Ogden Teachers Rally for Collective Bargaining

Ogden Teachers Rally for Collective Bargaining

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Educator on the Hill-Legislative Updates

Joan Heap, English teacher at North Ogden Jr. High, spent the morning at the legislature contacting her legislators and discussing the important legislation dealing with education. Joan met with other teachers and staff before going to the Capitol to send requests into the floor to speak to legislators. Joan had several good conversations with Sen. Christensen, Rep. Dee, Rep. Wilcox and others. The "Educator on the Hill" day is an excellent chance for you to be a part of the lobby team. Contact your local OEA or WEA leader if your are interested in attending. Only three weeks left.
Here are some of the important bills to monitor and then contact your legislators:
  • SB 48 Teacher Competency Test is going to the House of Rep.
  • HB 328 Performance Pay will be going to House Ed. Committee soon.
  • HB 260 Orderly Termination of Teachers will start in the House.

Please go to the Legislative website at www.le/state.ut.us and look at these bills and check their status. Remember to not use your school computer for these contacts.

Thanks Rick