A survey of Pennsylvanians by Terry Madonna's Opinion Research group found that 71 percent of Pennsylvanians believe the state needs to make a bigger investment in public education.
AFT President Randi Weingarten weighed in on the Perelman Jewish Day School decision to withdraw recognition of its faculty union. Read her statement here...
Members of the Alliance of Charter School Employees at Wakisha Charter School in Philadelphia (AFTPA Local 6056) ratified a new union contract unanimously.
All Exective Board elected positions term ends 7/2013 and we have found an individual who will chair the elections for the 2014 – 2015 term (7/2013 – 7/2015) Sally Flaherty, PDE Social Studies Advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations will be open from April 1, 2013 until May 3, 2013 for all elected positions any and all people who wish to run for any position needs to e-mail Sally (email@example.com) their name and the position they are interested in running for between 4/1/2013 and 5/3/2013. Ballots will be mailed to all voting members the week of May 13, 2013 with a due date of June 14
Pay Increases for New Contract
New contract July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2015 language for Article 16: Salaries & Wages
• General Pay Increase - FY 12/13 - 1.0% - Effective July 1, 2012
• Annual Service Increment/Cash Payment - first full pay period in April 2013 (2.25%)
• General Pay Increase - FY 13/14 - 0.5% - Effective July 1, 2013
• General Pay Increase - FY 13/14 - 0.5% - Effective January 1, 2014