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E a s t e r n   U p d a t e - Monday, January 30, 2009

Elementary French Teacher/ Prep Teacher Surveys
This is a reminder for Staff Reps to please return the surveys that were completed by core and extended French teachers and prep time teachers this week. They can be faxed to the Eastern OECTA Unit office at (613) 258-0842. It is very important that all surveys are completed and returned. If, for some reason teachers were unable to complete the survey this week, please ask for them to be completed next week.

PD Conferences and Workshops
According to our collective agreement, teachers permitted to attend conferences and workshops shall not be deducted sick leave credits in order to attend. Only in instances where a conference exceeds two days in length, a teacher may access personal leave days or sick days in addition to two professional activity leave days in order to attend. If you are being asked to use sick leave in order to go to a conference please advise the Unit office immediately.

This is an election year for all Eastern OECTA Executive/ Bargaining Unit positions. As has been the practice in the past, elections will take place in schools at the end of April and beginning of May. Nomination forms and details about the election process are appended. The deadline to submit an application is March 31st. Elections for Occasional Teacher Representative and positions on the Occasional Teacher Committee/ Bargaining Unit will take place at the spring Unit General Meeting of Occasional Teachers on April 21st. We encourage all qualified and interested teachers to stand for election

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