The Abbotsford School District Mentorship Program is targeted toward early career teachers, teachers new to the school district and those new to a grade or subject area. Find more information regarding this program here.
If you have questions about applying for a Mentor or becoming a Mentor
please contact Barb Wilson, Curriculum Helping Teacher at 604-621-8884
or at firstname.lastname@example.org
The agreement between the BCTF and BCPSEA outlined the following process:
School Districts were given until the end of September to make best efforts to achieve full compliance with the restored collect agreement provisions regarding class size and composition of the 2017-2018 school.
Teachers will become eligible to receive a monthly remedy for non-compliance effective October 1st, 2017. Once the value of the remedy has been calculated, the teacher will determine which of the following remedies will be awarded:
i. Additional preparation time for the affected teacher
ii. Additional non enrolling staffing added to the school specifically to work with the affect teacher's class
ii. Additional enrolling staffing to co-teach with the affect teacher
iv. Other remedies that the local parties agree would be appropriate
We are now in October and preparing for remedy conversations and consultations. The ADTA is waiting for the final official numbers in several areas and once everything is in we will begin the remedy process. If you have questions or are eligible for remedy I welcome you to attend our upcoming General Meeting on Wednesday October 18th at the ADTA. We will also be sending out more information once the process for remedy has been finalized between the ADTA and School District.
September has been a very busy month around the ADTA office. We are happy to have had the opportunity to welcome presenter Jane Turner from the BCTF to give our School Union Training to our school Staff Representatives. We offered two days of training; one for middle and secondary reps and one for our elementary reps. The training seemed well received and we had two afternoons of great questions and discussions. At our training, each Staff Representative received a binder of information and one piece of information you may wish to talk to your staff rep about sooner than later is the new pay scale grid. Please take a moment and look at the grid and check your pay-stub. If you are not sure what Step you are currently being paid on that information is on your pay-stub. The pay grid is not top-secret information feel free to copy the chart and post it in your staff room for any teacher or TOC’s to check.
In other news, the ADTA and the School District have been in regular discussions around the restored contract and the implementation of the language. This month sees the remedy process for violations of the collective agreement language begin. The ADTA is waiting to receive more information around class size and composition and once we have all of the information we will then send out additional information about remedy. Updated information on this process can be found on the ADTA website, in this newsletter and by talking to your staff rep or by contacting the ADTA office.
We also have a General Meeting coming up on October 18th and the contract restoration process including remedy will be one of the topics that we will be addressing. I would encourage everyone affected by any of the violations (class size or composition) to attend our General Meeting; the meeting starts at 4:00 in the ADTA hall.
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