April 13 through 19 is National Library Week, and TODAY is National Library Workers Day! Let’s celebrate our Library Media Assistant, Library Media Technicians, and Librarians this week (and every week) for the AWESOME job they do for our students and teachers. Visit our website http://www.powaysea.org view Spine Poems by Katharine Bowman and Laura Kopperud. Remember, lives change @ your library.
April 22, 2014 is our regular meeting of the Executive Board; 4:45 p.m. at the PSEA office.On the agenda is the first reading of our proposed budget for the 2014-2015. The budget is not only PSEA’s projection of expenditures, but is also a reflection of the Action Plan for the coming year. The Board welcomes your input. The budget will be approved at the May 20th Board Meeting.
Reminder that if you are taking a class, workshop, seminar, conference or other training that is related to your current position, you may qualify for the Education Financial Incentive program. The final deadline to apply for reimbursement for education-related expenses for this fiscal year is May 2, 2014. Go to the PSEA website for the application and rules outlining the criteria for reimbursement eligibility. If you have been considering gaining some knowledge but finances are in the way, this may be an option for you!
Call for Legislative Committee Members: If you are interested in serving on the Legislative Committee, please call. Agenda items for the Committee include keeping up to date with state legislative and budgetary decisions that may affect our unit, as well as discussing what role PSEA wishes to play in the November School Board elections. Being politically aware and active is our opportunity to influence things that directly affect us, such as our financial wellbeing and a safe and healthy workplace.
Heads up on another important day of recognition coming up– Administrative Professionals Day is April 23, 2014. Please send me a picture of your favorite Administrative Professional and/or a brief statement of why you love them, and we’ll post them on the PSEA website next week!