The SEA wanted to give you an update of things that have been going on behind the scenes.

The Executive Board met with Dr. Jones, Patrick Byrnett, Chris Fulmer, and Lisa Boatwright on 11/29/2021.

At this meeting, we brought three major concerns to the table.
  1. The employee code of conduct- SEA asked that it be repealed until the educator’s bill of rights is adopted with the code of conduct. Patrick Byrnett will be taking the bill of rights to the SCPS governance committee.
  2. Concurrent teaching- SEA shared the survey results that showed wide discrepancies across the district. SEA has shared Prince William’s concurrent teaching pay scale. Dr. Jones and Robin Gardner are set to follow up on December 6, 2021.
  3. SEA asked for a seat at the table with the Finance and Budget Committee. (FAB) SEA believes that educators need to have a say in the budget that is approved. Chris Fulmer will work with Dr. Taylor on this when he starts on December 1, 2021.
  4. SEA President, Kathy Butler stated that it is CRUCIAL that employees are looked after, and their needs are met. She game multiple examples of how educators are broken due to the demands and that we work together to make sure there isn’t a mass exodus in the Spring. All parties agreed and monthly meetings will happen with Dr. Taylor, SEA, and cabinet members to make sure that all employees’ needs are met.
In closing, we are asking that all of us stand together. These past 2 school years have been the hardest on all of us. The dam is cracked, and if we as educators allow it to crack even further, it WILL come down. We cannot allow that to happen. We have all worked too hard to keep it together, and that’s what we plan to do: keep it together.

In solidarity,
The SEA Executive Board