Checking-In/Updates

Greetings NEA-Jurupa Family,

I hope your week went well! Only six more weeks to go! Again, I can’t thank you enough for your continued grace, patience, and understanding this year.

 

 

 

We begin Week 3 on Monday. Blue Cohorts will be M/T and Orange Cohorts will be Th/F. Wishing you all well as we transition to 4 days of in-person instruction! You’ve got this!!!

 

There are a lot of questions coming up about the end of the school year and the next year, as information comes up, I will be sharing that with you.

For now, my apologies in advance for the long email.

District Updates and the Representative Council Notes: Please see attachments above. The District Updates document represents questions asked before and during Rep Council that have already been answered.

 

Negotiations: NEA-Jurupa’s Bargaining Team will begin meeting with the District in the next couple of weeks to negotiate on the 20-21 Initial Proposal. The proposal was approved last spring (2020) based on the Bargaining Survey. Because of the pandemic, the teams have not been able to officially negotiate for this year. For reference, we did settle for 19-20 (in Sept 2019) and got a 2% Salary Increase for last year. There is quite a bit of money that has come in this year and state revenues look very strong. More updates will come from NEA-Jurupa’s Bargaining Chair, George Monge. The initial proposals for both the Association and the District are attached above.

 

Upcoming Deadlines/Events:

April 19th: JUSD School Board Meeting (Both in-person and YouTube Live)

Open Public Session – 6:00 p.m.

Join Meeting: https://jurupausd.org/board

 

PUBLIC COMMENT INSTRUCTIONS

 

Public comments will be accepted in person or online, the link will open one hour prior (4 pm) to the start of Closed Session, the comments link will close at the beginning of the public verbal comments period.  A staff member will facilitate the reading of public comment submissions, consistent with the direction of the Board during “Public Comments.”

 

Public Comment Submission Form (English): https://forms.gle/Aas3yrx9udXMvUfU9



April 19th– Rep of the Year Nominations due: See nomination form above. Please consider nominating one of your amazing site reps, they have been consistently advocating on your behalf and deserve a tremendous amount of gratitude and recognition! Honorees will be recognized at our May 12th Rep Council Meeting.

April 23rd– NEA-Jurupa Scholarships Applications due: Awardees will be recognized at our May 12th Rep Council Meeting. More information can be found here.

April 28th– CALSTRS Virtual Event: NEA-Jurupa will be hosting this via. This is open to all members who want to learn more about their CALSTRS Benefits and how to use My CALSTRS. Registration info will be sent out next week.

April 30th-May 2nd– CTA Special Education Conference: This first annual conference is open to all CTA members and has something for everyone! You can register using this link.

 

May 3rd-7th– Teacher Appreciation Week

 

May 10th– JUSD School Board Meeting: Only one meeting in May.

May 15th– San Gorgonio Service Center Council Social Justice and Cultural Equity Conference: This is a great mini-conference open to all members. Registration information coming soon.

Resources:

Equity Survey: NEA-Jurupa’s amazing Equity Committee wants to hear from you. Please complete this survey so we can better address Equity concerns and issues for our Association and District.

Statewide IEP Template Survey:  As outlined in the California State Budget Act of 2020-21, the California Department of Education is contracting with the Sacramento County Office of Education to coordinate a statewide workgroup focused on a Statewide Individualized Education Program (IEP) Template. The workgroup is very interested in your input based on your experience at IEP meetings and implementing IEPs in your classrooms.

CTA Wellness Center – NEW SITE!!

Constant Love and Learning Wellness Resources

RCOE Virtual Wellness Center
Report a COVID Concern at a California School: As California’s Governor Gavin Newsom has outlined in the Safe Schools for All Plan, this COVID-19 School Hotline is designed to provide a place for school staff and parents to share concerns related to schools. It is always recommended that prior to submitting a question or concern, leaders from your school administrator are contacted, to the extent possible, as in-person instruction protocols vary by county and will ultimately influence your concern or request.

 

 

Best to all of you and your loved ones. Please continue to stay safe and well!

 

 

In Unity-

 

Wendy Eccles 🙂

NEA-Jurupa President

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