We are a labor organization that represents the dedicated teachers who work within Danbury's public schools. We work to ensure that our teacher's contractual rights, wages, and benefits are fair. We work to advocate for our students and to make improvements in public education. We believe that when we work for a unified cause, we are truly stronger together.
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WE ARE STRONGER WHEN WE STAND TOGETHER
Message From The President of NEA Danbury:
NEA Danbury Teachers:
Next week you will be receiving information about the training process for distance learning. It is going to be challenging, frustrating and new..and even at times scary.
We are all learning this together and will grow together as colleagues and as a community. Mistakes will be made and will will fix them as we go. Breathe. We will do the best we can and that may look different for each one of us depending on our technology skill set. That is ok. We will help each other.
Please know that the District understands this:
Your family is still your priority.
Your health and safety is still your priority.
You will soon be receiving communication from your principals as well as the district about virtual PD, virtual meetings, etc. that will begin as early as Tuesday. Please check your email each am and pm for notifications and directions.
Next week, NEA Danbury will also be establishing our own shared document where you can post your questions and concerns about the roll out. Please use the google doc and do not email Erin Daly with day to day operational questions. It is far more effective to discuss questions and concerns as a union community. We promise to continue to work to get everyone answers as a collective group in a timely matter!
We got this teachers! Stronger together!
Resources to Support Student Learning During School Closures Due to COVID-19
A MESSAGE FROM NEA DANBURY REGARDING REMOTE LEARNING AND COVID-19
As you may have already determined, we anticipate being out of school for a far greater length of time than previously expected - potentially for the remainder of the year. NEA Danbury and the District are working together regarding transitioning to distance learning in the near future for our students. This will also be happening in districts across the State. Our district is hoping to have systems in place for teachers to begin online instruction toward the end of the month. An exact date and details of what that will look like will be forthcoming.
In the meantime, we are working with the District to develop a mutually agreed upon definition of our new working conditions moving forward. Please know that there will not be any interruption in your pay. You will continue to be paid as you do normally.
In the days to come, the District will be reaching out to communicate more information to our teachers about the distance learning plan. Please know that teaching expectations will be reasonable. In planning, the District will be mindful of the many challenging obstacles we are now all charged with as part of our daily lives in these difficult circumstances.
We are sure you all will look forward to reestablishing some normalcy of getting back to work to connect with your students, even if it is only remotely. Please check your emails daily to keep updated. In the meantime, stay home, stay healthy and stay safe. We will get through each day together. -
Erin Daly, NEA Danbury
Message to the DPS community from Dr. Sal
Teacher Retirement Board
Due to the concerns with COVID-19 the TRB is taking precautionary measures to protect members and staff. Our office will be closed to the public until further notice but will continue to operate during regular business hours and provide service to members via phone and email. Any documentation can be faxed or mailed but we will not allow members to drop off documents or meet with staff in person at this time.
In an effort to provide better service to our members for specific questions, please see the agency directory link provided: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/TRB/Content/Agency/AG_CNTACTUS.pdf
Notice of this closure to the public has been posted to our social media and website pages and we appreciate everyone?s patience during this time.
Please visit the TRB website for additional information at ct.gov/TRB.
With things changing minute to minute, now please mail your 2020 NEA-Danbury scholarship application packets to:
19 Westminster Road
Danbury CT 06811
and follow up with an email to: email@example.com
Stay well, be safe!
Attention Members: Our March 18th dinner workshop has been postponed until further notice out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with the Governor's directive to avoid gatherings of large groups of 100 or more. We sincerely apologize and hope to reschedule in the late spring.
As the threat of coronavirus spreads, CEA and NEA Danbury are working with state and local officials and other education stakeholders to keep Connecticut’s students and teachers safe.
The Association has developed interim guidelines for schools, based on recommended strategies from the Centers for Disease Control. CEA leaders have also met with the state’s public health and education officials to develop plans for protecting school communities in the event that the virus makes its way into Connecticut.
