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  • Para Contract Ratification Meeting

    The Contract Ratification Meeting will be on Wednesday, October 16th at 2:00 PM at the Capuano Early Childhood Center (150 Glen Street) in the Cafeteria. You have permission from central administration to leave school early to arrive for the meeting at 2:00. The meeting will begin promptly at 2:00. At 2:30 voting can begin, but only when a majority of paras have decided to… Continue reading "Para Contract Ratification Meeting"

  • Calling All Paras

    The Paraeducator Bargaining Team and representatives of Somerville School Committee have finalized the language of the new contract. It was distributed to paras on Friday September 27th and a ratification vote will be scheduled shortly. Please see your building representatives with any questions.

  • Homework Focus Groups

    All teachers and para educators are invited to participate in a focus group to share their ideas and opinions about homework practices in their grade levels, subjects, and schools. The information collected through these focus groups will help to inform School Committee Policy around homework. One focus group will be held at each school though educators are welcome to attend… Continue reading "Homework Focus Groups"

  • Welcome Back Party 2019!

    On Friday, September 27, the STA had a special meeting and unanimously approved the STA budget for the year. Then, STA members went to Olde Magoun’s Saloon for a welcome back party, which 75 people attended! A special shout out the Welcome Back Committee for planning such a successful event. It was awesome to see so many members come out,… Continue reading "Welcome Back Party 2019!"

  • Unit A Contract Ratifies

    On behalf of the Negotiations Team, I am very pleased to inform you that the contract was ratified. In what I believe to be a record turn out, there were 311 members who voted. 250 Members voted to ratify the Memorandum of Agreement 61 Members voted against the Memorandum of Agreement The Team is very appreciative of the time members… Continue reading "Unit A Contract Ratifies"

  • Calling All PARAS!

    Calling all PARAS!       The STA is seeking paraprofessional to participate in contract negotiations.  Serving on this committee will be energizing and exhausting.  It will give you the opportunity to have you voice heard, as well as represent your friends and colleagues.  If you are interested in participating in this Negotiations Team,  please email Jackie at jlawrence@somervilleteachers.com.  We… Continue reading "Calling All PARAS!"

  • Mass Child Grants AVAILABLE!

    The Massachusetts Child (Mass Child) is a charitable corporation founded by the MTA in 1996. We reimburse MTA’s pre-K-12 local associations for expenses that directly benefit students in need, making it possible for them to succeed. The Mass Child Board of Directors reviews requests on a case-by-case basis to confirm that they meet the guidelines. Locals with 500 or fewer… Continue reading "Mass Child Grants AVAILABLE!"

  • STA Launches new website to improve communication

    Greetings and welcome to the new STA Website. As you will see the new website features many upgrades from our past website. The calendar feature will be kept current and include all STA events. In the next few weeks, we will be adding information to some of the pages that are still under construction. Please be certain to check back… Continue reading "STA Launches new website to improve communication"