The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education says its public hearing in Malden on Nov. 16 is about PARCC vs. MCAS. We say it is our chance to expose the destructive consequences of high-stakes standardized testing. Come to the hearing if you can; stay tuned for an MTA e-mailed action alert next week if you can’t. In the meantime, watch and share these videos in which MTA members talk about excessive testing and what it does to students, educators, and learning.
The November meeting will be held at South School on Monday 11/19 at 3:15 PM. All e-board members and building reps must attend! ALL STA members are welcome! CLICK HERE to view the meeting agenda.
The October meeting will be held at Colonial Park on Monday 10/19 at 3:15 PM. No regular business will be discussed. Instead, this meeting will be devoted to building rep training and be conducted by our MTA field rep, Sam Miskin. Attendance is mandatory for building reps and officers. Executive board members and PR&R members are encouraged to attend. This training is open to ALL STA members. Anyone interested in getting more involved with the union may find it very informative.
Our first monthly meeting will be held at the high school on Monday September 21st at 3:15pm. Officers, e-boaard members and building reps must attend! All general members and other STA leadership members are encouraged to attend!
We will have our first meeting on Monday August 31, at 7:15am in the Central Middle School Cafeteria. This will be followed by a welcome back breakfast and the opening day meeting with the superintendent. I hope to see you all at the meeting!