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E a s t e r n   U p d a t e - Monday, June 18, 2012

Phone Trees and Emails

As discussed at school meetings, Staff Reps are asked to fax or email a phone tree for their school, inclusive of home and alternate phone numbers and personal emails to facilitate summer communication. Please have phone trees in to the Unit office by Friday. (A phone tree is a branching list of teachers, starting with the Staff Rep at the top. The Staff Rep calls two teachers, who each call two teachers, and so on, until every teacher is called. Should someone be unreachable, then the person calls the two next people in the branch.)

PDT PD Funds

The opportunity to apply for the $300 professional development funds as negotiated in the 2008 PDT is coming to a close on June 28th. These funds have been used by teachers to offset the costs of such things as resources, AQ’s, and technology among other things. Only permanent teachers, including teachers on leave are eligible; the amount of money is pro-rated for part-time teachers. To expedite the process, send in your application, expense form and receipt all at once.


Teachers should have, as of Friday, been made aware of their assignment for the next school year. If you have not yet been informed of your assignment, approach your principal for this information. Contact the Unit office if you have any questions or concerns.

Summer Contact Information

If you require assistance during the summer, call the Unit office and leave a message on extension #22. Either Barb or Dale will return your call.

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