September 13, 2019

Happy Friday to you all.

One of the most valuable supports that I believe in is connection: connection with your colleagues, with your students, with the district as a whole.  Thank you to those who came out two weeks ago to our SCEA Social to connect with one another.

One of the most important ways we believe in connecting with you as an association is through one-on-one conversations.  Sometimes it might be a lengthy discussion and sometimes it might be just a quick check-in in between classes.  Please know that your building representatives and officers value the feedback you provide, and we also value your unique perspective, so please do not hesitate to engage in those conversations whenever they come up.

And sometimes we are not able to gather feedback and identify trends through a comprehensive one-on-one conversation campaign, or sometimes we need to have hard data to accompany the anecdotal information we receive.  I hope you take the time to complete surveys that the Association or District sends out, so we can make informed decisions for the benefit of the students and staff.

Recently some surveys went out that are very important for you to participate in.  Those links are provided below.

School Start and End Time Survey

Middle School Survey

I know some of you may have discomfort filling out a survey, wondering if your personal responses could be “used against you.”  I absolutely respect if you feel uncomfortable completing the survey because of this, but I also want you to know that I am confident that the district is not spending hours trying to identify individuals on a survey that is trying to identify themes and trends, and even if they did the SCEA can and will work to ensure that you are not unfairly treated as a result of providing honest feedback to the district.  Your perspective is very important as we embark on decision-making for the district.

Sincerely,

Joe Blomquist.
SCEA President
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