“In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.” -Fred Rogers
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
Here is an article from the Fred Rogers Company to help children process their feelings about tragic events in the news. There are printable resources in Spanish and English to share with families.
The Butte Schools JPA also sent out an excellent newsletter about trauma. You can sign up to receive future newsletters here.
BCOE is revising the Catastrophic Leave Donation procedures for all employees. Catastrophic Leave Donation is addressed in California Education Code (the laws that regulate education in California), but districts have some flexibility in the details of how this leave is calculated and distributed. A committee has been formed with members from all of the BCOE bargaining units to look at our current procedures and suggest changes. Tim McCracken is representing the interests of BCTA in this discussion.
If you would like to share your thoughts, please contact Tim McCracken
Have you checked out the bargaining page?
There are updates after each bargaining session to keep you informed. Click the Bargaining tab at the top of any page and learn more about what the BCTA bargaining team is up to!