Discipline, Take 2

It can’t be said often enough: thank you to our servicemen and women who have made sacrifices to protect this country and its values. As we get ready to celebrate Veteran’s Day and honor these great women and men, let us reflect on what they have done for us via their service in our
Armed Forces. 

Discipline, Take 2
Discipline continues to be an ongoing hot topic. This week at Governance Council, building reps brought in school discipline plans for review. Remember, regardless of what your building’s plan says, the contract must be enforced above all. That means that the classroom teacher has the right to remove disruptive students from the classroom–even if the school’s discipline plan is contradictory.

Freedom Foundation Requests for Information

You may have received an email from the Oregon Education Association last week informing you of the fact that the Freedom Foundation, a known anti-union group whose main goal is to privatize public schools, are making information requests of school districts regarding teachers’ personal contact information. You can copy and paste opt out language here.
Opportunities 

Third Thursday

Join us at No Rails Ale House on November 21st for a fun, relaxing time with fellow teachers. Decompress, enjoy a beverage, and get a bite to eat–snacks are on the association. More socials will be forthcoming–stay tuned.

 Play Bingo with us!
Our early career educators received Bingo cards at our New Teacher Luncheon. Regardless of how long you have been in the profession, you can play GAEA Bingo too! Cards are available at the UniServ office (2885 Cedarwood Ct SE), as well as meetings, trainings, and socials, so be sure to pick one up and join the fun.


Wear in the World is GAEA?
Follow our Instagram at @greateralbanyea, Twitter at @albany_teachers, and like our Facebook page, wear your GAEA shirt on your fall adventures, and share your pictures with us to win prizes! Contest is open to current members only. 

Important Dates
Executive Board, 11/20
School Board, 11/18

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