LEA Update

Notes from Monday's Building Rep Meeting [5/4/15]

LEA Needs You to Act on These Items

KNEA Representative Assembly Update

Lawrence's very own Lori Greenfield (Prairie Park), successfully proposed a new business item at the April 18 KNEA Representative Assembly in Topeka. This new item aims for KNEA to encourage new members to use Electronic Funds Transfer instead of payroll deduction.

For the past three years legislation has been proposed in Topeka to eliminate member's ability to use payroll deduction to pay their dues. Each year the potential turmoil this could create for our local and state association is used as a distraction from the true harm some legislators are doing to public education. So Lori's new business item seeks to eliminate the ability of legislators to bludgeon members with the threat of weakening our association by switching member dues payments to EFT instead.

ACTION ITEM: If you are currently using payroll deduct and you would like to be proactive and switch to EFT, contact Lori Greenfield at Prairie Park Elementary or Laurie Folsom at Free State High School and we will send you the necessary form to switch to EFT.

LEA Governance

Change in LEA Reimbursement Policy

A majority of building reps present voted to change LEA's reimbursement policy from four weeks to 10 days so that LEA isn't a financial hardship on members who conduct business on behalf of the organization. An LEA reimbursement voucher must still be submitted with receipts. Once both of these have been submitted, the treasurer reimburse the member within 10 days.

Upcoming Events

Spring Fling- May 7 @ the Oread, Fifth-Floor Terrace

Get out and enjoy some much needed "you time" by gathering at the 2015 Spring Mixer THIS THURSDAY. Notice there is a new location. [See below]
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Meeting of Committee Chairs & Executive Board

Committee Chairs and Executive Board members are meeting on May 27 (location TBA) to plan for the 2015-16 school year.

Please notify Laurie L. Folsom if you cannot attend or do not plan on continuing on as a committee chair in 2015-16.

LEA / District Committee Updates

May 4- Negotiations Update

Read the latest "From the Table" newsletter to catch up on the May 4 negotiations meeting which centered on elementary plan time.

News to Know from LPS

Blended Learning and Danielson Summer Training

Danielson Evaluation Training

Please note if your evaluations will be done using the Danielson Model next school year, there are training opportunities this summer. However, if you cannot attend a summer training, there will be opportunities once school starts in August. Attending a training session is required of all professionals being evaluated with via Danielson.

Weigh the pros and cons of attending during the summer or once school starts, but start planning ahead. Danielson training sessions for the summer are already listed on My Learning Plan.

NOTE: if your evaluations will be conducted using Danielson, you should have received a notification from Human Resources a couple of weeks ago.

Blended Learning Training

If you applied and have been selected to be a Blended Learning facilitator next school year, attending a BL training session is mandatory. There are training sessions available over the summer to meet your training requirement. Again, you do not have to attend a summer training session, but there is only one session after school starts on August 14.

Again weigh the pros and cons of attending a summer session or once the school year starts. Blending Learning training sessions for the summer AND August 14 are already listed on My Learning Plan.

LEA Executive Board

Charlotte Anderson, President [LHS]

Laurie L. Folsom, President- elect [FSHS]

Mike Wormsley, Vice President (LMCMS]

Terri Johnson, Secretary [Prairie Park]

Lori Greenfield, Treasurer [Prairie Park]