Dear V.E.A. Members:
We hope you and yours and well and you are having a pleasant opening to the new work year. We know that our members are working long hours and under great duress to make virtual instruction work. These working conditions are not optimal and we are in conversation with the central administration regarding the many changing procedures, policies and expectations that put so much more work and accountability on the teaching staff but very little on anyone else in the chain of the learning process. This is a work in progress and will likely become part of upcoming contract negotiations.
We know that our members are the key to making virtual teaching and the upcoming hybrid schedule as successful as it can be. Please strive to do your best work for the students and the parents. It is noticed and appreciated by the Association and the supportive members of the community.
Remember though to set reasonable limits on your workday in order to maintain your physical and mental health. No one should be working non-stop at a computer for 10 or more hours a day! Covid-19 and these working conditions seem like an endless cycle but it is temporary and a change for the better will come.
The Association is doing everything in its power to ensure that our members and our students are as safe as possible when returning to school on Oct. 13. If you have concerns or questions, please contact us as soon as possible.
Questions or Concerns? Call the VEA office at 696-9200 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lou Russo, President
Vineland Education Association