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Solidarity Reports

June 6, 2016 - Final Edition - In This Issue: Barbara Hoffman, VTO Exec VP Retires; Insurance Explained; ESOL Training this summer; VTO Summer Hours; Bargaining Committee Meeting; Want to Transfer Schools; VTO/VESA Summer Savings; Retiring? 

May 31, 2016 - In This Issue: Who is Silencing Teacher Voice?; We must Vote for Change; ESOL Training this summer; DPP To Be Revamped Next Year; Retiring?

May 23, 2016 - In This Issue: Betrayed by the District and Schools Board; Come to the School Board Meeting Tomorrow; Merger Approved; Sign up to Get Free Books

May 16, 2016 - In This Issue: Be There or Be Square – Wear RED Wednesday; Merger Vote Thursday; VTO Bargaining Committee Meeting Postponed; Sign up to Get Free Books; Union Night at the Jack; Wear RED Wednesday

May 9, 2016 - In This Issue: VTO/VESA Merger Meeting; Printers Going?; Join VTO Bargaining Committee; Saying NO to a $4,000 Pay Cut; Sign up to Get Free Books; Union Night at the Jack; Wear Solidarity Colors; Businesses that Support Our Students, Our Schools and Us!

May 2, 2016 - In This Issue: VSET Due TODAY; District Rejects Special Magistrate Recommendation; Teacher Appreciation Day!; National Walk Ins This Wednesday!; Voting Matters; Sign up to Get Free Books; Union Night at the Jack; Wear Solidarity Colors; Businesses that Support Our Students, Our Schools and Us!

April 25, 2016 - In This Issue: VTO/VESA Merger; VESA Impasse Update; VTO Bargaining Committee; May 4 National Walk Ins; Sign up to Get Free Books; Wear Solidarity Colors; Pictures from Last week!

April 18, 2016 - In This Issue: Do These 3 Things Today; Impasse – What Will Happen; Field Trips Canceled, Teachers Being Paid; Sign up to Get Free Books; Rally This Friday; Don’t Sign Paperwork; State Has Not Sent School Recognition Money; Wear Solidarity Colors

April 11, 2016 - In This Issue: Tele-Town Hall Tonight; My Meeting with the Chamber; Sign up to Get Free Books; Share My Lesson; VSET and DPPs; Wear Solidarity Color

April 4, 2016 - In This Issue: YOU are VTO; Where we are; VSET and DPPs; Wear Your Colors

March 28, 2016 - In This Issue: Elementary Math Curriculum; Impasse Hearing/Bargaining; We Can’t Keep Saying Yes; Walk-ins and Colors\

 March 14, 2016 - In This Issue: Back to The Table We Go!; Membership Town Halls This Week; An Attack on VTO is an Attack on You; NEA & AFT Delegate Nominations Due Tomorrow; Closing the GAP Conferenc

 March 7, 2016 - In This Issue:  VTO Continues to Push for Resolution; Ask Board Members to do the Right Thing; VTO, VESA and AFSCME Membership Town Hall Meetings; NEA & AFT Delegate Nominations; Closing the GAP Conference

February 29, 2016 - In This Issue: Respect is Earned; Health Insurance Explained; VTO, VESA and AFSCME Membership Town Hall Meetings; Closing the GAP Conference

February 22, 2016 -  In This Issue:  What Great Administrators Do!;  VSET – What you need to know;  $20,000+ for Outside Attorney?; Children’s Home Society Of Florida; Avoid Being Called By Professional Standards; Retirement Workshop

 February 16, 2016 - In This Issue:  There are Great Administrators;  $300,000 for a Consulting Firm?;  Work to the Contract and Walk-Ins; The Fiasco Continues;  Need Help with the General Knowledge Test? 

February 8, 2016 - In This -  Issue: He Said What?; VSET Observation Cycle – Pre-Observation Conference Form!; Attend Tomorrow’s School Board Meeting; Attend Parent Teacher Regional Meetings this week; Transfer Fair; Need Help with the General Knowledge Test?; Watch for Your New FEA Membership Card

February 1, 2016 - In This Issue: No More Excuses; Bargaining Today – Be There!; Attend Next Week’s School Board Meeting; Transfer Fair; President Spar Elected as Acting Secretary/Treasurer of the Florida AFL-CIO

January 25, 2016 - In This Issue: Walk-Ins Start Today; Health Insurance will Cost How Much?; Attend Next Bargaining Session; Insurance Discussion Delayed to February 9; Scholarships for Union Kids; Watch the Video From Last Week’s Bargaining

January 19, 2016 - In This Issue: Walk-Ins; No Pay Raises for 3 years?!; School Board Meeting; VTO and VESA Members Rally in Tally; Build Union Power; Retirement Seminar

January 11, 2016 - In This Issue: Insurance Discussion Postponed; What Kind Of Future Do We Want; We Want To hear from You; A Few Spots Left on the Bus; Build Union Power; Stay Informed

January 4, 2016 - In This Issue: Will District’s Good News Turn into Employees’ Good News?; Why Work to The Contract; Work to the Contract Information; A Few Spots Left on the Bus; Build Union Power; Stay Informed

December 14, 2015 - In This Issue: Enjoy Your Time Off; FEA’s New President’s ‘Hello’; Stay Informed; FEA Survey on Stress; Is your Membership Saving you Money?

