Happy Monday, Halifax County.
Hope you all had a restful weekend and were able to recharge after the report card deadlines. I know a great many of you felt the stress of that endeavour and I hope that our message of brevity filtered down into your own circumstances.
The new contract and expectations for teachers remained a very hot topic last week. The NSTU sent out a memo to local Presidents to see if they wanted to have a regional information session on the imposed contract. Due to a communication error, we were missed in the first round of sessions. We were able to get one scheduled for this Wednesday, at the Legion in Lower Sackville from 7:00 – 8:30pm which is, unfortunately, parent teacher night for many schools.
Obviously that is not ideal, so I have also asked that a staff officer attend the next Rep meeting which is scheduled to be held on April 12th.
If you are interested in finding out more about what the contract means and can not attend this Wednesday’s session, you may want to review the video which is available on the NSTU website. You will find the link under Negotiations, Bill 75, Communications to Members. (You will need your NSTU log in to view the video). If you have any questions, you may forward them to me and I will try to get the answers back to you as quickly as I can.
The session on Wednesday night is open to any member who wishes to attend.
As well, please take a moment to review information about our three Provincial Executive Candidates: Ron Nugent, Paul Wozney and Duncan Cameron. All three are excellent choices for the position, and they will be speaking at the local meeting on April 12th.
That’s it for this week, all. Here’s hoping you have a successful week and keep your fingers crossed for a relatively quick end to winter and and even quicker start to spring.