Dear Members,

Your SEA Executive Board met with UniServ Director Melissa Alexander this afternoon. Per advice from VEA legal, anyone whose health was detrimentally affected by today’s event should follow SCPS procedures to file a workplace incident report, regardless of whether or not they sought professional care.

These procedures are outlined below:

  • Notify your supervisor immediately
  • The supervisor will provide you with a panel of physicians
  • Call VRSA to report 877-234-0898, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

    If you have questions regarding these procedures, please reach out to your school nurse and/or administrator. If you are told not to follow these procedures, please reach out to SEA.

    Please pass this advice to non-members who may have been affected, and encourage them to join SEA so they may be ensured protection now and in the future. Remember that only non-work emails should be used, as SCPS emails can be easily subject to the Freedom of Information Act.

    We’ve heard from many of you on a variety of issues this week. Please know that SEA is working daily to address these concerns, and we’ll send updates to common issues as they are available. For now, the health and safety of SCPS educators is our highest priority. We will meet again this weekend, and send updates as they become available.

    The School Board will be meeting at 6:30p.m on Tuesday, August 9th. You can view their agenda here. If you wish to speak on an issue, School Board policy requires that you must sign up by 2p.m on Tuesday (this form is open now).

    Our thoughts are with everyone who was affected by today’s events. Please take care of yourselves and don’t hesitate to reach out if you need us. Have no doubt that SEA will be representing you on Tuesday. We hope to see you there.

    In solidarity,

    Your Executive Board