Update on Addressing Our Students’ Immigration Fears

San Antonio AllianceUncategorized

After many SAISD teachers, social workers, counselors, and other staff reached out to our union leaders and staff about how to support our students who have fears about their and/or their family members’ immigration status, our union formed our Abrazos Working Group. Several actions followed: Our Alliance Executive Council passed a resolution declaring what support we believe is necessary for … Read More

The Texas Legislature is in session. Get involved!

San Antonio AllianceUncategorized

This year, our state legislature is in session. This is an important legislative session, as Lt. Governor Dan Patrick has made education a “priority.” This means pushing private school vouchers, using the new TEA A-to-F accountability system to brow-beat districts, schools, and school employees, and much, much more. We hope you are ALL IN to stand up for our kids … Read More

Do you have what it takes to be on our Read Across America Team?!

San Antonio AllianceUncategorized

If you are an Alliance Member and you think you have what it takes to be part of our team, please join us on Tuesday, January 31st at 4:30pm at the Alliance Office [120 Adams Street, 78210] for an ALL-CALL meeting. We will discuss roles and responsibilities, let you try on costumes and practice your moves! We need volunteers for— … Read More

SAISD: Submit your request to participate in our 2017 Read Across America

San Antonio AllianceUncategorized

For the past 19 years the National Education Association (NEA) has celebrated Read Across America Day, which is also the birthday of author Dr. Seuss. Read Across America Day has grown into the nation’s largest reading observance with more than 45 million participating. The NEA is affiliated with your local union, the San Antonio Alliance of Teachers & Support Personnel. … Read More

Scholarship Opportunities for Members and Dependents

San Antonio AllianceUncategorized

The national AFT is happy to announce the opening of the 2017 Porter Scholars Program. There are two great opportunities for our members and their dependents. There is a one-time grant being awarded to ten members in the amount of $1,000 each and four $8,000 scholarships for high school seniors who are dependents of active members in good standing. To … Read More