Ratification of Tentative Agreement

TAAAC’s first regularly scheduled Association Representative Council (ARC) will be held at Severna Park Middle School (note the change in location) tomorrow, Wednesday, September 5th at 5:00pm.Among the agenda items are the presentation of the fiscal year 2013 Tentative Agreement and the distribution of balloting materials.

It appears that tomorrow (Wednesday) is a popular day for back-to-school nights. Sadly, we were unable to schedule around it. To accommodate AR’s who cannot attend, President Richard Benfer will be available starting at 4:30pm on Thursday, September 6th in the TAAAC Boardroom to distribute balloting materials and answer questions about the Tentative Agreement.

The formal and binding ratification vote by the AR’s will occur at a Special ARC scheduled for Tuesday, September 18th, at 5:00 at a location to be announced. That means there will be only Eight Business Days to conduct the on-site balloting. It is critical that school and worksites receive the packets promptly.  Members can help by:

1. Ensuring that the school or worksite has at least one AR.

2. If possible, ensuring that an AR, and Alternate, or a volunteer who happens to live near Severna Park Middle School or the TAAAC Office can come and pick up the packets at the ARC tomorrow or with Richard on Thursday.

TAAAC will do its share to get the remainders delivered on Friday by courier. It is important that there are not so many remaining bags that deliveries cannot be completed by the end of the week.

Please make every effort to ensure your school or worksite is represented. If your AR is not available for some reason, consider volunteering for this one meeting.

The Tentative Agreement does reflect some changes in economic items.