April AFSA GEB Meeting

On April 19–21, the AFSA General Executive Board (GEB) met in Washington, D.C., to review the agenda for improving services for AFSA members and to begin developing a strategic, three-year plan for helping AFSA meet its newly adopted mission to be “the exclusive union for administrators, professionals and supervisors advocating for excellence and equity in all of our schools, workplaces and communities.”

Dr. Nia Haydel leads a strategic planning discussion with GEB members.

Dr. Nia Haydel leads a strategic planning discussion with GEB members.

Program Committee

The GEB approved a mock negotiations workshop for bargaining team members, which will take place in Cromwell, Conn., on July 25–26, 2013. For more information, please reach out to your local president.

Legislative Committee

The GEB reviewed the House and Senate budget proposals for 2014 and the president’s budget request for 2014. The GEB also is considering a resolution on school safety and immigration reform.

Scholarship Committee

The GEB selected this year’s five winners for the AFSA scholarship, who each will receive a $2,500 award toward his or her college expenses.

A one-time donation of $10,000 was authorized to go to the family of the late Sandy Hook School Principal Dawn Hochsprung and AFSA’s insurance provider, M&M Group Benefits Inc., has created a $5,000 annual scholarship fund in memory of Hochsprung in Newtown, Conn.

Adopt-a-School Program: Regional School Grants 

The GEB voted to support the AFL-CIO Adopt-a-School Program, which will award one-time grants of $5,000 to 20 public schools covering four regions of the country. Winners for each region and category will be selected collaboratively by the American Federation of School Administrators, AFSCME and AFT.

For more details, visit AFSA admin.org/afl-cio-adopt-a-school/.

 

GEB member Peter McNally works in a group with fellow members James S. Dierke (left), James Smallwood (middle) and AFSA Affiliate Liaison Doris Reed (right), discussing “What does the GEB believe should be the organization's priorities?”

GEB member Peter McNally works in a group with fellow members James S. Dierke (left), James Smallwood (middle) and AFSA Affiliate Liaison Doris Reed (right), discussing “What does the GEB believe should be the organization’s priorities?”

From left, AFSA’s General Counsel Bruce Bryant and GEB members Elaine Papas and Dominic Sacchetti pose during a breakout group session.

From left, AFSA’s General Counsel Bruce Bryant and GEB members Elaine Papas and Dominic Sacchetti pose during a breakout group session.