The GBEA Careers in Education Scholarship is now open for applications due by April 15th, 2016
Hello everyone, this is just a friendly reminder to please take a few minutes and complete the TELL survey for your school. Earlier this month you should have been given a special code, if you lost it you can go online to the TELL website and request a new code so you can complete the survey.
MODA Insurance Update
The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) issued an Order of Immediate Supervision to Moda Health, which gives the department the ability to oversee and approve all financial decisions the company makes.
Additionally, DCBS has ordered Moda to transfer its individual market insurance plans to a different insurance carrier. This means people insured directly with Moda through individual plans purchased on the individual market through the Oregon health insurance exchange will have their insurance provided by a carrier other than Moda.
Currently, this has no impact on group health plans or plans provided through the Oregon Educator Benefit Board (OEBB).
OEA staff is working to ensure we thoroughly understand the ramifications of this action, but want to assure you that there is no impact to the health plans provided by OEBB or OEA.
I’ve provided some sample Q&A below that has been provided by DCBS regarding this action.
We will keep you in the loop as this develops, but wanted to make sure you had up to date and accurate information as you hear news about this issue.
Oregon Education Association
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Sample Q&A for OEBB Member Services Staff
- All OEBB coverage remains in place and unchanged
- All OEBB claims will continue to be paid as usual
- OEBB will continue to inform participating entities and members as we learn more
The GBEA is woring collaboratively with the District on a Collaboration Design Grant from the ODE. Here is an update.
NCLB is changed to ESSA - the Every Student Succeeds Act - read summary
Oregon has the lowest corporate taxes in the country.
Hard-working Oregonians are paying their taxes, but out-of-state corporations aren't paying theirs.
It's time for corporations to pay their fair share.
Members should be sending their Safety concerns to thier Principal for review at the monthly safety committee meetings happening in your building.
Download the Teacher Evaluation Handbook created by the District and the Association
Download the Specialist Evaluation Handbook created by the District and the Association
Download the New Teacher Evaluation Standards that have been put out by the State of Oregon
Overall a teachers will be evaluated on professional practice, professional responsibilities, and student performance. Student performance must be a "significant" part of teacher evaluation
The state has begun adopting Common Core curriculum and materials, they even have some resources for teachers if you follow the link to their web site
Crisis Information from the NEA