EPISD District 4 Endorsement - Diane Dye

The EP AFT endorses and supports Ms. Diane Dye in the EPISD District 4 (Chapin/Irvin) Runoff Election on June 10th.  The El Paso AFT Committee On Political Education (COPE) and the Executive Board have, as promised, reviewed the political situation in District 4 (Chapin/Irvin) now that there is a runoff election on Saturday, June 10th.  We successfully blocked Mr. Groover’s candidacy and his pro-Privatization agenda.


Eyes on the Board - 5.16.2017

The purpose of this E-Mail is to update you about last night’s EPISD Board of Trustee Meeting.  There were three items of interest last night:  1) The Federation’s Four Goals;  2) Special Education Audit;  and, 3) ‘Engage 2 Learn’.  Over 35 Federation Activists turned out for the meeting.  The next, and the critical, Board Meeting will be on June 21st.  That will be the vote on the Federation’s Four Goals.


Lost or Stolen Textbooks

This is the third of the Year End Reminder Emails.  This E-mail will address lost or stolen textbooks.  Over the course of the year, text books (yes, we still have them) grow legs and walk away.  You may very well find that your campus administration decides that you need to pay for them.  That is prohibited by law.


ABCs of Leave

The purpose of this is to share a pictograph that captures the ABCs of Leave. We receive a lot of questions about Leave. I hope this pictograph provides some of the basics. EPISD Policy DEC(LEGAL, LOCAL, REGULATION and EXHIBIT) discuss Leave.



Texas AFT Convention Call

The purpose of this is to invite you to the Texas AFT State Convention in El Paso.  This will be the first Texas AFT convention held in El Paso.  Our Local has elected 34 voting delegates for the Convention.

I want to invite those of you who are not Delegate, who want to attend or participate to do so on Saturday, June 17th.  That is the Professional Issues Day at the Texas AFT Convention on Saturday, June 17 at the El Paso Convention Center.

The Professional Issues Day schedule is: