (40% FTE) 981
# of contracts obtained during 2013-2014 62
# of OTs on the list 957
# of members on leave of absence 30
# of members on mat leave 15
# of members with FSL qualifications on the list 99
September 25th, 2013
* # of OTs 830
* # of contract teachers 2072.7
* Our cap is (at this time) is 979
* # on LTO list 272 at initial hire
* # added to supply list 20
* # of contracts hired 34
* Number of LTOs hired 214
* When will the LTO roster reopen? No anticipated date at this time.
* # of FSL qualifieds on list 80