Garfield Re-2 News You Can Use
A quick update on District happenings 10-4-18
School Board commitments as part of the salary schedule improvements
The Garfield Re-2 School Board had a conversation at their first meeting in September about the salary schedules that they would like to implement if additional revenue is found. They answered a couple of questions about those salary schedules.
The school board has committed to revisiting those 52 educators in the "ghost area" of the certified staff salary schedule (the white blocks underneath the steps and lanes). Their commitment was that should Garfield Re-2 be able to implement the new certified staff salary schedules, those people in the ghost area will not be harmed. They have asked the District's negotiating arm, Collaborative Solutions, for a proposed solution to the issue.
As a point of clarification, they reminded people that the Superintendent's salary is NOT impacted by the salary schedule adjustments. He is on contract that is directly negotiated with the school board.
Who are your Collaborative Solutions representatives?
Collaborative Solutions Meets on October 5th
Collaborative Solutions will begin its work for this school year on Friday, October 5th. Collaborative Solutions is the interest-based negotiating body for Garfield Re-2 who focuses on wages, benefits, working conditions, personnel policies, and staff relationships. Membership includes 8 certified staff, 8 classified staff, and 7 administrators.
On Friday, Dave Mussetter from the Colorado Education Association will train membership on the interest-based negotiations process. Membership will also address the “ghost cells” in the proposed certified salary schedule, as requested by the Board of Education.
CS members are listed below; please reach out to your representative with topics you’d like to see CS address this year, and be sure to take the CS survey when it is released in the next several months.
Heidi Hitch-Young, WGEA Co-President and RIV
Justin Bankey - CVE
Margaret Hesse - CVE
Jessica Wilson - HES
Dan O’Meara - CRHS
Shannon Phelan - WES
Melissa Proebstle - RHS
Chris Foreback - CRHS
Charlotte Hicks - Transportation
Heather Tuckson – RMS Health Clerk
Tim Martin – Grounds/Maintenance
Leslie Morse – RIV Nutritional Services
Brenda Jones – RHS Custodial
Candace Hougland – ECE Health Clerk
Laurie Dickey – RIV Librarian
Ginnelle Chavez – KSE Librarian
Brent Curtice - Superintendent
Heather Grumley - Assistant Superintendent
Chris Miller – Dean/Athletic Director RMS
Mike Rynkiewicz – Director of Finance
Mike Mikalakis – CRHS Assistant Principal
Sarah Bell – Director of Nursing Services
Brian Sprenger – GME Principal
Steve Scroggins - Uniserv Director for West Central Colorado Uniserv, Colorado Education Association
Julie Knowles, Director of Curriculum and Assessment, Garfield Re-2
Free flu shots for students, employees and families (SEE UPDATED DAY/TIME FOR RHS)
Prevention is the key! Free to students, employees, and families if your insurance does not cover the cost. Students, staff, parents and community can get their flu shot at either Garfield Re-2 high school.
Coal Ridge High School is Thursday, October 11 • 7 - 8:30 a.m.
***UPDATED DAY/TIME*** Rifle High School is Tuesday, October 16 • 7 - 8:30 a.m.
Put these dates on your calendar and get ready to roll up your sleeve! Call or email Sarah Bell RN @ 665-7613 if you have any questions.
Riverside 13er climbs every Colorado 14er
Caleb Thompson has accomplished in his 13-years and nine-months on this planet what many only dream of.
This September, Thompson, with the support of his father Nephi, completed the journey to the summit of all of Colorado’s 14ers.
“My dad took me on my first 14er when I was 7-years old,” explained the Riverside Middle School 8th grader. “I just loved the mountains. The views are are amazing and I just love the exercise.”
The DUCK wants to see you NEXT WEEK!
AFLAC Open Enrollment is just around the corner!
This is your one time per year to enroll or waive AFLAC's voluntary suite of benefits which include, short term disability, flexible spending accounts, cancer indemnity insurance, and more! We are also inviting back, Teacher's Pension who will be on-site to provide you with education regarding retirement options, new PERA legislation and other information.
To ensure you receive the best education possible on these benefits, this year, AFLAC and Teacher's Pension will provide group meetings, on-site, at each building/department on designated dates/times. This will also assist to ensure you have a bit of time to process all of this fabulous information. Attendance is strongly encouraged.
Below you will find the links as well as images of the schedules for both the group meetings and the opportunities to meet one on one with your AFLAC representative. In days following the group meetings, AFLAC will return to your building/location and will ask that you waive or enroll in their benefits. This election to waive or enroll is MANDATORY for ALL part time and full time employees. Substitutes do not need to attend and exempt from this.
SKI PASSES STILL AVAILABLE
Aspen Snowmass discount still available! Although, the deadline to enroll in a Aspen Snowmass ski pass via payroll deduction is gone, you can still purchase a Aspen Snowmass ski pass directly from one of the Aspen Snowmass ticket office's or by calling their Mountain Sales Call Center at (844) 362-4310.
Below are the discounted rates.
PURCHASE BY 11/16/18
Double Flex $999
PURCHASE AFTER 11/16/18
Double Flex $1,144
Keep it safe
TRIAD can help you set goals
Setting goals gives you focus, a way to measure your success, and motivation to avoid getting distracted. Simple strategies like writing goals down, sharing them with others, and giving yourself a time limit will help keep you on course. Your Employee Assistance Program can help you find ways to achieve your goals.
AVAILABLE NOW ONLINE SEMINAR
Creating a Personal Development Plan
Participate in this session to understand effective goal setting and identify potential obstacles that can create barriers to reaching your goals.
Visit your home page starting Sept. 18th:
Available anytime, any day, your Employee Assistance
Program is a free, confidential program to help
you balance your work, family, and personal life.
You can always find the PDFs linked here on the Garfield Re-2 website!
Do you know about the CVS/Caremark Prescription Drug Benefit?
It's just another benefit that can be found in the comprehensive Garfield Re-2 Benefits library.