Outstanding Educator Awards – Nominations Open!

Nominate an Outstanding Educator!

April 15 – May 15

Our educators play a critical role in the development of our children, so it’s important to recognize those that always go the extra mile to make every child’s potential a reality!

Nominations for Texas PTA Outstanding Educator of the Year Awards are now open until May 15 for the five awards categories – Elementary Teacher, Secondary Teacher, Elementary Principal, Secondary Principal and Superintendent.  All finalists and their nominators will be notified immediately and finalists will be asked to submit response to a few additional questions.

Texas PTA will announce finalists on Friday, May 30 via our website.

Thank you for supporting PTA and Texas’ first-class educators!

Click here to nominate someone today! 

 

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SAISD Board passes resolution against privatization

On Monday night, the school board unanimously passed a resolution opposing the privatizing of district custodial and support services and reaffirming its commitment to district custodial and support services employees. Rumors regarding privatization, or outsourcing, had been rampant for weeks.  Board member Debra Guerrero placed the resolution on the agenda so as to reassure employees that the district is not moving in the direction of privatization.

The Alliance had sent Board members a letter on March 31st reiterating its long-standing position against privatization.  Alliance president Shelley Potter spoke at Monday’s Board meeting emphasizing that SAISD custodians and support personnel are invested in our district and our community and that many of them are parents, grandparents or other relatives of our students.  Potter said, “They have pride in the work they do because they know it impacts our students.” Potter urged the Board to approve the resolution and say no to privatization.

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SAISD Board approves salaries for 2014-15

Last night, the SAISD school board approved a minimum salary increase of 2.5% for teachers (and others on the teacher schedule) for the 2014-15 school year. They increased the starting teacher salary to $49,000 for next school year. The Board also approved an increase of 1.5% of midpoint for all other employees.  The Alliance plans to publish the details for each category of employees in the next few days.  Continue reading

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JOSHUA BELL-SAN ANTONIO MAJESTIC THEATRE

TICKETS NOW ON SALE- individual tickets are $25, $50, or $75.00.

Purchase 10 or more tickets by May 14 and receive a 20% discount!

TO PURCHASE ANY AMOUNT OF TICKETS contact me at 554 1066 or cramerk@sasymphony.org.

Joshua Bell— virtuosic; inspiring; musically poetic! One of the most renowned violinists of our time joins Sebastian Lang-Lessing and the San Antonio Symphony in a musical jubilee. From the stunningly powerful violin concerto of Sibelius to the sultry sounds of Bolero, showcasing the entire orchestra, this evening will long be remembered.

Reception with Joshua Bell is available at $75 a person.

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor |  Joshua Bell, violin

San Antonio Symphony

Ravel Bolero

Sibelius’s concerto for violin and orchestra in D Minor

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We Need your Feedback on Discipline Referrals

 Complete our three-question survey

As your Consultation representative, the Alliance is gathering information about discipline referrals. Under SAISD guidelines, teachers *must *submit a discipline referral when a student violates the SAISD Student Code of Conduct.  The teacher is not required to take previous action in order to submit the discipline referral, although, if previous action has been taken, it is useful for the teacher to provide that information on the referral.  After taking administrative action, the campus administrator is required to return a copy of the referral to the teacher within five school days.

Take the Alliance’s quick, three-question survey to let us know how well the guidelines are being implemented at your campus: https://leadernet.aft.org/webform/discipline-referrals. Individual responses are anonymous. 

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Books Build Character – Come help sort books for our SAISD students!

April 23 & 24 from 4-7 PM at Cooper Gym

The Alliance received another great opportunity for purchasing books from First Book this year.  So the Alliance, in collaboration with SAISD, will be able to once again provide a brand new book to every 2nd and 7th grader in the district.  7th graders will receive Wonder again, which was quite popular last school year.  2nd graders will receive Tomas and the Library Lady, which is from First Book’s new Latino Culture Collection.

The books have arrived and must now be sorted for each campus.  You can help!  We have planned to sort out the books at the Cooper Gym, 1700 Tampico, on Wednesday, April 23rd and Thursday, April 24th from 4:00-7:00 PM.  If you are willing to help, please email peggyp@sanantonioalliance.org with your choice of dates.

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