President’s Summer Message: What we have been through, and What’s Ahead 

Now that we have finally reached the last days of this utterly extraordinary school year, I suspect that the emotion shared by the majority of Edmonton Public teachers is one of sheer relief, probably accompanied by ongoing concern about what lies ahead in September and beyond, a degree of frustration with what has (and hasn’t) occurred, and even a sense of “what just happened anyway?” (click HERE to continue reading

Salary Pay Date/Summer Schedule

Clause 3.1 of the Collective Agreement states:

3.1 Salary Pay Date/Schedule
3.1.1 The Board shall pay by electronic deposit to the financial institution of each teacher's choice, taking into consideration any necessary adjustments: 
a) 1/12 of annual salary by the last banking day of each month except for December and August. 
b) the December payment date is the last operational day prior to the Winter Break. 
c) the August payment date is August 15 or the next banking day following August 15, if August 15 is not a banking day.

This means the June and July salary payment dates will be the last banking day of June and the last banking day of July, and the August salary payment date should be August 17, 2020 as that is the first banking day following August 15, 2020. 

Health and Wellness Spending Accounts

Click HERE to access information on the Health and Wellness Spending Accounts.

Retiring this year?

The Retirement Check-off session was cancelled due to the restrictions put in place by Health Canada and Alberta Health Services in regards to the COVID-19 virus. Teachers needing assistance with the retirement process are asked to contact the Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund (ATRF) directly via member@atrf.com or info@atrf.com.  Teachers needing assistance with transitioning their Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP) Benefits should contact ASEBP directly at benefits@asebp.ca

Maternity/Adoption Information

Teachers who have questions or need assistance with maternity/adoption leave should contact Catherine LeBlanc at catherine.leblanc@edpub.org.

Summer Reading

Looking for some great books to read over the summer? The Diversity, Equity and Human Rights (DEHR) Committee has created a short list of suggested readings (HERE). Watch for more book studies in the fall! 2020

Educational Leadership Academy (ELA) - Aug. 10-12, 2020

The 2020 Educational Leadership Academy will take place from August 10-12, 2020. This year will be a special online event and there will be no-charge for registration. We will tailor the content of the event to the conditions that will exist for our schools to be re-opened in the fall as shared by the Minister at the beginning of August. To ensure that you receive information directly via email with links for registration for the six modules, click HERE and share your expression of interest. You will then receive a message when registrations open in early August for the Academy.

Provincial Bargaining Update

Check the Alberta Teachers' Association website for the most up to date information.

Contact the Local office

401 Barnett House
11010-142 Street NW
Edmonton AB  T5N 2R1

780-455-2164 (phone)
780-453-1407 (fax)
info@edpub.org (email)

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Please note that the Local's office is closed for breaks approved by the Edmonton Public School Board.

 Local 37 Tweets

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  3. Ed Pub Teachers RT @schill_dawg: We have the right to disagree on issues. We have the right to express our opinions (which I do regularly). I encourage peo…

 Provincial ATA Tweets

  1. Alberta Teachers Association Did you know that September 19th is "International Talk Like a Pirate Day"? One of the silliest celebrations of the… https://t.co/ppYzXlzkei
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  3. Alberta Teachers Association RT @schill_dawg: I know I tweeted this yesterday, but seems appropriate to share it again. The link will take you to the ATA's Priorities f…