Bargaining is Finished
We had bigger and bigger turnouts at our bargaining events. It really helped our collective cause. Please take the time to vote to ratify our Tentative Agreement with the district.
We will continue to bargain for contract language in the new year. You are invited and encouraged to attend all bargaining sessions. Your support makes a better case for everyone. Bring your member and non-member friends! Bargaining takes place in the basement of the District Services Center in Inverness. In an effort to have more time in their classrooms, to assist with the sub shortage and in order to make it possible for stakeholders to attend, the bargaining team has persuaded their district counterparts to meet later in the afternoons. Please come and observe and support your bargaining team as they advocate for you!
CCea teams with Jessie's place
Our Community Outreach Committee raised $200.00 for Jesse's Place, a rehabilitation place for children that have been abused in some way. They are going to use the money for a Christmas Party for the children. We are collecting unopened gifts for them. The party is December 7th so we are collecting them until the end of this month. They are asking for gifts for children age 3 to 17. Jewelry for girls, crafts, toys, etc. Contact Victoria Lynne Smith via this post if you would like to give.
dragon boat race
CCEA participated in our second Dragon Boat Race on Lake Hernando. The team had a great day and used our viking theme once more. Kim LaRue (CREST) crocheted our drummer's beard and hat. The Membership and Community Outreach committees also had an information booth at the festival.
Our Membership Committee planned and hosted a Halloween Movie Night. They showed Hotel Transylvania and Beetlejuice. Families of members, potential members and the community joined us for another successful social event. Join us next time!
FEA Delegate Assembly
CCEA sent 12 delegates to the Florida Education Association's annual Delegate Assembly. Your elected delegates met in caucus every morning at 7 am to discuss and debate New Business Items up for a vote on the floor. Two members of the CCEA delegation, and members of the FEA Republican Caucus, Suzie Martin and Mike Shier II (both at CRHS) presented a NBI which asked the assembly and officers to have more inclusive language regarding political comments, such as "turning the legislature blue". After a lively debate, NBI 22 passed. CCEA is a non-partisan organization. We fight for the rights of stakeholders in public schools. Whatever your party affiliation, we have opportunities for you to get involved on the national, state and local levels. Contact Donald Whitaker at IMS or Deborah Daniels at CRMS for information on becoming involved in our Government Relations Committee.