Members, I have sat down to write this message a few times, and each time I have struggled. (Despite multiple drafts it will still be kind of lame, even though I want it to be awesome.) For me putting something in writing makes it feel more real, and as I commit this to written words I am … Read more about A Message from Karl
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The Unit Five Education Association (UFEA) represents more than 900 certificated personnel and the Unit Five Support Professionals Association (UFSPA) represents more than 300 full-time and part-time ESPs (Education Support Professionals). The leaders of UFEA and UFSPA are exploring the idea of … Read more about UN1ON: Exploring Merging with UFSPA
Join us for the IEA Professional Development Conference at the Wyndham Springfield City Center, December 1-2, 2017. The IEA Professional Development Conference showcases IEA as an official ISBE-sanctioned professional development provider. This is an excellent opportunity for you to both acquire … Read more about REGISTER NOW: IEA Professional Development Conference Dec. 1-2, 2017
UFSPA & UFEA Members: We wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with some important and timely updates regarding heath insurance. Please take a few moments to read through the information provided here, and then feel free to ask questions of any of the Insurance Committee members if … Read more about Important Insurance Update for January, 2018
As you are likely aware, there have been changes related to Parent/Teacher Conferences as a result of our most recent contract with the District. During bargaining, we spent significant time talking about issues related to conferences. We discussed the fact that growing class sizes made it nearly … Read more about The Times They Are A Changin’ (and so are parent/teacher conferences)
Remarks as prepared Good morning members of the Unit Five Education Association. Good morning members of the School Board and Administration. Good morning other members of the Unit 5 family. Those of you who have been here a while and have heard me speak -- either here, publicly, or … Read more about Welcome Back: Be Fearless, Be Proud, Be a Public Education Warrior