CEA will issue regular coronavirus updates, detailing new developments that could impact you and your students, as well as updated guidelines. Watch for these in your inbox.
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Members: Please know that NEA Danbury is in close communication with DPS leadership regarding Corona Virus updates and planning. The District is working hard to take all necessary steps to best protect students and staff. This includes increased cleaning and custodial measures. Please know that we are working together with the Superintendent on this. Remember we are role models for our students. The way we handle this directly impacts our students. Keep calm. Be vigilant about common sense germ protection. Stay home if you are sick.
Teachers and DCF
What you need to know
Over the course of their careers, one in eight Connecticut teachers will be at the center of a DCF investigation. Would you know what to do if it happens to you?
Learn your rights and responsibilities by attending a CEA workshop on DCF issues, including mandatory reporting laws and what to do (and not do) in a DCF investigation. You will also hear how an open dialogue with the DCF commissioner has led to positive changes for teachers, including the creation of a new DCF investigative unit with the potential for bringing greater transparency, consistency, and efficiency—including shorter wait times—to the investigation process.
As a Fairfield County teacher, you are invited to attend one of three workshops CEA’s legal department is offering in New Canaan, Danbury, and Trumbull.
Click below to register for a free workshop near you.
Thursday, March 26
Broadview Middle School
72 Hospital Avenue
Click to register:
ATTENTION NEA-DANBURY MEMBERS
2020 Scholarship Information
If your son or daughter is a senior in high school and is planning to pursue a post secondary education, now is the time to apply for NEA-Danbury’s scholarship program. Four, $1,000 scholarships are to be awarded.
The completed HARD-COPY application, including an official transcript, must be received before 3 p.m. April 9, 2020. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
The application form and criteria can be found on the Important Forms page. On the homepage, click on “More” and “Important Forms” and you will find the link. Email Thomas Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
On October 11th, our new contract for 2020-2023 was ratified by NEA Danbury Membership, as well as the BOE. Thank you to all who came out to vote and participate in the process. If you have any questions about our new contract, please contact Erin Daly. New contracts will be printed out in the Spring.
Upcoming Member Organizing:
Help us continue the RedforEd movement and show your support for our students! Wear RedforEd every Wednesday and take photos of you and your colleagues wearing your red shirts - post on your social media with the #Danburyteacherscareaboutourpublicschools #DanburyRedforEd
Go to our Upcoming Events page for more detailed information.
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NEA-Danbury Dinner Workshop
As the demands to address all of a student’s academic and emotional needs have increased, it is vitally important that all teachers are informed of their legal rights and duties related to aggressive student behavior.
NEA is hosting a very important dinner workshop.
Topic: Knowledge Is the Best Protection:
Preventing and Responding to Aggressive Student Behavior.
When: Wednesday, March 18 at 4 pm
Where: Anthony’s Lake Club/Vespucci Lodge 10 Christopher Columbus Ave., Danbury
To RSVP Click on link :
General Membership Meeting Dates
We Want To Hear From You!
We invite all general members to join us at our monthly meeting on the second Wednesday of every month @ 4pm
Got contract or procedural questions?
Facing difficulties in your building?
Need an advocate or support in a certain area?
PLEASE COME AND JOIN US!
Anthony's Lake Club, 10 Christopher Columbus Ave - 4pm
light refreshments provided
All members encouraged to attend!
Scholarship award ceremony
Learn how your union is working for you! Our Executive Board Members and Committee Chairpersons will be in attendance to answer all of your questions.
Please be aware of your Certification and your renewal requirements. If your certificate will expire in a couple of months, please make sure you take immediate action to renew it by filling out the form ED126 located on our Important Forms page. Visit this site to log into your account and to find more information about your certification renewal.
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87A SAND PIT Road
NEA Danbury Officers
President: Erin Daly
Vice President: Tom Ross
Secretary: Melinda Scott
Treasurer: Josh Richter
RED FOR ED:
Wear your RED FOR ED shirts on Wednesdays to show our UNION UNITY and SUPPORT for our students and our contractual rights.