WELCOME SCEOT MEMBERS!
ETFO ICT Conference Technology for Teachers
April 17 and 18, 2015
Please see the poster for more details:
Women in Action Conference
May 1-3, 2015
Also, a reminder that the Status of Women Committees of the SCETF, SCEOT, and Simcoe County DECE will be co-hosting a Women in Action Conference; a program designed to:
- encourage the active involvement and leadership of ETFO’s women members,
- examine styles of leadership focusing on the strength’s women bring to an organization,
- develop strategies to overcome barriers to women’s involvement and,
- plan activities that meet their needs.
When: Friday, May 1, 2015 from 5:00pm until Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 1:00pm
Where: Nottawasaga Inn and Resort, 6015 Highway 89, Alliston, Ontario
Cost: Accommodations (double occupancy) and meals are fully paid for by ETFO Provincial and the Local Status of Women Committees.
Please fill out the online registration at http://scetf.org/committees/status-of-women/ and send a $50.00 deposit cheque made payable to SCETF to the SCETF Office, 351 King Street, Unit 3, Barrie, ON, L4N 6B5, to hold your spot. Your deposit cheque will be returned at the conference.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Deals and Discounts!
As an SCDSB employee you get some deals – check out the Board website for more info!
Also, as ETFO members, you get even more great deals!
See this flyer for Rogers most recent deal for ETFO members: ETFO OFFER IDV MAR 14
Check out Edvantage for more info! You can sign up for their email newsletters and stay updated on all the discounts!
Two new websites from ETFO
Check them out!!
Professional Learning to the Early Years
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 last year)!!! Send it to email@example.com, along with your preference for email or Canada Post communication throughout the year. * Please note that lots of information is timely and Canada Post may prevent you from being aware of quick deadlines, especially with upcoming negotations!
** PLEASE sign up to receive the ETFO CB newsletters as well! The more informed you are, the better **
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 the SCEOT website and ETFO’s Control Your Future website.
Yours in Education,
Your 2014-2016 SCEOT Executive:
Amy Chevis – President
Susan Michaud – Vice President
Michael Shillolo – Treasurer
Miriam Schembri – Secretary
Barry Caldwell – Collective Bargaining
Barbara Gunn – Status of Woman/Equity and Social Justice
Elena Bukshtinovich – Professional Learning
Robyn Ewert – Health and Safety
Miriam Schembri – Political Action/Public Relations
School Visits 2014-2015
Due to time limitations, I have only scheduled visits to schools with 3 or more LTO’s, however if you, or your colleagues, have questions, comments or concerns that you would like to discuss, call or email me and I would be more than happy to visit your school too! Email reminders will be sent prior to visits, provided I have your email in the database.
Also, please note that visits are subject to change due to other meetings or obligations as well as inclement weather. Thank you for understanding. See you soon!
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
Great opportunities for members! Deadline is April 30, 2015!
Check out etfo.ca for more details or click this link http://www.etfo.ca/aboutetfo/awardsandscholarships/Pages/default.aspx
Check out the ETFO OT PAGE!!!
Applications for Parents Reaching Out Grants Now Open
Ontario Supporting School Council and Community Group Projects
Ontario is helping parents get more involved in their children’s education by supporting local initiatives to encourage learning and well-being.
Grant applications for the 2015-16 school year will be accepted until May 19.
Please see this newslink for more information as the actual application form on the Ministry site doesn’t seem to be working.
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
Anything exciting happening in your classrooms or community?
Send us pics, files and resources and we will be happy to share on the website!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
one brand new, red, four season coat embroidered with the SCEOT occasional teachers logo.
Size L Cost: $85.00
If interested please contact Barb Gunn @ 705-466-3332
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 youshould 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