Letters were delivered to President Don Belnap and State Supt. Larry Shumway informing them of our intentions to mutually (with the OCSD) request the appointment of a "Hearing Officer" for our fact finding. The OEA also gave both parties a list of possible Hearing Officers. It is now up to Supt. Shumway to work with the OEA and OCSD to determine who will serve as the Hearing officer. I am visiting with Jordan Education Association's staff today to discuss their fact finding procedure and look at their "hearing evidence". We will start working on our presentation now as we wait for a hearing officer to be chosen.
Today's "Blog Contest 2.0:"60 is the new 50 contest" entry is to visit the Future Educators website at www.futureeducators.org and email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the location of the FEA International Conference. Our association (your dues dollars) are sponsoring two of our FEA advisors, Suzy Davis (OHS) and Joan Iverson (Bonneville H.S.) to the conference. WSU is also sending their advisor, Stephanie Heath and several WSU students.