Cairo Association of Teachers - Newsletter
CAT Tracks for November 2, 1998
Since you have been asking . . .
Cairo School District Number One
receive additional State aid
money for the 1998-99 School Year. According to figures received
by the CAT (and verified by the District Office), all employees will
receive an additional 5% salary increase this year! Half of that
amount will be paid on December 18th, with the other half being
paid on June 15th. In terms of dollars, a 5% raise will range from
approximately $1100 on the low end to $2200 on the high end.
Divided into two payments, this means that you can expect
additional salary of between $550 and $1100 (before taxes).
Hopefully, that will assist you in your Christmas shopping plans!!!
Most of you received correspondence recently from the Regional
Superintendent's Office. Many have been wondering and asking:
"What am I supposed to do with this?" (Most of us have heard
that new legislation indicated that we would have to present
evidence of professional growth during a five-year period beginning
with the expiration of our current certificate.
concern over documentation of the past?)
I decided to call the Regional Office and find out. And the answer
is: Your guess is as good as theirs! Actually, the Regional Office
indicated that nothing official has come down concerning what
constitutes professional growth or what time period will be
established for demonstration of same. They (the Regional Office)
have taken it upon themselves to begin preparations for whatever
may finally emerge. This is the reason for the "transcripts" that
you received in the mail. They are trying to begin the process of
documentation--indicating to you what they currently have on file
and giving you the opportunity to make corrections/additions. For
this they are to be commended.
On the local front, I intend to contact Dr. Isom and initiate
discussion on establishing a procedure to insure that the Regional
Office receives notification of future professional growth by
bargaining unit members. Hopefully, the combined efforts of the
Regional Office and CSD #1 will insure that whenever and
whatever the State finally dictates, we will make a smooth
transition from the old to the new.
Next Vacation: Veterans Day - Nov. 11!