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10/19/11____________________________________________________________________

Bargaining Update

The District has called for Mediation. Future dates have not been scheduled.

The scheduled Bargaining date for Wednesday, 10/19 at CAL has been Canceled.

10/18/11____________________________________________________________________

Join us for a Day of Action. Come out and attend a fun, positive activity to encourage support for Public Education that will be happening throughout Eash County on October 27th. Teachers in Parkrose, Centennial, Reynolds, Sandy, and Gresham-Barlow will be joining together to hold signs at strategic locations in their local areas to encourage support for Public Education. We are asking as many GBEA members as we can to join us for 1/2 hour or more and participate in this activity. There will be someone at each of the sites with pre-made signs for you to hold, but you are also encouraged to make your own sign that positively supports Public Education. See you on the 27th!!

10/17/11____________________________________________________________________

Want Starbucks? Writers wanted!
Seeking articles particularly about coping with large classes.
Remember: Shorter is better.
Articles accepted in hard-copy form, or electronically.
Please submit them to Christine Bierman at Russell, or email to sisu1956@gmail.com
Please include your name, position, and primary work site
October 24th is the deadline for the November issue

10/12/11____________________________________________________________________

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's is visiting TODAY at HB Lee Middle School in the Reynolds School District at 4 pm. Teachers are invited, with or without tickets.

Rgistration remains open past the original deadline for the OEA Advocacy Conference. It will happen on Oct. 22nd in Eugene. The OEA will cover some costs. Please sign up through the OEA website.

The GBEA will join other associations on the Eastside to cheer for public education on Oct. 27th.  Stay tuned for details.

Day of Councilwide Action, October 27th. Let's rally together to put a positive spin on public education, teachers, and students! Stay tuned for more details about this event from your building rep and on this site

10/08/11____________________________________________________________________

The GBEA Newsletter is now ready. Read here for more information.

10/04/11____________________________________________________________________

The GBEA Representative Council appointed Cyrus Harshfield as High School President Elect in September. Cyrus replaces Addy Lundberg, who was elected to the position last spring, but has since moved overseas to teach.  A science teacher at Gresham High School, Cyrus also serves on the GBEA Bargaining Team and as the association's webmaster.

Anna Powers, who is the elementary rep on our Bargaining Team, was appointed as our at-large rep on the East County Bargaining Council.  The position was vacant because of an error in the election last spring.

10/01/11____________________________________________________________________

Bargaining Update can be found here