The JEA ARs met last night. Dr. Johnson spoke about the focus groups she held, the discussions and priorities out of those focus groups which include morale and professional development, and the information the Board presented to legislators.
There are many concerns and much anxiety over the new RIS process, which is still unknown. I have been on a committee to figure out how this will work since seniority is not allowed. A rubric is being developed based on school need and evaluation. As soon as I have more information, I will post it.
A good portion of the meeting was spent on the EFT transition. JEA is asking all members to "flip" from payroll deduction to EFT for the payment of dues. We are starting now to be ready for the 2012-2013 school year. Your AR should be holding a meeting within the next month to help you "flip". All members who "flip" will receive a JEA retractable badge holder. If you have questions, please let me know.