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President's Message

Proposition 55, the California children’s Education and Health Care Protection Act, passed with a 62% “yes” vote. This proposition prevented up to $4 billion in cuts to public education by keeping the current tax rates on the wealthiest 2% of Californians for the next 12 years. The .25% sales tax will expire.

Proposition 58, the Language Education, Acquisition and Readiness Now (LEARN) initiative, passed with a 72% “yes” vote. This initiative expands opportunities for California’s students to become proficient in English while having the chance to learn another language.

Proposition 52 passed with a 70% “yes” vote. This proposition easily passed and will maintain billions in federal funding for low-income children so they come to school ready to learn.

Greg Price

VUTA President 559-730-7995


School Site Council Training -

Let’s Make Our Schools Terrific!!!
Presented by: Jane Robb, CTA & Jim Sullivan, VUSD

Learn how your School Site Council can operate at peak efficiency!!
Learn how the parents, teachers and school staff work together!

Date and time: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 from 5:15 - 6:30 pm
Where: Oaks Professional Building (across the cul de sac from the District library)
Who is invited?: Site Reps and parents from your school site - R.S.V.P. to reserve your spot!!
Dinner: Light dinner will be served with presentation, but space is limited, so hurry!!
Reservations: R.S.V.P with Becky - vutaoffice@gmail.com or 730-7995

Announcements

Upcoming Events -

January 9th - Return to School
January 10th - VUSD School Board Meeting
January 16th - Martin Luther King Holiday
January 17th - Special Ed Training - CTA, Fresno
January 18th - School Site Council Training
January 24th - VUSD School Board Meeting
January 30th - VUSD Minimum Day
February 3rd - TGIF - Cellar Door

Special Education Teacher’s Rights & Responsibilities

Presented by: Jane Robb, CTA instructional Consultant
When: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm
Where: CTA Fresno, RRC 5330 N. Fresno St, Fresno
RSVP: Sandy @ sfreedenburg@cta.org

We will discuss the following subjects: ..Placement of special education students with IEP’s and the impact on your classroom. .. How and why special education teachers participate in the IEP process. .. Your rights and responsibilities as a special education teacher for all students. .. Steps you and your union can take to support educations and students. .. Training is also open to general education teachers. Bring your questions and ideas


VUTA Teacher TGIF Mixer


Where: Cellar Door
Date: Friday, February 10th (Date changed!)
Time: 3:30 - 5:15
Bring a friend, socialize and relax ….Drawing for a new tablet ….Restaurant certificate drawings ….Free appetizers ….Gift certificate drawings ….Enter to win iPad end-of-year drawing.


Attend a VUSD School Board Meeting! Open session begins at 7:00 pm

January 10 - February 14 - March 14 - April 11 - May 09 - June 13
January 24 - February 28 - March 28 - April 25 - May 23 - June 27


“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” -Nelson Mandela