Professional Development Calculations for 2018/19

Due to the large number of participants in the Teacher Tuition Reimbursment Program found in the teacher’s contract which was capped at $60,000 for the 2018/19 year, the following calculation will take place. (Click Here for for explanation video)

Feel free to contact the STA leadership should you have a question.

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STA Participates in the Fund Our Future Campaign

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We Love Our Public Schools!

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What’s it all about?

PreK-12 Schools. The nonpartisan Foundation Budget Review Commission found in 2015 that the state is underfunding our schools by more than $1 billion a year. Too many schools lack adequate staff, enrichment programs, books, technology and supplies. Too many students don’t receive the academic, social and emotional support they need to thrive.

Public Higher Education.The state would have to spend $574 million more a year to bring per pupil public higher education funding levels back to where they were in 2001. That’s roughly the same amount of additional funding recommended in 2014 by the Higher Education Finance Commission. Because of underfunding student debt has skyrocketed, class sizes have ballooned, too many full-time faculty have been replaced by poorly paid adjuncts, and services are being outsourced.

Read about our legislation HERE.

Connect and Commit with members new and old……

A new inniative was adopted by our local Union Reps to commit to reaching out to all members in the form of social gatherings and monthly ten-minute talks at your home schools, to not only keep you up to date on what is going on but to get to know each other better. So that you as a member, know who you can go to for questions or help. This was the first time the STA held a new member social on Thursday October 25th at Biltmore and Main in Reading. Members, new and old, had a great time connecting with one another! 

Welcoming our newest members

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We hope you will join us on Thursday, October 25th at Biltmore and Main in Reading from 3-6pm for appetizers and drinks! Help us to welcome our new STA members and take time to connect outside of the school day! Please let your building rep know if you plan to stop by OR reply to this email! 

High School: Deb Cronin and Jason Eppskrier

Central Middle: Ashley Puopolo and Randie Brisson

Colonial Park: Laura Graham

South: Beth Carrozza

Robin Hood: Heather Chesbrough

New Teacher Contract Ratification Meeting & Vote

We will be holding an informational meeting to highlight the tentative agreement for our new teacher’s contract.  The meeting will be on TUESDAY, JUNE 12TH AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL CAFETERIA AT 3:15PM.

The vote will be held on WEDNESDAY JUNE 13TH AT THE STONEHAM POLICE STATION FROM 7:00-7:45AM AND 3:00-3:45PM. 

The informational power point will be available to review on our website immediately following Tuesday’s meeting.  Members of the P R and R team will be working both voting times on Wednesday, so if you are unable to attend Tuesday’s meeting, you are welcome to ask any questions you may have prior to casting your vote.  Please be reminded that your elected P R and R team are recommending that all members vote in favor of this agreement!