June 12, 2017
NOTE: These minutes are also available online at www.lmeaonline.org.
President C. Santa Maria called the meeting to order at 4:05 pm.
J. Cappelli made a motion to approve the minutes from May—sec by J. Hemingway—passed.
President’s Report: C. Santa Maria began by welcoming and thanking newly elected building reps, whose terms will begin next year. LMEA calendars were distributed and discussed, with important meetings noted. Next year’s executive council meetings will be held in the Academy building.
As you saw in Brian Cote’s email over the weekend, Ed Camp has been canceled. This is an undeniable sign that the LMEA is united, and no longer willing to volunteer time for administrative responsibilities. To maintain that message, please wear LMEA shirts on June 19 (if you don’t have any LMEA gear, please wear white that day).
Joe Mudd spoke briefly about the Settlement Task Force steering committee, which will meet for the first time this Wednesday, June 14. Please contact him if you’re interested in working as part of this effort.
Please see the Apple Core for details on the pension reform bill, which the governor was to sign today, a reminder about the altered pay schedule through June, and a recap of the annual retirement dinner, as well as two corrections.
VP Support: V. Fedeli offered contact information (610-331-8015 or 610-645-1870) for reps to use, should they need to speak with him over the summer, and thanks to everyone for their support in his work.
VP Professional: NR
1st Vice President: NR
Secretary Support: NR
Secretary Professional: NR
Treasurer: D. Mandarino submitted a treasurer’s report for May—passed.
Settlement Task Force: NR
Constitution: This year’s updates to policies and practices should be on the website at this point.
CIPD: Our next meeting is June 19.
CNC: We will meet tomorrow.
Health & Safety: We will meet over the summer, so please let Aimee or Larry know if you have concerns.
Legislation: M. Stettner confirmed that the governor did sign the pension legislation, which won’t cause negative effects for current employees, but which will change the design of the system for incoming employees after July 1, 2019. The only republican to vote against it was Scott Wagner, the likely nominee for the governor’s race next year; he thought it wasn’t harsh enough on teachers.
Minority Affairs: NR
PACE: M. Stettner reminded us that PACE money can help all pro-education candidates statewide; congratulations to Cynwyd Elementary, who retain the President’s Cup in reward for having the highest percentage of contributors on staff.
PR & R: P. Dawson submitted a written report and updates on grievances.
Special Services: NR
Sunshine: Please contact Debbie Williams as the need arises at email@example.com, even over the summer.
Membership: D. Grumbine submitted a written report.
Belmont Hills: Prof: NP
Cynwyd: Prof: NR
Gladwyne: Prof: NR
Merion: Prof: NR
Penn Valley: Prof: NR
Penn Wynne: Prof: NR
Bala Cynwyd: Prof: NR
Welsh Valley: Prof: NR
ESP: Question about the 14- and 20-hour summer options—will investigate.
Lower Merion: Prof: NR
Harriton: Prof: NR
Minority At-Large Reps: NR
M. Stettner made a motion to adjourn - second by V. Fedeli. The meeting was adjourned at 4:52 pm.
Andrew Thomas, Secretary Professional