E a s t e r n U p d a t e - Friday, April 18, 2008
The Board is starting to phase in electronic payroll statements for teaching staff, starting with this week’s pay for high school teachers. This system is currently being employed for Board office staff and CUPE members. E-payroll is done via the Board’s email system. You will receive an email every two weeks with your pay slip. It can be accessed with a PIN number which is being sent to you. Accessing your pay slip can be done at school or from home. Pay slips will now be available one week earlier than previously, giving you the advantage of reviewing your pay and calling to correct any mistakes, should there be any, before the money is issued. The information packet regarding this change will contain instructions on accessing your pay slip from school and from home, your PIN number, and an implementation schedule. Should you have any difficulties with the system, Bonnie Norton in the Finance Department will be able to assist you.
These changes are applicable only to permanent teachers. Occasional teachers will continue to receive paper pay statements.
Early Dismissal Day- April 25th
For elementary teachers the April 25th early dismissal day is designated as teacher-directed preparation and planning time.
You will have received a Board memorandum regarding a workshop titled “Keeping Ourselves Safe: Understanding Behavioural Challenges” that is being offered at various high school sites that afternoon. If you choose to go, you will be compensated with a half day with OT coverage. Other options are also cited for you to attend this workshop. Please note that all of these options are voluntary. It is your professional discretion whether or not to attend. The topic of the workshop, training and strategies to deal with violent students, is certainly one that is timely and affects all too many teachers.