I.Call to order: first Trish Chestnut, second Wayne Carson
II.Approval of minutes: first Trish Chestnut, second Amanda Signorello
a.Negotiations – Ann Catrillo and Joe Formica met with William Serfass and Eileen Featherman. It went well initially. However, as of October 21, 2013 after the Board meeting all discussion is over. The Board wants to open the contract to discuss language. January 10, 2014 will begin the Negotiation process. Emails will be sent out to begin forming a team that represents all building levels. Thank you Joe Formica for his help in this process. It is important to note the Board we will negotiate with will be different than the current one.
b.Guest (Paul Shemansky) - PACE – no dues dollars can be used for political action. PSEA is bipartisan and is pro-education. PACE dollars go to candidates who support education. Find a list of the candidates PSEA supports with PACE dollars under the PACE tab at PSEA.ORG.
c.We received a thank you from two scholarship recipients.
d.Teacher effectiveness Committee – the meeting went well and had a diverse attendance.
a.PACE – Jen Agolino – PACE dollars were used in the past to support PSEA recommended candidates. Get your contribution cards to Jen Agolino.
b.Membership – Scott Hnasko – 616 members as of October 22, 2013
c.Treasurer – Wayne Carson – Current balance is $58, 242.88 as of October 22, 2013.
d.Communications – Dan Phillips – ESEA secure website. Usernames and passwords can be gotten from any building rep. Dan still needs pictures.
a.The new Subline was approved at the Board meeting. It will start in the second semester.
b.Elections – Bob Cooke and Bob Gress are PSEA endorsed candidates for the upcoming election.
VII.Adjournment – first Nadia Worbij, second Scott Hnasko.