December 7, 2015 - In This Issue: Time To ACT!!!; Work to the Contract; Stay Informed; FEA Survey on Stress; GRC To Meet With Ida Wright; Is your Membership Saving you Money?

November 30, 2015 - In This Issue: Vote on Work to the Contract – Tele Town Hall; Get on the Bus Rally; Attend Next Week’s March and Rally; Class Size Survey; FEA Survey on Stress; The Facts; Ever Thought of Running for Office?; Educating Elected Officials – Legislative Lunch; Bargaining Continues this Week

November 23, 2015 - In This Issue: Thankful; VTO Hosts National Training; Ever Thought About Running For Office?; Educating Elected Officials – Legislative Luncheon; Get on the Bus Rally; Bargaining Continues this Week; Concert to Benefit Volusia Teachers

November 16, 2015 - In This Issue: In Their Eyes; Take the Survey Today; Teacher Led Professional Learning; Some Schools Problem Solve; This Is American Education Week; Get on the Bus Rally; Bargaining Continues this Week; Concert to Benefit Volusia Teachers

November 9, 2015 - In This Issue: It’s not About Parking; Attend Tomorrow’s School Board Meeting; The Schools Our Kids Deserve; American Education Week; Get on the Bus Rally; Bargaining Continues this Week; Reminder: FEA- Retired Grant Opportunity; Upcoming VTO Workshops

November 2, 2015 - In This Issue: VTO Bargaining Today/VESA on Wednesday; Learning Walks; ELA Modules; Health Insurance Discussions; Grievance Update; Reminder: FEA- Retired Grant Opportunity; Upcoming VTO Workshops

October 26, 2015 - In This Issue: My Meeting with Mr. Russell; VESA Beginning Bargaining this Week; Para’s Who Want to Become Teachers; Volusia/Flagler AFL-CIO Logo Contest; Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk; Reminder: FEA- Retired Grant Opportunity; Teacher Appreciation at Kennedy Space Center; Upcoming VTO Workshops

October 19, 2015 - In This Issue: Bargaining Begins Today!; Friday’s Teacher Duty Day; We Want Your Feedback on the Proposed School Calendar for Next School Year; The Florida Education Association Elects New Leadership; President Spar Participates in National Panel Discussing Jeb Bush’s Education Policies in Florida; Why Great Teachers/ Support Staff Need a Union; Volusia/Flagler AFL-CIO Logo Contest; Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk; Upcoming VTO Workshops

October 12, 2015 - In This Issue: DOE Cracking Down on Copying; Dr. Hill Meeting with Stewards; Sick Leave Bank; VTO Wins Chamber Award; Bargaining Begins Next Monday; Volusia/Flagler AFL-CIO Logo Contest; Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk; Upcoming VTO Workshops

October 5, 2015 - In This Issue: Professional Learning, It’s not Just PD; Volusia/Flagler AFL-CIO Logo Contest; FEA President’s Farewell; Say What?!; Art Teachers Showcased; Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk; Upcoming VTO Workshops

September 28, 2015 - In This Issue: Professionalism – the New Focus; Community Artists Need Our Help; Making Out Voices Heard on Testing; Survey Results; Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk; Upcoming VTO Workshops

September 21, 2015 - In This Issue: Contract Requirements for Today’s PD Day; Steward Meeting with Mr. Russell; Make Your Voice Heard on Testing; We Have a Bargaining Date; FEA Retired Great; VTO Members Participate in Lesson Planning Slumber Party; Interest Free Loan; Upcoming VTO Workshops

September 14, 2015 - In This Issue: Meetings; FEA Retired Grant; Mr. Russell to Meet With Stewards; Interest Free Loan; Upcoming VTO Workshops

September 8, 2015 - In This Issue: VTO/VESA Merger; Social Media and Ethics; FEA Retired Grant; Interest Free Loan; Upcoming VTO Workshops

August 31, 2015 - In This Issue: Open Enrollment Deadline; Last week - Survey about Uniforms; Tell Us About The First Two Weeks; Supplements, Supervisory Duty and the Contract; Labor Day Picnic – RSVP Deadline Tomorrow; FEA Delegate Elections; Interest Free Loan; Upcoming VTO Workshops

August 25, 2015 - In This Issue: DPP – Better Support; VTO President Visited with VTO Executive Board and Stewards; Best and Brightest; Survey about Uniforms; Labor Day Picnic – A Change this Year; Interest Free Loan; Upcoming VTO Workshops

August 17, 2015 - In This Issue: Annual Enrollment & Health Insurance; Big Changes in Florida’s Healthy Kids Program; Pre-Planning Requirements; Grade Level/Department Duties; Labor Day Picnic – A Change this Year; Letter from First Financial (American Fidelity) A Mistake; Interest Free Loan

In This Issue:

·       There are Great Administrators

·       $300,000 for a Consulting Firm?

·       Work to the Contract and Walk-Ins

·       The Fiasco Continues

·       Need Help with the General Knowledge Test?